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Wendy C. Garfinkle, MA, MFA Biography

Crime Analyst at the Broward County Sheriff's Office
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“Prostitution should be legalized and called something less derogatory, such as ‘Sex Worker’ or ‘Licensed Companions’…

Prostitution is, at its core, a simple transaction – a trade of money for a service. As long as all parties are of legal age and ability to consent, according to the laws of the land in which it occurs, since when is a simple transaction a crime?.”

“Here Are the Reasons Why I Think Prostitution Should Be Legalized,”, Nov. 4, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Freelance copy editor and proofreader, Grammar Goddess Editing, 2016-present
  • Crime Analyst, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Oakland Park, FL, Jan. 2014-present
  • Author, proofreader, and editor, Booktrope, Sep. 2013-May 2016
  • Volunteer copy editor, Hippocampus Magazine, Aug. 2011-Mar. 2014
  • Admin. Support, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Oakland Park, FL, May 2005-Jan. 2014
  • Public Safety Officer, Nova Southeastern University, Aug. 2004-May 2005
  • Copy Editor, Times Record News, Oct. 1999-June 2001
  • MA/MFA, Creative Writing, Wilkes University, 2012
  • MA, Criminal Justice, Nova Southeastern University, 2006
  • BA, Criminal Justice, Midwestern State University, 2004
  • Member, Editorial Freelancers’ Association
  • Member, American Copy Editors’ Society
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution a Victimless Crime?