Plot & Prose

Editing and Proofreading


About Me


Hello! My name is Mary and I would love to be your editor. I have a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Loyola University of Chicago, and a certificate in copy editing from the continuing education school of Northwestern University.  I was a journalist for ten years, writing and editing articles for national membership magazines. I am also a fiction writer who self-publishes.

Growing up, reading was my preferred sport. I excelled at going to the library and checking out piles of books, a habit I continue to this day. Currently, all my favorite authors are British. 

I live just outside of Chicago, where I am happily married to a man with a high command of the English language. I have two fantastic children and two hilariously demanding dogs.

I look forward to working with you.