Tessa Reeg, Copy Editor
Punctuation Maven and Native Santa Barbaran Loves Reading and Fixing Grammar
Name: Tessa Reeg
Title: Copy Editor
Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, and I graduated from UCSB this year with my degree in English. I’ve loved books ever since I can remember, and while I thought about being a writer, I realized that I found editing much more rewarding.
Which grammatical inaccuracies drive you crazy? The one that really annoys me is when people type “alot.” It’s not one word! Other than that, dangling modifiers or anything that makes the sentence unnecessarily confusing.
What do you like best about copy editing? It’s really satisfying. I love literature of any kind, so I love getting the chance to help make someone’s work better if I can. Even if it’s just something as simple as fixing spelling mistakes, it definitely makes a difference in the quality of the piece.
What are your favorite things to do outside of work? I love reading; Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire are some of my favorites. I also love playing video games, cuddling animals of any kind, and spending time with my friends.