Wendy Allen

About Me

I'm a copy editor, writer, digital editor and writing workshop facilitator. I read style guides for fun, believe stories have power, and am fascinated by the evolution of the English language—for better or worse. My mission: to wrestle the wily comma into submission.

Copy editing is my love. (Yes, I may indeed be a bit mad.) I take a lot of pride in helping other writers put their best words out into the world. I'm a member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and am constantly honing my skills through further education and training. How our use of language changes over time is an endlessly fascinating topic and helps add context beyond prescriptive "rules" to my edits (hint: the dictionary isn't the guide - we guide the dictionary). Read more>>

As a writer, I enjoy teasing out the less common stories that make our local communities special. I specialize in food, farming, sustainable living, the interconnectedness of our environment, and local culture. In the main menu, browse topic-specific portfolio sections, or view my comprehensive works. 

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