Editing Research A preview of empirical research on editing, publishing, and writing

Fall 2019 Staff

Professor Matthew Baker

Major and Minor: BS in Economics; Minor in Business Management; MBA; PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication

Hometown: Spanish Fork, Utah

Position on Editing Research Staff: Editor-in-chief

Dream Job: Professor

Favorite thing about being an editor: Helping people express their ideas more effectively

Do you speak any foreign languages?: Hungarian, and I’m learning Spanish

Unique hobbies: Country dancing, cooking Hungarian Food

If you could have dinner with any person (living or dead, real or imaginary), who would it be?: Benjamin Franklin

twitter.com/profmattbaker

www.linkedin.com/in/bakermatthewj

Hannah Charlesworth

Major and Minor: English; Editing and Creative Writing

Hometown: Draper, Utah

Position on Editing Research Staff: Managing Editor

Dream Job: An editor for a Church publication

Unique Hobbies: Sewing Costumes

If you could be any superhero, who would you be?: Elastigirl, because her powers are so useful. I would never have to pull out a chair to get things off of the top shelf ever again!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-charlesworth/ 

Jessie Bruner

Major and Minor: English; Editing 

Hometown: St. Anthony, Idaho

Position on Editing Research Staff: Assistant Managing Editor and Web/Copyrights team member

Dream Job: Editor for National Geographic or other educational magazine

If you could have dinner with any person (living or dead, real or imaginary), who would it be?: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Do you speak any foreign languages?: Russian

https://www.facebook.com/jessie.biorn.bruner

https://www.instagram.com/jessie_bruner/  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessie-bruner/

Noelle Conder

Major and Minor: English; Editing and Business

Hometown: Payson, UT

Position on Editing Research Staff: Web/Copyrights Director and Substantive Editor

Dream Job: Technical Editor

Unique hobbies: Drumline! I was on BYU’s drumline for three years, and I help teach high school drumline with my husband.

If you could have dinner with any person (living or dead, real or imaginary), who would it be?: Jane Eyre

https://www.linkedin.com/in/noelleconder/

Taelin Wilford

Major and Minor: English; Double Minor in Communications and Editing

Hometown: Durban, South Africa

Position on Editing Research Staff: Assistant Managing Editor and Web team member

Dream Job: Professor of English Literature, sub-specializing in African Law and Literature

Unique hobbies: Horse training, Waterpolo

One item on your bucket list: Summit Everest

https://www.linkedin.com/in/taelinwilford/

Instagram: @taelinwilford

Kjanela Fawcett

Major and Minor: Communications; PR and Editing

Hometown: Springdale, Arkansas

Position on Editing Research Staff: Substantive Editor and PR team member

Dream Job: Author of fantasy novels

Do you speak any foreign languages?: Swedish

If you could have dinner with any person (living or dead, real or imaginary), who would it be?: Obi-Wan Kenobi

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kjanelafawcett/

Hailey Garcia

Major and Minor: Public Relations; Editing

Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID

Position on Editing Research Staff: PR Director and Copyeditor

Dream Job: Academic Advisor

If you could have dinner with any person (living or dead, real or imaginary), who would it be?: Anastasia Romanov

Favorite book: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

https://www.linkedin.com/in/haileygarcia/ 

Victoria Hamilton

Major: Editing

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Position on Editing Research Staff: Assistant Managing Editor and Design team member

Dream Job: Working for Disney

Do you speak any foreign languages?: Italian

What is your perfect pizza?: A diavola pizza from Pellone Pizzeria in Naples, Italy!!!

https://www.facebook.com/tori.hamilton2 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-hamilton/ 

Madeline Hill

Major and Minor: Editing; English Literature

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Position on Editing Research Staff: Social Media Director and Substantive Editor 

Dream Job: Work in the fashion industry

What is your perfect pizza?: A classic, Italian-style margherita pizza

Favorite band/singer/group: Harry Styles

https://www.facebook.com/maddie.hill.372 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/madelinea-hill/

Sarah Jensen

Major and Minor: English Language; Editing

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Position on Editing Research Staff: Social Media Team—Facebook Manager

Dream Job: Freelance Editor

One item on your bucket list: Going skydiving

www.linkedin.com/in/sarahmahoneyjensen 

Madeline Jones

Major: Editing and Publication

Hometown: Roswell, New Mexico

Position on Editing Research Staff: Substantive Editor and Design team member

Dream Job: Editor for an online magazine publication

Unique hobbies: I really like crafts and decorative painting.

One item on your bucket list: I’d like to be able to read some of my favorite novels in the original French. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/madeline-jones-2280b6183/

Pamela Nelson

Major: Editing and Publishing

Hometown: Formerly Alameda, California; since 1985, Provo, Utah

Position on Editing Research Staff: Copyeditor and Design team member

Dream Job: Doing it now. Opened my own freelance editing business called From Start to Finish Family History.

What is something hard that you have done in your life?: Climbed to the top of Kings Peak

Favorite vacation spot: Christmas Meadows in the Uinta Mountains by the Stillwater River

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-nelson/

Business Website: http://fstffamilyhistory.com

Erin Nightingale

Major and Minor: Interdisciplinary Humanities; Editing

Hometown: North Ogden, Utah

Position on Editing Research Staff: Copy editor and PR team member

Dream Job: Novelist and musician

Hobbies: Composing music and writing

Favorite book: Unwind by Neal Schusterman

https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-nightingale/

Brittany Passmore

Major and Minor: Editing and Publishing; Music

Hometown: Lindon, Utah

Position on Editing Research Staff: Assistant Managing Editor and Social Media & Analytics team member

Dream Job: Working as an editor for Tor, a sci-fi/fantasy publishing house

Favorite book: The Wheel of Time series.

Most memorable thing you’ve done in the past year: I had my first baby this summer on June 25th. His name is Parker Howard Passmore; he weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz. and was 19.5 inches long at birth, and I will always remember the moment when I looked into his eyes for the first time.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittany-passmore-b15134161/

Maren Skidmore

Major and Minor: Chemistry; Mathematics and Editing

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Position on Editing Research Staff: Substantive Editor and Web/Copyrights team member

Dream Job: Intelligence analyst

One item on your bucket list: Swim with whale sharks

Most memorable thing you’ve done in the past year: Skydiving

https://www.linkedin.com/in/r-maren-skidmore-b0334317b/

Megan Udall

Major and Minor: English; Editing

Hometown: Lindon, Utah

Position on Editing Research Staff: Art Director and Substantive Editor 

Dream Job: Editor

One item on your bucket list: Travel around the world

www.linkedin.com/in/megan-udall-498835175/ 

Oakli Van Meter

Major: Editing and Publishing

Hometown: Woodstock, Virginia

Position on Editing Research Staff: Copyeditor and Social Media/Analytics team member

Dream Job: At-home editor for Deseret Book

Favorite book: Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Milne

Do you speak any foreign languages?: Yes! Portuguese

https://www.linkedin.com/in/oaklivanmeter/ 

https://www.wiseoleoak.com 

Auburn Wilcox

Major and Minor: Communications: News Media; Business and Editing

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Position on Editing Research Staff: Substantive Editor and Pinterest Manager on the Social Media team

Dream Job: Technical Writer

One item on your bucket list: I want to travel to Greece. 

Do you speak any foreign languages?: I speak Thai!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/auburnwilcox/ 

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