Get to know Susan Farley, The Wise Consumer Copy Editor

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I'm Madeleine!

I’m the girlfriend you text when you’re scratching your head reading labels in the grocery store, the confidante you blurt your “I can’t tell anyone else!” bathroom shenanigans to and the handy science nerd who comes through with the best cost-cutting, time-saving health tips you don’t know how you ever lived without.


Tell us a bit about yourself!

I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with an associate’s degree in advertising and communication and from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in English.

I’ve been a proofreader, copy editor, and freelance writer. Currently, I’m a project manager for the public affairs office at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI (that’s where I met Madeleine!!). My job includes writing articles, producing videos, hosting podcasts, and executing the communications plan for the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise.

Susan Farely editor

Q&A with Susan

1. What is your biggest challenge when it comes to living a more sustainable lifestyle?

My biggest challenge when it comes to living a more sustainable lifestyle is recalibrating my need to buy things. It’s a compulsion that I struggle with whenever I go into a store. To counter that, I’ve been practicing mindful consumerism and it’s helped me to really think about things before I buy them. Do I really need this? is a question I ask myself constantly. I am my biggest hurdle when it comes to a more sustainable lifestyle!

2. What does ethical/sustainable living mean to you?

For me, ethical/sustainable living is about not doing any damage to the world. I wouldn’t go to someone’s house and make a mess and destroy things and so why would I do that to the planet?

3. What is one random fact most people don’t know about you?

I really, really enjoy correcting grammar and punctuation (when asked!). It’s the same feeling of satisfaction that I get from vacuuming.





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