Some people in our lives are many things. To me, Laura Read has been an inspiration, a mentor, a friend, a fellow writer, and now a client. She’s enlisted me to be her first reader, on everything from magazine articles to drafts of her book, Persistent Fruit. Check out her story on Ireland’s Burren, which I copyediting before she pitched it, recently published by SIERRA magazine. It’s exciting to see anything you’ve worked on come to life on a page, and copyediting gives me that joy without all the hard work of actually getting it there. ha! Go Laura!