About Me

My name is Tanya Carden. I graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with my BA in English summa cum laude and got an amazing job immediately after graduating. After spending a year and a half as Randall House‘s Editorial Assistant, I got married and moved, but the grammar guru in me is still set on helping every publication in the world eliminate comma splices, unnecessary hyphens, and every other heinous grammatical crime. I also write and edit, but grammar is my passion.

I keep a “day job,” largely so I’m not left in the house by myself all day. I often thought I was a loner until I spent a couple months devoid of any human contact besides my husband. I’ve had some interesting experiences at a coffeehouse, a warehouse, and Huddle House, and I’m sure the fun will only continue.

It’s been tricky, but my freelance business is expanding. I am the freelance acquisitions editor for The Brink Online and have been fortunate in landing editorial gigs for business such as NIBM (National Institute of Business Management), The Successful Investor, Inc., and The OC Tutor. I also help my mother-in-law edit and grade her grad students’ papers–and even she is a satisfied paying client. 😉

In the meantime, freelancing for me is a lark in many ways. The work is diverse and, even when it’s frustrating, always fun in some way. And the adventure my life has become since investing my time into this career is also a wonderful escapade! If you need my services, my office is always open. You can leave a message here or email me at: tmcarden@gmail.com


2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Yea!!!!! Tanya! My long lost friend. I miss you at the Pub! Thanks for checking out the site. I am glad to know you are here too! Nuttin’ but luv – Pusch

  2. I hired Tanya to proofread my book “Are You My Life?: Searching for Self, Faith, and a Freakin’ Job. A Tale of Transition.”

    She did an amazing job. Not only did she catch all those little misplaced comma’s and hyphens, but she did so will speed and at an extremely reasonable rate. If grammar and you get along like Peanut Butter and Guacamole, I definitely recommend you find help in Tanya.


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