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About Me

Erika M. Weinert is a line and copy editor who lives in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), and in August 2022, she became a debut author. She is also an active member of the Northwest Editors Guild​, a regional, industry-specific association of editors. She currently provides remote line and copy editing services for Jameson Management & Marketing; Dalton Carpet One in Dalton, Georgia; and authors of fantasy, sci-fi/fantasy, action/adventure, and paranormal romance.

Erika is also a wife and a mother. She's been married since 2008. The same year, she and her husband brought their only child into the world. Family is her number-one priority in life, which is why Erika takes evenings, weekends, and holidays off. That, and to avoid burnout. Since editing is her passion, burnout is not an option.

Line and copyeditor Erika M. Weinert, The Werd Nerd

My dream from the time I was five or six years old was to be a renowned author, and that vision slowly transformed into what it is today. I became a behind-the-scenes fixer of words, a line and copy editor who supports writers on their journeys to success. And in 2022, I became an author!

Though I've been editing since 2012, I completed an editing course with Poynter University in August 2020, achieving the high standards that I aim for in everything I do. I became a member of the Northwest Editors Guild a year later. This nonprofit organization "connects clients with professional editors of the written word in the Pacific Northwest and beyond."

In my spare time, I read good books by either well-known authors or by indie authors I've met on Instagram, and I'm a horror fan—books and movies alike. So, if you have a manuscript you think is too scary, I'm probably your target audience. My favorite genre is apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction.

Wanna know more?

Click here to read a blog post about how The Werd Nerd got started.

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