Why are you a copywriter?
This is the work that feels like the best fit for me. The other things that I did before – I did the work – and even though I was good at the jobs, they still didn’t feel “right” This feels “right.”
How do you take your coffee?
Black, no sugar.
If you had to pick just one condiment, which would it be and why?
Mustard. I can do without ketchup, but I need to have mustard on my hot dogs, hamburgers and sandwiches.
What do you like best about working for Top Shelf?
I like the people who work here. We all work hard and have each other’s back on work assignments. The level of cooperation is wonderful to see.
What kind of writing do you do outside of Top Shelf?
Outside of Top Shelf, I write articles and blog posts for private clients. I also write ebooks.
How do you think your outside writing influences your Top Shelf work?
The more experience I get, the more I can bring to the table for other clients, as well as Top Shelf.
What’s your project manager like? How about your editor?
My project manager does a lot more than just give out assignments. She’s a source of support and encouragement throughout. My editor polishes my work to make sure that it represents my best effort. It’s a total team effort.
What’s your favorite font?
I like Arial and Tahoma.
What words do you really hate / love?
I hate the word “Absolutely.” I absolutely think it has been overused in conversation.
I like the word, “perspicacious” because I don’t think it’s used nearly often enough.
Describe your ideal writing situation.
Ideally, my desk would be tidy (ironic, I know, since my desk is far from it at the moment), and the temperature would be comfortable (not too hot and not too cold). I don’t mind if I have a window open; outside sounds don’t necessarily disturb me, but I can’t stand people walking past where I’m working or interrupting me when I work. I generally don’t play music when I work but do take breaks to listen to music.
What’s your favorite book?
Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier. It’s the only book that comes to mind where the main character is spoken of, but never seen in the story.
If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
Life’s What You Make it
One thing about my writing career/life that people wouldn’t expect is:
It’s been a lot more difficult than you can imagine to get here, but every struggle has been worth it because once I started walking this road I knew this was where I needed to be.