I started my editorial career as a copyeditor for the American Meteorological Society, where I worked mainly on the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences. It seemed like a good career choice for the bookish daughter of an astronomer.
Since then I have been a project manager for craft books, a copyeditor for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and have edited education dissertations, popular history titles, academic chapters and books, and creative writing of all kinds. For eight years I was a professional writing tutor at Endicott College, and have taught writing and gender studies at various colleges. I am now a writing tutor at Bennington College.
I am sympathetic to writing quandaries, because I live the struggle too. I have an MFA in poetry and am the author of Stuff Every Beer Snob Should Know (Quirk Books, 2018). My poetry and nonfiction have been widely published in a slew of literary journals and anthologies.
As an editor I am careful with technical content whether you’re writing about quasars or knitting patterns. My style is to be straight forward and supportive. I’m in this business because
no one makes a living as a poet I love helping people get words on the page and become better writers.
More Formal Bio:
Ellen Goldstein was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the author of Stuff Every Beer Snob Should Know (Quirk Books, 2018). She received her MFA in poetry from Emerson College and a BA in English from Carleton College. Her poetry and essays have been published in journals such as Measure, StorySouth, Post Road, The Common, Tahoma Literary Review, Lunch Ticket, and elsewhere.Her work has also appeared in the anthologies Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs from Writers Famous and Obscure (she identifies with the latter); Letters to the World, which she co-edited; The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry; and Queer South, which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She lives in Southern Vermont.
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