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"I was amazed
at the improvement.
You lift up my work."

TOUCHSTONE: a test or criterion for determining the quality

or genuineness of a thing; see STANDARD.

– Webster’s Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary

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I'm Ginny Ruths, and I'm passionate about language. I get a thrill out of finding precisely the right word in context. I can help you find the right words to make your writing the best it can be.

After more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading, and producing publications, I love the variety of challenges inherent in freelance work. I specialize in working with independent authors to hone the plot and character development of their novels.

My professional background includes work in both nonprofit and commercial businesses, from assistant editor to communications manager. I have done work for corporate clients including Infinity Foundation, US Soccer, Simtek Corporation, Colorado Springs Business Journal, Hewlett-Packard, and Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region. I am proficient in the Chicago Manual of Style and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Fun things to know about me

I love animals, especially cats, dogs, and horses. Having lived in three different states—Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado—I enjoy the outdoors but miss the South’s azaleas and dogwoods in spring bloom. Camping in the mountains is great although Colorado winters are two months too long for me.


One of the highlights of my life was seeing the total solar eclipse in 2017. I read incessantly and am dangerous with a camera in my hands. My preferences include chocolate (the darker the better), Earl Grey tea hot or iced (never coffee), classical music (especially Beethoven), and spaghetti with my homemade marinara sauce. I collect nutcrackers and sharks’ teeth.

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