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    Chris Daley

    Chris is the Director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York Graduate Center, and she is currently Lecturer in Writing at the California Institute of Technology. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, FORTH Magazine, Angels Flight • literary west, DUM DUM Zine, Front Porch Journal, Cease, Cows, Los Angeles Review of Books, and various academic collections. An essay originally published in The Collagist was included in the W.W. Norton anthology, Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction. Chris previously served as a judge for the fiction and first fiction awards of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. Work on her novel in progress An Astonishing Force for Betterment has been supported by the Ucross Foundation, the Yefe Nof California Writing Residency, and the Studios of Key West. As a professional editor, her clients have included Roxbury Publishing, the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation, literary journal The Rattling Wall, CMH Records, ScriptShark (a subsidiary of The New York Times), Aesa Jewelry, and graduate students around the world.

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    Specialties: coaching, manuscript preparation, submission consultation, copy editing, personal and professional narrative, copywriting, organizational training, dissertation and academic publishing consultation

    Megan Stephan   

    Megan is a teacher, tutor, editor, and writer. Currently a lecturer in the English department at the University of California, Los Angeles, she has also taught English at the University of Oxford in England and at The Brearley School, The Dalton School, and Campbell Hall. She specializes in helping high school students prepare their personal statements and other college application materials. In 2013, seniors she worked with were admitted to Harvard, Cornell, UC Berkeley, Tufts, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Michigan, NYU, USC, Hampshire, Emerson, Occidental, Chapman, and many others. She also works as a tutor, helping students to develop more confidence in their critical reading and writing skills. For more information on her tutoring philosophy, visit her website She has consulted with clients on their personal statements for graduate school and job applications, as well as editing and proofreading academic book manuscripts, conference papers, and dissertations. She regularly volunteers as an in-school writing tutor at LAUSD high schools with 826LA. As a professional facilitator for Los Angeles-area book groups, she leads discussions on works ranging from Moby Dick to The Art of Fielding. She has a BA in English from Brown University and a doctorate in English from the University of Oxford.

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    Specialties: tutoring, dissertation and academic publishing consultation, personal and professional narrative, book group facilitation, coaching, copy editing

    Sacha Howells    

    Sacha has worked as a writer and editor for almost two decades. As a managing editor at a small press, he oversaw the publication of dozens of textbooks in the social sciences, and he has worked on the web as an editor and producer since 1999, managing teams of writers for clients like and GameFly. His writing on film, music, and pop culture has been published widely online and in print. His fiction has appeared in The Coachella Review and Menda City Review, and is forthcoming in an anthology from Forest Publications, and he was fiction editor of the literary magazine VORTICAL. He was named a 2012 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, a 2013 Ragdale Foundation Fellow, and a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Distinguished Fellow at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences.

    Specialties: copy editing, copywriting, fact checking, manuscript preparation, proofreading, research, submission consultation

    Jennifer Alise Drew    

    Jennifer is a freelance writer and editor. She is currently the prose editor for AGNI magazine and also enjoys helping a variety of award-winning authors shape and polish their book projects. Over the years she has worked as an editor for numerous publishing companies, including Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, Grove/Atlantic, Aperture, and Open City Books. This included work as a developmental editor with Hunter S. Thompson on his last two books. She has also served in an editorial capacity for a variety of magazines, including The New YorkerMadison, and Open City, as well as online news sites such as The Huffington Post. She holds an MA in creative writing from Boston University (2004) and is currently completing a memoir in essays about her four-year-old son, cerebral palsy, and other stories, excerpts from which appear in LUMINA, volume XIII, and The Iowa Review (forthcoming).

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    Specialties: author coaching, line editing, developmental editing, ghostwriting, proposal consultation, copywriting, copy editing, fact checking, research, proofreading