Adrian’s lifelong passion for words began in childhood, when he represented San Francisco County (twice) in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. He wrote a column for his high school newspaper and studied Spanish and Portuguese at Stanford University.
He then worked for 13 years in the staffing industry, where he specialized in editing and customizing candidate resumes to target positions in a wide range of areas, including Property Management, Data Analytics, Executive Support, Dental Assisting, Paralegal, and Corporate Sales. He also wrote copy for print advertising, marketing material, training documents, and the company web site.
During this period, Adrian was selected to edit three book manuscripts: a novel, a memoir, and a practitioner’s guide to a new psychotherapy tool. All three books have since been published.
He currently works in the Professional Development department of a major university, where his duties include editing proposals and proofreading instructional materials for courses on the topics of Project Management, Computer Security, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Adrian’s work for Next Step Growth includes proofreading several modules of an internal training document for a non-profit organization.