Joaquin Roman - Senior Copy Editor

Joaquin is a graduate of Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Business Administration. He was a software engineer for many years, working mostly for the U.S. government as a contractor. He has always enjoyed the idea of trying to interpret what people are saying, either verbally or in writing and has always been interested in languages. That’s how he found his way into copy editing and proofreading, which he really enjoys.

I believe in this principle, even though it isn’t always the popular opinion: If you want something hard enough, you’ll find a way to get it or get it done. Define your goal, draw up a plan, and execute the plan. Repeat or refine as necessary. This applies to writing too.

Location: Duncan, South Carolina

Most Read Book: 1984 by George Orwell

Favorite Story to Tell: A friend of mine and I were in Australia many years ago, in the U.S. military. One night, we were approached by a couple of “characters” in a nightclub. They asked us to go somewhere else for drinks. We did. Came to find out, both individuals were from a couple of then unfriendly Eastern Bloc countries, trying to get my friend and me drunk and probably looking to get information out of us. We got out of there fast.