Dear Chicago Cubs, Congratulations on winning the World Series! This Chicagoland native who now lives in Nashville knows you did so much more than win 114 baseball games this season. You did more than break the curse and bury the goat. You made it fun to turn on the TV again. You redeemed the sore that is […]
Anna Floit, Wordsmith
Anna grew up among the cornfields and maple trees of the Midwest. Her small-town, Americana upbringing was the perfect setting for a little girl with long braids who loved stories, and she became a character in every book she read, from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s popular “Little House on the Prairie” series to Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” She now makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee, where she enjoys her daily Jazzercise classes and dabbling in songwriting.
Anna’s lifelong fascination with stories and words, along with her experience as a certified language arts teacher, inspired her to create The Peacock Quill, a place of storyliving and storytelling for herself and others. Because while creativity combined with experience are like watercolors to a canvas, every masterpiece must first sustain refinement and polishing. And that’s what Anna does as editor at The Peacock Quill. She makes your words matter!
I like good strong words that mean something. L. M. Alcott
YOU Need an Editor!
You are a writer. You have thoughts and ideas and solutions and dreams this world needs to read and hear. These are bound up inside of you, hidden in your heart, cemented in your brilliant mind until you unleash pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, voice to recorder—it’s up to you) and pour out your offering to those waiting on the receiving end.
At The Peacock Quill, we believe while most editors are also writers, most writers are not editors. For an editor to do great work, the skill of wordsmithing is imperative. Knowing how to weave words and sentences and paragraphs together, how to make impactful word choices, how to be colorful yet concise—these are the characteristics of effective writing. The writer, the artist, lays out the macroscopic elements, the concepts, the grit. The editor, the producer, takes the details and molds them into a wordscape that reflects the voice, personality, and intention of the writer. Spitting and polishing is what we like to call it here at TPQ, just a little refining to the author’s labor in order to make the product sparkle.
Our purpose is to encourage you and ensure your satisfaction
as we contribute to your success.
Our goal is to preserve YOUR voice.
Your words matter.
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