Patricia Collins

Copy Editor

Patricia brings decades of picky reading and careful parsing to MFA. She loves how writers join words and phrases to tell a story. Whether that story is a technical report, website copy, or marketing material, she believes that an editor’s job is to ensure that the reader can focus on the message. Patricia is happy…

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Typos happen. Unclear syntax is ready to convolute your message. Many writers need that second set of eyes that can find and fix the errors that love to sneak into their writing. I love correcting things that would make a smart person look slovenly, and I strive to be an editor who helps show off writers’ skills.
Typos happen. Unclear syntax is ready to convolute your message. Many writers need that second set of eyes that can find and fix the errors that love to sneak into their writing. I love correcting things that would make a smart person look slovenly, and I strive to be an editor who helps show off writers’ skills.
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Who is Patricia Collins?

Patricia brings decades of picky reading and careful parsing to MFA. She loves how writers join words and phrases to tell a story. Whether that story is a technical report, website copy, or marketing material, she believes that an editor’s job is to ensure that the reader can focus on the message. Patricia is happy to serve in a role where she can ferret out errors and clarify muddy sentences so MFA’s excellent work can shine.

Patricia loves learning new things in formal and informal settings. She always has at least one book to read, one movie to review, and one too many other interests. Patricia has been known to emit a triumphant chuckle when finding—and fixing—particularly tricky error.

Education

Master of Education, Portland State University

 

Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Massachusetts

 

Associate of Arts, Cottey College

 

Certificate in Middle School Math Instruction, Portland State University

 

Certificate in Copyediting, University of San Diego Extension