As a preschooler, Christy was known to lose track of time while playing "office" with her crayons in the backyard. She carried her thirst for learning throughout her school years, being voted Most Intellectual Female in high school, which she completed at age sixteen. By that time, she had become fluent in French and German and left home to study abroad. At Carnegie Mellon University, Christy studied social history and second-language acquisition, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with University Honors after three years. She then chaired the Women's Concerns Committee and earned her MA in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary. In 2002, she began doctoral studies in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology out of a deep passion for gently welcoming babies in the womb and the world. Christy loves her children, her cats, and babies in general. Her hobbies include watching TV shows/movies, listening to audiobooks, and reading. 😺
Thanks to her love of language and her heart for people, Christy is a capable and dedicated proofreader, editor, and life coach. Though she is cerebral, she is caring and down-to-earth. Punctual and reliable, she enjoys working with clients to make their book shine. Her writing has been published in academic journals, The Christian Childbirth Handbook, DONA’s (Doulas of North America) magazine, and Helpguide.org. Christy uses Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, The Chicago Manual of Style, The Christian Writer's Manual of Style, and the serial comma. A Gold Member of The Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network and certified by the Christian Editor Connection (CEC), she has attended PENCON, an annual conference for Christian editors, in Austin, TX (2015) and Atlanta, GA (2017), and was a chosen to present two workshops at PENCON 2019 in Nashville, TN.
Editing Fiction I & II - The Christian PEN
Advanced Fiction Editing - The Christian PEN
40-hour Foundational Course (Christian track) - Institute for Life Coach Training
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Here are a few of the many books Christy has proofread over the years. She frequently works on devotionals.