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My hands don't stop moving. If they do, I can't think. As a child, I made my dolls break-dance and beat my furniture with coathangers to keep my hands active; my learning to type was a relief both to my parents and to my metacarpals. Of course, when I say "learning to type," I'm speaking loosely. I key with my left index finger and right middle finger. I am forced to assume that my parents are grateful every day that they sent me for a B.S. in anthropology instead of a secretarial certification.

I think better when the thought is accompanied by the physical act of writing, or that delicious little moment where keyboard letters rise back up beneath my fingers. Between this weird pleasure, a congenital inability to stop narrating in my head, and a running leap into ecommerce when I started my Etsy jewelry business in 2008, I fell into the oddly specific copywriting field of product description…

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  • Born on September 13
  • Joined February 3, 2011

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My hands don't stop moving. If they do, I can't think. As a child, I made my dolls break-dance and beat my furniture with coathangers to keep my hands active; my learning to type was a relief both to my parents and to my metacarpals. Of course, when I say "learning to type," I'm speaking loosely. I key with my left index finger and right middle finger. I am forced to assume that my parents are grateful every day that they sent me for a B.S. in anthropology instead of a secretarial certification.

I think better when the thought is accompanied by the physical act of writing, or that delicious little moment where keyboard letters rise back up beneath my fingers. Between this weird pleasure, a congenital inability to stop narrating in my head, and a running leap into ecommerce when I started my Etsy jewelry business in 2008, I fell into the oddly specific copywriting field of product description.

In addition to my freelance copywriting career, I work in the Tutoring Center at my local technical college, where my anthropology degree makes me odd girl out among the retired English teachers and business writing professors (they mostly keep me around because I'm familiar with APA citation). I am currently completing my master's degree in English at Clemson University, because one of the beauties of being self-employed is that "why not?" is a good enough reason to pursue graduate education.

Though I'm a California native, I live in upstate South Carolina with my partner. We moved across the country sight unseen for work, and we've been surprised to fall in love with the South. Here I run my one-woman copywriting business, volunteer for the local historic foundation, obsessively gather crafting supplies, and garden with native and non-invasive plants.

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