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Editing Instructors

The University of Chicago Graham School Editing certificate’s instructors have strong roots in the editing and publishing industry. Their experience informs both classroom and online instruction that prepares our learners to shine in the editing and publishing fields. Instructors teach courses that cover manuscript editing, copyright and trademark regulations, grammar, copyediting, and technology solutions like eBook publishing and electronic editing tools.

Our instructors’ understanding of the technical and professional demands of the publishing industry make them invaluable mentors to our learners as they build their editing and publishing careers. They have worked as freelancers, consultants, and in-house editorial and production managers at industry-leading presses; their variety of experiences and responsibilities gives them the perspective that makes our Editing certificate an outstanding value for editing professionals accelerating their careers.

Susan Allan is the managing editor of the American Journal of Sociology, published by the University of Chicago Press. Allan received the 2007 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.
Patrick Casey, JD, MA, has taught college composition and grammar for 17 years in addition to having worked as an editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review and Pearson Publishing. Patrick is also a practicing attorney who advises small business owners and individuals on licensing, employment, compliance issues and general legal needs.
Siobhan Drummond is an editorial and production consultant. She has previously been managing editor at Chiron Publications and Triumph Books as well as production manager at the University of Chicago Press and Northwestern University Press. She holds degrees in music theory from the University of Illinois.
Mary Gawlik has been a freelance editor for over 16 years, editing scholarly texts and textbooks, memoirs, reports, journal articles, magazines, and much more. She is expert in The Chicago Manual of Style, APA style, AP style,  and also skilled in AMA and MLA styles. She is a graduate of the publishing program at the University of Virginia.
Ruth Goring  is a senior manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press. She has taught in the Editing Certificate program since 2011 and has also led workshops for editors at Groupon, the Professional Editors' Network (Twin Cities), PubU, and elsewhere. Ruth's own publications include the poetry collections Yellow Doors and Soap Is Political; her picture book Adriana's Angels will be available in both English and Spanish in September 2017.
Christie Henry is the Editorial Director of Sciences and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Press. Prior to joining the University of Chicago Press, she was in the editorial department at the Chicago Tribune. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College.
Susan Karani is a manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press, where she has worked since 2008. In addition to her work at the press, she regularly freelances as a developmental editor, translation editor, and foreign-language proofreader; her client list comprises Brill, various publications at Columbia University, and Harvard University Press, including the Loeb and Murty Classical Libraries. Susan holds a BA and an MA from the University of Chicago, and an MA from Columbia University.
Leslie Keros is a freelance editor. She has previously worked at the American Bar Association, University of Chicago Press, and Little, Brown and Company.
Skott Klebe has worked in copyright and licensing technology for 15 years and is currently employed by Copyright Education at Copyright Clearance Center where he is tasked with copyright education. Skott speaks regularly at publishing events on topics including copyright, technology, and disruption in the eBook marketplace. He has led the development of some of the largest licensing systems in the world and is the architect of RightsLink, CCC’s point-of-content licensing system.
Mara Naselli is a writer and a former senior manuscript editor from the University of Chicago Press. She has been teaching in the Editing Certificate since 2006 and holds an MA in political science and an MFA in writing and literature. Her essays have appeared in Agni, The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Hudson Review, and elsewhere. She is also a recipient of the 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award.