Location

Vivian A. Bull Music Center: Delkin Recital Hall

Subject Area

English: Creative Writing

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This presentation details my experience serving as Assistant Nonfiction Editor for High Desert Journal’s 27th issue alongside Professor Joe Wilkins. In exploring the process from selection to publication, I pay particular attention to the importance of “editing with focus” for a literary magazine with such a clear mission and authorship. Distilling the editing process through the lens of “Witness to the West” underscores the importance of a focused editing approach. With this in mind, I specifically outline the selection, editing, and publication processes and provide application insight using materials featured in the magazine. I also touch on the work I did soliciting authors for the What is the West? series and the process of writing a book review for Margot Kahn and Kelly McMaster’s edited volume, This is the Place: Women Writing about Home, in the context of professional development and with further ties to the importance of focus.

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May 17th, 12:45 PM May 17th, 1:00 PM

High Desert Journal: Editing with Focus

Vivian A. Bull Music Center: Delkin Recital Hall

This presentation details my experience serving as Assistant Nonfiction Editor for High Desert Journal’s 27th issue alongside Professor Joe Wilkins. In exploring the process from selection to publication, I pay particular attention to the importance of “editing with focus” for a literary magazine with such a clear mission and authorship. Distilling the editing process through the lens of “Witness to the West” underscores the importance of a focused editing approach. With this in mind, I specifically outline the selection, editing, and publication processes and provide application insight using materials featured in the magazine. I also touch on the work I did soliciting authors for the What is the West? series and the process of writing a book review for Margot Kahn and Kelly McMaster’s edited volume, This is the Place: Women Writing about Home, in the context of professional development and with further ties to the importance of focus.

 

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