Hi, I’m Ashley. I’m a California girl now living in the Deep South with my husband, diva cat, and ever-hungry Labrador. I have two main passions—words and food—and I fill my days working with both.

I spent my childhood buried in books, nurtured a love of words and editing while at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (B.A. in English Literature) and Carnegie Mellon (M.A. in English Literature and Cultural Studies), and cultivated a deep knowledge of food and recipe editing while working as Senior Recipe Editor and Travel & Food Copy Editor at Southern Living magazine.

I’m currently a food editor at eMeals, a freelance copy editor and recipe editor, and a writer of young adult fiction. Whether you’re stopping by to chat about books, debate the merits of the Oxford comma, or inquire about a freelance project, it’s nice to meet you. Please say hi.

(You can read more about my professional experience on my LinkedIn page.)

A Few Favorite Writers

Nicole Krauss, Maxine Hong Kingston, Kazuo Ishiguro, Anthony Doerr, Jhumpa Lahiri, Marilynne Robinson, Leigh Bardugo, Laura Ruby…

Extra Good Stuff

Carnegie Mellon University Raymond Williams Cultural Studies Fellowship recipient, 2005-2006.
Ernest H. Abernathy Excellence Award for Distinguished Work in Student Publications, 2005.
Society of Professional Journalists 2004 Mark of Excellence Awards: Best Student Magazine (published monthly) and 1st Place Nationally, Online News Reporting.