I have been a language nerd for almost as long as I can remember. From learning Esperanto for fun in high school, to studying Ancient Greek and Latin in college, I've spent a lot of time thinking about words.
After college I worked in a variety of industries, including retail, food service, animal health, and entertainment media. I held roles like store manager, receptionist, executive assistant, HR manager, e-commerce operations manager, children's book editor, and probably some other stuff I've already forgotten about. It was interesting, and I learned a lot. But I was never passionate about my work.
Just before the pandemic, I discovered UX writing and instantly fell in love. I am now certified by two respected institutions and have been working as a full-time UX writer with global brands since December 2020.