"A girl should be two things:
who and what she wants"
Are you ready to take action
and accomplish your dream
of becoming a published author?
Hello, I'm Andrea,
Founder & Editor at ACJ Editorial Services
ACJ Editorial Services is a boutique editorial services firm. I'm Andrea, founder & editor and team of one. Intimate, meaningful partnerships are my speed, and staunch, enthusiastic support of your dream is always my top priority.
I'm an author's coach, copy editor, and proofreader for authors of nonfiction books living in Charlotte, North Carolina. I landed in Charlotte six years ago by way of Stamford, Connecticut. After eleven years there, I will always carry a piece of New England in my soul. I was born and raised in Monongahela, Pennsylvania — a small town near Pittsburgh. Once a Western, PA girl, always a Western, PA girl. (My pierogi love runs deep.) I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University (WE ARE?!).
I took my love of words and language and invested in proofreading and copyediting training to learn the art of the industry and gain an education to enhance my natural ability to effortlessly edit copy as I read. I am familiar with style books and standard industry processes such as creating word lists and style sheets to aid in editing. I also have the superpower of spotting a homophone (you know . . . are and our, or principle or principal) a mile away. My learning is continuous as I am naturally curious and crave knowledge.
I like to say I grew up with my husband as we approach more years together than not. We're college sweethearts (Penn Staters stand up!), and we have two children we love being parents to; they are an absolute blast. Many things in this world bring me joy: family time outside — water and mountains (Hello, North Carolina!), music and food — my kitchen is for cooking and dancing movies — and all things books and reading, of course! Carolina sunsets, dramatic movies, book stacks, fall, my house plant babies, the moon, white flowers, caprese, and oysters on the half shell with Mignonette Sauce also rank pretty high on the list.
I also escape to, oops, I mean work at, a local indie bookstore a few hours a week, Main Street Books. All the book chatter with the best co-workers ever while placing the perfect books into the hands of voracious readers is a total dream come true. I also act as the facilitator for their chapter of the Well-Read Black Girl book club and manage the local author consignment program.
I love connecting with new people and hearing their stories.
Contact me below, and let's chat!