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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“She is the BEST copyeditor I have ever had the privilege of working with. She loves language and words and her knowledge of grammar is unparalleled. Seriously. Take note.” 

 

—  L.M. Poplin, Author of
Fatechanger, Book One: Penny Lost

© 2019 by ADRIENNE MARIE BARRIOS

About Adrienne

Photo by Casey Cosley

Adrienne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Creative Writing with a minor in Professional Writing from Seattle Pacific University. She focused heavily on grammar. During her undergrad studies, she interned with The Mountaineers Books in Seattle, WA, as an Editorial Acquisitions intern. She has completed some graduate-level coursework for Instructional Technology Design through University of Massachusetts, Boston. 

Adrienne has worked in the tech industry for almost a decade; she advocates for high writing standards and drives the adoption of style guides, in-house writing style definition, and quality assurance checks through design and editing reviews. She has founded several editing teams and created many in-house style manuals that are still in use. 

Adrienne has managed several national blogs with teams of writers on a variety of topics and has additionally written for several, with most of her reviews and interviews featured online in Nada Mucho and one print review featured in Savage Henry Magazine

In late 2017, she finished writing her first novel, Don't Disappear, a story that follows the tumultuous and confusing relationship of two friends with traumatic pasts and difficult presents who weave in and out of each other's lives as their relationship grows and changes, deepens and wanes.

In 2018, she began work on her second novel, which focuses on mental health and relationships, the interplay between the two and the external world, and the responsibilities of parents, spouses, workplaces, and friends when they are faced with a loved one's struggle with mental health. 

She is currently submitting short stories to literary magazines for consideration and participating in contests.