For some reason, my English teachers must have had a powerful effect on my education. Although the concept of diagramming sentences eludes me to this day, I have developed highly refined grammar skills. For example, split infinitives drive me crazy, as does the improper use of "everyday." I subconsciously proofread even the books I am reading for pleasure. This sensitivity is apparently being passed down to my children as they are sometimes known among their friends as grammar police.
Born and raised in Colorado, I spent my pre-marriage years in Utah, California, France (as a missionary), and Maryland. Graduated from Brigham Young University in 1969 and then worked as a secretary in a variety of settings. Have run a home-based word processing business since 1977 in addition to raising five children.
I am passionate about family history and encourage everyone to write at least a short personal history to pass down to future generations. (How I wish my own third-great-grandfather had done that!) Family histories are even better. It is critical that we record this information before it is lost.
I believe literature has the power to shape society and hope that the Latter-day Saint community can use this means to reach a greater number of people. I would love to help make those efforts as technically perfect as they can be so that the Spirit can be transferred unimpeded by minor errors.
Please note: 500 Brickwall Solutions contribution was one article, not entire book!