I am the nerd — Michaela Rose — an Atlanta, Georgia native who attended college from 1996-2001. I studied English and Journalism at Lee University (Cleveland, Tennessee), and while a student, worked as a writing-lab and peer instructor for Freshmen composition courses for five semesters.
After college I studied linguistics and cognitive science at Indiana University, in Bloomington. The course I assisted there was politics and rhetoric, and I also worked for the linguistic department’s in-house publisher.
Since earning my Master’s in linguistics five years ago, I have worked as a professional writing tutor, composition instructor, and freelance editor for various colleges, universities, and individuals.