Qualifications

 

Chrissy Wolfe, JD

Chrissy founded EFC Services, LLC in 2012. She has edited, proofread, and critiqued well over 100 novels, novellas, and short stories, working with authors from around the world.

Chrissy has a BA in Communication and Political Science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. Chrissy was an attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has written many briefs and pleadings for her cases. She clerked for a trial court judge for about three years and wrote opinions for the trials and hearings over which the judge presided during that time. Her legal work had to be flawless–without typographical or grammatical errors. The documents had to flow and tell a story. Chrissy has also proofed numerous briefs, pleadings, and technical documents for other attorneys during her career.

Chrissy’s legal education and career also helped hone her research skills. It is not uncommon for her to consult many different reference manuals to see if a comma is in the correct place or if a hyphen is necessary for certain compound words.

 

Melissa Ruiz

Melissa has a BA in Creative Writing and English from the University of Pittsburgh and an Applied Behavior Analysis certification from The Florida Institute of Technology. Her undergraduate degree focused mainly on writing and editing short fiction, and she spent several years tutoring English, English Composition & Writing, Spanish, and Biology. After falling in love with a job teaching and providing therapy for special education students, Melissa spent two years pursuing a nursing degree and another two earning her BCaBA certification from FIT. Whether she is helping an engineering student refine a research paper, writing a personalized behavior plan for an autistic student, or reviewing fiction for Every Free Chance Books, she’s doing what she loves: organizing the world one comma at a time.