The Paris Review is a literary magazine famous for its “Writers at Work” series that, over the last six decades, has featured interviews with some of the world’s most well-known writers, all archived on the magazine’s website.  Written by students in our English courses, "Editors at Work” is a play on the The Paris interviews, featuring conversations with a variety of editors from all over the country, including some of our own alumni. At the end of many of the interviews, we also provide links to internship opportunities.

Editors at Work: Assay

Jun 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Karen Babine, Ph.D., is founding editor and editor in chief of the online journal Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. She is author of  “Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life” (2015).  As a writer, editor and teacher, how do the different roles in your career benefit, or conflict, with one another? […]

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Editors at Work: U.S. Institute of Peace

Apr 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Viola Gienger is a senior editor at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. What does the United States Institute of Peace do? It’s one of the institutes in Washington that is both a research institute, like a think tank, but also does a lot of programming on the ground in conflict zones. So our […]

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Editors at Work: TheAtlantic.com

Apr 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Caty Green is managing editor of TheAtlantic.com. She was recently promoted from her role as assignment editor. How did you get into journalism? I actually didn’t get started in journalism until after college. I went to Bates College up in Maine and majored in rhetoric, so mostly I was studying speeches and different ways of […]

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Editors at Work: Cengage Learning (2)

Apr 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Peter McGahey is a senior content development editor, focusing on physics and chemistry textbooks, at Cengage Learning. What does your job as a content development editor entail? When people hear editing, they think we’re looking line by line at what an author gives us and then moving forward. A lot of our job is taking […]

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Editors at Work: Weight Watchers Magazine

Apr 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Katerina Gkionis is the associate managing editor of Weight Watchers Magazine. How did you end up at Weight Watchers? I decided in high school that I wanted to do some kind of journalism, so I did a number of internships. In the summer of my junior year in college, I saw there was a Weight […]

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Editors at Work: Cengage Learning

Apr 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ed Dodd, ’93, is a freelance content developer/editor for Cengage Learning and has worked in the publishing field for almost 22 years. He was an English major at Saint Joseph’s University. After graduating from Saint Joseph’s, how did you end up in editing? One of my radio station [WSJR] colleagues had found work as an […]

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Editors at Work: Star Tribune

Apr 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Laurie Hertzel is books editor at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. What does your job entail?  We review books three times a week, which is a lot for a regional paper. I also write a weekly column. I write book reviews myself. I also do author profiles. I get about 1,000 books a month in the […]

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Editors at Work: Asset Management

Apr 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chris Davis is an investment communications & marketing manager at a large national asset management firm. How did you end up as a business writer and editor? I got my master’s degree in English at the University of Connecticut. I was an English professor after school, but for financial reasons I had to change jobs. […]

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Editors at Work: MarVista Entertainment

Apr 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Michael McGahey is vice president of Series Development and Production at MarVista Entertainment. A Temple University graduate, he convinced a former boss to take a chance on a script by Michael Arndt that became the 2006 hit film “Little Miss Sunshine.” What does an average work day look like for you?   In a typical day, I […]

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