Erika holds a bachelor's degree in linguistics with concentrations in socio- and psycholinguistics and a minor in professional writing from The Ohio State University. She graduated summa cum laude and worked as a linguistics research assistant and a student reader for Ohio State's literary journal. Through her education in linguistics and professional writing, Erika became an expert in the areas of language learning and contact, accessibility, technical editing, and business writing.
Erika has worked in a variety of roles related to operations, finance, writing, and editing in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Much of her experience has been centered around grant writing, reporting, fundraising, and gift processing for multiple major nonprofit institutions. In every role, Erika has taken on the responsibilities of editing and proofreading, social media management, and writing internal and customer-facing content.
Erika is extremely passionate about lifelong learning, and she is constantly looking for opportunities to hone her editing skills. She devotes her time to studying and taking courses in user experience, ethnography, and publishing. In addition to being an editor at First Quarter Finance, Erika is also working to complete her first novel.