About

Readers do notice the work of copy editors — even if they don’t know that’s what they’re noticing.


So, who  am I?

C65XgOeV4AAswBHMy day job is being the editorial advisor for The University Daily Kansan at the University of Kansas. I also teach editing and other journalism courses at KU.

I was previously a Knight visiting news editor at the Columbia Missourian and a visiting assistant professor teaching editing at the Missouri School of Journalism and before that the editorial production coordinator of the Quincy Herald-Whig.

My “night” job is being a national board member of the American Copy Editors Society and serving as the organization’s director of communication.

 

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So my all-the-time job is being a copy editor and journalist. (On some level, that can drive the noneditors in my life crazy.)

I’ve worked in the news business for 30-plus years, almost all of that time in the editing business, particularly copy editing and design.

I received my master’s degree in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1986 and my bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University.

I don’t edit my entire life, though. So you might find me exploring nature, cooking, running my fantasy football team, cheering on the Billikens basketball team or taking in a sporting event, or maybe making a pie for the newsroom.

 

 

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