Who is Shelley Holloway?
My expertise in the art of editing and the detail of proofreading comes to me via DNA and some amazing teachers during my youth. I recall with fondness those early years at the dinner table—when my story about what happened at school that day was interrupted by my brilliant mother’s grammatical corrections every other sentence. Those experiences, though sometimes painful and embarrassing, taught me the importance of proper grammar. Extraordinary English and Latin teachers (though I didn’t call them that back then) helped me transfer that awareness and appreciation from oral to written communication. Throughout my career, I’ve given each of those influencers silent kudos.
Prior to opening Holloway House, I spent 15 years in the advertising and marketing industry where I gained most of my professional editing and proofreading experience, focusing primarily on print collateral, web content, business proposals, etc. Throughout my 20+ years in the business world, I’ve also offered my editing and proofreading expertise to a range of business professionals, helping with business communications, résumés, speech writing/editing, proposal writing/editing, and, most recently, proofreading a non-fiction book, as well as copy-editing a fiction book that has just hit the stores.
With a naval officer for a father, I moved around a bit as a child, enjoying such stations as Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina; Newport, Rhode Island; and good old Falls Church, Virginia during my father’s Pentagon years. I consider Virginia home. It is the state in which I was born, attended high school and college, and met my husband. I am a proud graduate of James Madison University, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications. Currently, my husband and I call Atlanta, Georgia home. I must admit its spring blossoms of dogwood and azalea rank right up there with Virginia’s—beautiful sights to behold.
But, back to the work. If you would like to learn more about me professionally, I have a profile on LinkedIn that includes recommendations from past employers, co-workers and clients; a page on FaceBook; and—yes, it’s true—I’ve also been known to tweet now and again. When you are ready to talk, refer to my Contact page to email or call me.
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