Wendy Fried is an independent business writer, editor, and plain language consultant. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Inc. Magazine and The Hartford Business Journal, and she's a former contributing editor at Footnoted.org. She blogs at The Big Do-Over: Can Financial Regulation be Fixed? (see link below). In a prior life, Wendy was a corporate and securities lawyer (mainly on the fixed income side) and served as senior counsel at a prominent trade association, where she worked on regulatory policy and market practice standards for the financial services industry. Her former blog about corporate governance, Proxyland (www.proxyland.blogspot.com), drew praise in Business Week and elsewhere. Wendy is available for writing and editing assignments, both for publications and for private business clients. She lives in New York City with two teenage sons and a Wheaten terrier, all of whom are constantly lobbying for less regulation.