Elise Brancheau is a freelance proofreader and editor with experience in both fiction and nonfiction works. She currently proofreads for Penguin Random House, as well as for other independent clients. In addition to her career in the literary arts, she is a classically trained opera singer, as well as the cofounder and artistic director of The Secret Opera, an opera company based in New York City and New Jersey. She maintains an active performing schedule in the opera, art song, and choral world, and teaches private voice lessons in northern New Jersey. Learn more at elisebrancheau.com.