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Our team of creative and passionate editors is ready to see your words and artistic visions. Let us introduce you to our editorial staff:
Bridget Carrick is a freelance editor, proofreader, and designer from Portland, Oregon. She previously worked as a writer, content marketer, and writing teacher—she’s always trying to find new ways to enjoy working with words. After earning her master’s of science degree in book publishing at Portland State University, she devoted her time to helping nonfiction authors and memoirists polish their work to perfection. She lives with her partner and their three-legged cat, Puck (from the play, not the rink). Find her at bridgetcarrick.com.
Erin R Lund is an editor, author, poet, and spoken-word artist living in Vancouver, Washington, with her two sons and more books than she can read in this lifetime. Under her pen name, Erin Aurelia, she has composed two poetry collections and is working on a third. She is a well-known spoken-word performer in Vancouver’s open-mic circuit and is an avid supporter of local poets, musicians, and bands. Currently she is recording a spoken-word EP and authoring a book about her spiritual practice. Erin is also owner of Sunshine Editorial Services, where she specializes in editing memoir, creative nonfiction, and mysteries. Find her at sunshineeditorialservices.com.
Carolyn Adams has been writing poetry since she was twelve years old and has been a working poet for over thirty years. A finalist for Houston Poet Laureate in 2013, she has also been nominated for a Pushcart and for Best of the Net. As author of four chapbooks and many appearances in print and online journals, her poetry and art have been published widely. She has extensive editing experience, having served on the editorial staff of numerous literary journals. She returned to college to proudly, finally, obtain her degree in humanities from the University of Houston in 2016, before moving to Beaverton, Oregon, in 2017.
A retired technical librarian, Linda Appel has lived all around the country but settled into the Willamette Valley as if she had returned home. She lives next to the Willamette River, sees Mt. Hood from her bedroom window, and hopes that the blessings of this spot flow through her poetry.
Joann Renee Boswell is the author of Cosmic Pockets (Fernwood Press, 2020), a full-length collection of poetry and photography. Joann is a teacher, mother, photographer, and poet currently living in Camas, Washington, with her partner and three children. She loves rainy days filled with coffee, books, handholding, moody music, and sci-fi shows. Joann has been published in more than a dozen journals and is the current poetry editor for Untold Volumes. Read more at joannrenee.com.
Kelly Nielsen is a copyeditor based in Seattle. She loves literature and storytelling, so to balance her technical, commercial editing work, she sinks into good books—mostly contemporary fiction, memoirs, and poetry. You can usually find her reading, sipping whiskey, daydreaming about spontaneously moving to Norway, trying to keep her houseplants alive, or hiking around Washington State.
Katie Atkins is a Portland native and editor specializing in nonfiction, technical, and educational content. Since completing a master’s degree in book publishing from Portland State University, she has enjoyed the diverse range of workplaces her editing skills have led her to, and she’s always curious to see what her next editing adventure might be. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and a cat in a small ADU (accessory-dwelling unit) next door to her parents. If you ask her three-year-old daughter what she does for work, she’ll tell you Katie’s a “word fixer.” You can find more about her word fixing skills via her LinkedIn profile.
Marina Garcia moved to Portland three years ago, leaving behind the sun- and agriculture-soaked region of Merced, California. She currently works as an editor in the A/E/C industry and supplements her technical work with creativity by consuming vast amounts of literary and young adult fiction. She earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and an MS in book publishing from Portland State University.
Sarah Rhodes is a writer and outdoor adventurer. While earning her creative writing degree in a tiny North Carolina mountain town, she was awarded the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in poetry. A few years later, she and her now-husband packed everything they owned (including their cat) into a tiny car and drove to Oregon, where she now works as a copywriter. First and foremost a lover of writing fiction, Sarah also likes doing yoga, baking vegan treats, cross-country skiing, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Laura Shaw would probably rather be reading a short story collection than doing just about anything else. She has a particular weakness for literary horror and anything genre-bending. A former elementary school teacher, she loves a good picture book too. She’s an editor who lives in Seattle, occasionally attempting to be handy and fix up her old West Seattle house.
Sunni Zemblowski is a painter and ceramist from Americus, Georgia. She received a BFA in painting from Georgia Southwestern State University in 2012 and an MFA from the University of Cincinnati in 2016. Sunni currently works as the operations and safety manager at Mobile Glassblowing Studios, a company that manufactures glassblowing equipment, and serves on the Board of the Americus-Sumter County Arts Council as the vice president. Sunni’s work explores the effect of context on objects, animals, and people; the power and agency of objects; the rhizomatic nature of narrative realities; and identity. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology, Xi’an, China; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Overland Park, Kansas; and Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kate Ristau is an author and folklorist who writes young adult and middle grade fiction. Her novels, Clockbreakers and Shadow Girl, are now available from Indigo Sea Press, and her essays are available at The Washington Post and Literary Mama. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters. Until she finds that world, she’ll live in a house in Oregon where she found a sword behind the water heater and fairies in the backyard. You can find her online at kateristau.com.