Laura Poole will be our audio/Web-conference organizer for 2014 and will close out our 2013 conferences with “Mastering Style Sheets” on December 12. Laura has been in publishing and coaching for more than 17 years. She founded Archer Editorial Services in 1997 and has been providing scholarly editing for the last 15 years.
Melissa Stein has worked in publishing for more than 20 years. She is an editor, a writer, and a teacher of editing and writing. She will be our instructor for Microsoft Word for the Wise on Thursday, November 14.
How did you get into publishing and how did it lead to your current position, Melissa?
Kyra Freestar has been editing for 8 years and is a board member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild. She launched her solo freelance business, Bridge Creek Editing, in 2005 and, with cofounder Connie Chaplan, added Tandem Editing in 2010.
What path led to your current editing career, Kyra?
James Harbeck has been an editor with MediResource for 13 years and has been editing, designing, and language loving for even longer. He delights fellow word geeks with his Sesquiotic blog and his column for The Week.
Phillip Blanchard has been editing for almost 30 years, mostly in the newspaper industry but most recently as a freelancer. He is the founder of the Testy Copy Editors online forum and writes for BusinessJournalism.org.
How did you get into editing, Phillip, and what’s your current position?