Rhonda Erb is a writer, editor, and voracious reader who brings twenty years of experience to her role as copy chief for My Two Cents Editing, where she has executed eagle-eyed copyediting and proofreading since 2014. Rhonda’s discerning eye and dauntless pursuit of clear, concise, correct copy make her an invaluable editor and an incomparable wingwoman for authors and editors alike.
Rhonda has studied elementary education, nursing, sociology, and research methods for writers before gaining a reputation for excellent feedback from renowned indie publisher SkipJack Publishing. Delighted and inspired, she began to pursue a career in copyediting with equal parts passion and deliberation. She aced a professional copyediting class and sought a mentorship at My Two Cents, where her accuracy and kindness on the page were quickly recognized.
From horror to comedy to heaps of nonfiction, Rhonda’s reading interests are broad and deep. She loves to work on books that expand her horizons and give her reasons to exercise flexibility while following the rules.
Rhonda gives credit to her grandparents’ integrity and unconditional love for the pillars of her work ethic: truth, justice, and kindness. (She has yet to figure out how she didn’t make the cut for the Justice League.) She and her husband live in Amarillo, Texas, where their kids, grandkids, dogs and granddogs threaten to keep their house raucous and joyful around the clock — until it’s time for her to edit, and then everybody clears out.
“I have certain processes, but I’m willing to adjust and adapt,” Rhonda says. “It’s rewarding to weave together my process and the writer’s goals to make their work the best it can possibly be.”