Hi! I'm Elise.
I've been writing and editing professionally since 2014, but I chose my career path because I've been correcting people pretty much since I popped out of my mother's womb.
I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a BA in technical writing in 2014 and accepted an editorial internship at Inuvo Inc. Two weeks later, I was hired on full-time as a Content Editor. Within my first year, I co-founded a digital publication, Earn Spend Live, with my then-coworker and still-BFF Meleah—which ultimately led to three consecutive book deals with Quarto Publishing.
In March 2018, I was promoted to Managing Editor, and I now oversee all of Inuvo's digital publications.
While I've gained recognition for my writing, editing is my true passion. I am well aware that the English language is the hardest to learn, but for whatever reason, its crazy rules make perfect sense to me.
I'm also well aware that I'm an anomaly, so if you're wanting a second eye on your writing but you fear being judged, fear not—you won't find that here. This is the no-judging proofreading club.
We all have a purpose to be on this earth, and I've decided that mine is to clean up word vomit—one missing hyphen or misplaced comma at a time.
But I'm a firm believer that we are more than our jobs. I'm also a crazy cat mom to a saucy Russian Blue named Lazarus (who has his own Instagram), I'm married to my person, Cody Rikard, my three favorite people in the world call me Auntie, I'm a fierce friend, and a very lucky daughter. Nothing makes me happier than staying in and snuggling up to Cody and Laz, a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, binge-watching Netflix, and doing absolutely nothing else.
Wanna know more?
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