Melissa Lewis GrimmSenior Copy Editor

Melissa Lewis Grimm, ELS, graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She has worked as an editor and a marketing manager for a laboratory standards–developing organization, a proofreader for a nursing continuing education provider, and a journal manager for a scientific and medical publishing company. Despite Melissa’s work history, one of her lofty goals is to become a world-famous voiceover talent. Yes, you read that correctly! She loves spending time with her wonderful husband and adorable toddler.

I believe in this principle, even though it isn’t always the popular opinion: Unless you have a specific assignment, don’t be afraid to write whatever flows freely. You will find an audience that will be interested in reading your work, regardless of what you write. One man’s trash…

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Most Read Book: ​Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen and Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (one of my son’s favorites)

Favorite Story to Tell: When I was four years old, my younger sister climbed into the dryer and I “accidentally” closed the door. My mom asked me where she was and I sheepishly pointed to the dryer, where my sister was happily spinning in the drum. It hadn’t been used recently and wasn’t very hot, so no big whoop, right?