ABOUT RESCUE EDIT
My name is Shelby Forbes, PhD, and I am the founder of Rescue Edit.
Before I turned my passion for helping others with their writing into a business, I received my PhD
and master’s degree in communication from the University of South Florida, and my bachelor’s in
communication from Florida State University. I have extensive experience teaching at the collegiate
level, having taught numerous written communication courses, as well as ESL courses for non-native
speakers. I was also heavily involved in various university writing centers, where I helped anyone from pre-med students writing personal statements for med school to professors working on manuscripts for publication. I am a published author, and have performed copyediting services for large corporations, such as the Imperial Sugar Company (makers of Dixie Crystal) and The Farmers’ Almanac.
Today, Rescue Edit has grown to include a diverse team of extremely competent editors—professors,
authors and highly educated individuals—all of whom share my passion for exceptional writing. Let
us show you what we can do for you.