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Meet Your Online Editing Certificate Instructors

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Instructors in the University of Chicago's Editing certificate program have strong roots in the editing and publishing industry. They have worked as freelancers, consultants, and in-house editorial and production managers at industry-leading presses—experience that informs both classroom and online instruction, preparing you to shine in the editing and publishing fields. Our instructors teach manuscript editing, copyright, and trademark regulations; grammar, copyediting, and technology solutions like eBook publishing; and electronic editing tools. They understand the technical and professional demands of the publishing industry and can become invaluable mentors as you build your career.

Editing Certificate Instructor Tyler Balli

Tyler Balli, MA

Managing Editor, Ohio University Press

Tyler Balli is the Managing Editor at Ohio University Press (OUP). At OUP he supervises all aspects of the editorial process, from manuscript cleanup to indexing. He specializes in working with scholarly material but has also edited fiction, trade nonfiction, poetry, scientific guide books, blog...

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Sharon Brinkman, Editing instructor

Sharon Brinkman, MA, JD

Editorial Associate, American Journal of Sociology

Sharon Brinkman is an editorial associate at the American Journal of Sociology. She has also worked as a manuscript editor at the Astrophysical Journal in the Press Journals Division. She is a freelance editor for several Elsevier medical journals, as well as for the Journal of Legal Studies and the...

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Kelli Christiansen, MA

President, bibliobibuli professional editorial services, inc.

Kelli Christiansen has spent more than two decades in publishing, as a bookseller, an editor, a literary agent, and a writer. She began her career with B. Dalton Bookseller (a division of Barnes & Noble) before becoming a journalist for a chain of suburban Chicago newspapers. She then served as an...

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David Davis, Editing instructor

David Davis, BS, MS

Research Analyst, CCC

David Davis is a research analyst at CCC, a major collective licensing organization. He blogs on copyright and licensing issues and previously held directorships in public libraries and corporate libraries. He holds joint Master’s degrees in library and information sciences and medieval European...

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Editing certificate instructor, Beth Duncan, BA

Beth Duncan, BA

Freelance Copy Editor

Beth Duncan is a freelance copy editor in Chicago. She has more than thirty years of publishing experience as an editor and a copy editor. She was a senior copy editor at the Great Books Foundation and copy chief at Rotary International, and she has freelanced for clients in the nonprofit and for...

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Siobhan Drummond, Editing Certificate Instructor.

Siobhan Drummond, BA, MA

Editorial and Production Consultant

Siobhan Drummond is an editorial and production consultant. She was previously the managing editor at Chiron Publications and Triumph Books, as well as the production manager at the University of Chicago Press and Northwestern University Press. She holds degrees in music theory from the University...

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Katherine Faydash, Editing Instructor

Katherine Faydash, MUPP

Editor and Urban Planner

Katherine Faydash is an editor and urban planner. She previously was an editor at Great Books Foundation, Loyola Press, and University of Chicago Press, and a practicum instructor for a course on human rights in Mexico at DePaul University’s College of Law. At UIC’s Great Cities Institute, she...

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Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe

Director of Student Success, Northern Illinois University College of...

Christopher Lowe is the author of Make Some Wretched Fool to Pay (University of Louisiana Press), Those Like Us: Stories (SFASU Press), and three prose chapbooks, including A Guest of the Program, winner of the Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook Prize. His writing has appeared widely in journals...

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Vinita Hampton Wright, Editing certificate instructor.

Vinita Hampton Wright, MA

Editing instructor

Vinita Hampton Wright recently retired from a thirty-year career as a book editor. She is the author of fiction and nonfiction books, including The Soul Tells a Story (InterVarsity Press, 2005) about the spiritual-creative process and The Art of Spiritual Writing (Loyola Press, 2013). She continues...

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Leslie Keros, Editing instructor

Leslie Keros, BA

Freelance Editor

Leslie Keros is a freelance editor. She has previously worked at the American Bar Association, University of Chicago Press, and Little, Brown and Company.

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Maia Riga, Editing instructor

Maia Rigas, BA, MA

Project Editor, Northwestern University Press

Maia is a project editor at Northwestern University Press, where she supervises the publication of scholarly monographs as well as fiction in translation and poetry. In her last position as an editor at the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked on special exhibition catalogs and in-gallery labels and...

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Editing Certificate instructor, Erin Servais

Erin Servais

Editing Instructor, UChicago Professional Education

Erin Servais is an editor and instructor who teaches editors to upskill with artificial intelligence. She serves on the board of directors for ACES: The Society for Editing and teaches editing for the University of Chicago and the University of California, San Diego. Erin has presented about editing...

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By Professionals, For Professionals

With instructors who are active practitioners in their industries, the University of Chicago’s Editing certificate program is designed to give you knowledge you can start applying to your career now.

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