David Bowie’s “Changes” have been the theme song for The Bookish Fox lately. Not only our we getting a new website (coming to you on May 4), we are now an editorial agency. I am no longer a lone fox, but I have a team of awesome copyeditors hanging out with me in my den. I am thrilled to introduce them to you now!
Emily hails from Clarksville, MD, which is about midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore. She says this made picking sports teams very difficult as a kid. (Today she roots for the Orioles and the Ravens.) With clients, Emily prides herself on being punctual, precise, and dependable. She also brings a positive, affable, and caring approach to her work (and also a lot of Oxford commas). Her favorite thing about editing is living the stories she gets to read. She says, “I see myself becoming more empathetic to those around me as I try to picture their stories.” She loves editing because when the story is clarified, you get to direct the focus of the reader on the story itself. When she’s not reading and editing, you can find Emily hiking, watching movies, or baking. (Maybe she’ll even send you cookies if you’re really nice.)
Emily’s Motto: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling
Her Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (I know, you are shocked that it is a Harry Potter book). Emily says, “This book sparked in me my love of reading, and because of that, it will always be my favorite book.”
Linda brings integrity, kindness, and empathy to everything she does. One of her favorite things about books is how reading them has made her “a better person by allowing her to inhabit another person’s point of view.” Linda is extremely dedicated to serving our clients’ projects with care and attention to detail. She was born and raised in Texas, but today Linda resides in Chapel Hill, NC with her boyfriend, Mitch, and their dogs, Bob and Neva. Other than books, Linda loves sleeping in, hiking, watching Netflix, and brunching!
Linda’s Motto: “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Her Favorite Book: Lonesome Dove. Linda says,“It’s an epic story of adventure, love, and loss.”
Want to say “hi” to the team? Give them a shout out in the comments below.