Laurie Notaro is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and was a reporter and a daily columnist at the metro daily The Arizona Republic before publishing twelve books of fiction and non-fiction with Random House and Simon and Schuster. Her work covers the genres of humor, women’s fiction, historical fiction and literary fiction. She was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and has been awarded the Hearst Award, the Golden Circle Award and several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has a BA in print journalism from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Editing focus: Structural and line editing. Fiction and non-fiction.
Amy Silverman is managing editor at Phoenix New Times, where she’s worked for two dozen years writing and editing long form journalism and memoir. Her work’s appeared on the radio show This American Life, and in the New York Times and Washington Post. She co-teaches the workshop Mothers Who Write and is a commentator for KJZZ, Phoenix’s NPR affiliate. Amy’s first book, “My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love and Down Syndrome,” was published in 2016. She’s got a B.A. in American Studies from Scripps College and a master’s from the Columbia University School of Journalism. Editing focus: Structural and line editing. Fiction and non-fiction.
Martin Dolan was copy chief at The Arizona Republic, one of the largest metro daily newspapers in the country, for over 32 years. Best known as a peerless copy editor, he's also an expert structural and line editor. Although each requires a different approach, he feels they’re all essential to a piece. He has worked in both news and features desks, as well as with the freelance writers, and enjoys assisting writers tell narrative and fictional stories. Editing focus: Structural, line and copy editing. Fiction and non-fiction.
Laura Greenberg is a journalist, food writer and crime reporter. She was the features editor at Phoenix Magazine, winning many awards for her in-depth coverage and feature stories, one of which was made into a television film. She has written for Tucson Weekly, New Times, Tucson Lifestyle, Edible Baja Magazine, Tucson Foodie, Geo (German edition). Tucson Monthly, Mirabella and Aperture. Her editorial focus is on structural and line editing, particularly in narrative and fiction work, and character development, and was the line editor for Laurie Notaro's Crossing the Horizon. Editing focus: Structural and line editing. Fiction and non-fiction.
Since 1968, Ellyn Allison has been editing manuscripts for illustrated books about the fine and decorative arts, archaeology, architecture and gardening. For many of the writers she's worked with, English was a second language. Her experience runs the gamut in the publishing world—from manuscript to finished book (structural, line and copy editing and writing captions, front and back matter, and cover copy). She has had an extensive career in publishing, beginning with Praeger (a political science house), Harry N. Abrams and from 1998 to 2015 the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her forte is line editing and copy editing all narrative, fiction and academic work. Editing focus: Structural, line and copy editing. Fiction and non-fiction.
Bennet Smith has taught writing at Boston University, the University of Oregon, and Oakland Community College. He has a Ph.D. in Renaissance English Literature from the University of Oregon, where he was a Rudolph Ernst Fellow, served as Assistant Director of the Composition Program, and was Assistant Poetry Editor for Northwest Review. Bennet also has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Boston University. For the past six years he has worked as a business writer and is currently Marketing Director for a large U.S. company. Editing focus: Structural, line and copy editing. Fiction, non-fiction, academic.
A native of North Carolina, Dr. Ulrick Casimir has taught writing, literature, and film courses at the college and university level in English departments across the country, for the past fifteen years. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from North Carolina State University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from UNC-Greensboro, an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in English Literature (with an emphasis in Film and Caribbean Studies) from the University of Oregon. He is also a published scholar and a published fiction writer, and is currently working on a collection of short stories for publication. Editing focus: Structural, line and copy editing. Fiction, non-fiction, academic.
Claire Lawton is a freelance writer and television producer based in New York. She has worked on several documentary mini-series for Netflix, Amazon and AMC, as well as an Emmy-nominated special for History Channel. Her background is in print and online media, where she has years of experience writing and editing for publications including Phoenix New Times, in addition to niche design and arts publications. Claire also draws flowcharts and designs websites. You can see more of her work at clairelawton.com. Editing focus: Structural and line editing. Fiction and non-fiction.
Jesse Dobner is a writer and editor with a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. He has performed editorial and marketing services for publishers such as Enigmatic Books and Blysster Press, where he is currently a Junior Editor. His editing experience includes newsletters and manuals for nonprofit agencies, science fiction, fantasy, romance and non-fiction. Editing focus: Line and copy editing, proofreading. Fiction and non-fiction.