Connie Marse, owner of a freelance editorial services business, is a native of Pensacola, Florida. She earned her bachelor s and master s degrees in communication arts from the University of West Florida and joined the university staff in 1980. She retired from the University in 2010 after a 30-year career as editor and director of publications. Connie has a variety of interests including dogs, cooking, gardening, hiking, photography, writing, reading, theater, watching baseball and football. She wrote, directed and produced community theater for more than 20 years, including plays for Mini-Masquers, a non-profit children s theater organization, which she co-founded, and is a current member of the Pensacola Little Theatre Guild. Connie and her sister now live near Pensacola at Blue Moon Farm with two Irish Setters, two Westie/Maltese pups and two cats (all rescues). She is a long-time member of the Five Flags Dog Training Club of Pensacola."