NANCY ANCRUM LETTERS EDITOR,THE MIAMI HERALD Nancy Ancrum has been a member of The Miami Herald's Editorial Board since 1990, and she has reported and opined on municipal government, healthcare and education. A native of New York, Nancy holds a journalism degree from New York University. She also writes about food and culture and has produced several food-related stories for Miami’s NPR affiliate radio station. Nancy recently started a freelance editing service focusing on food, health, culture, and travel.
EMMY FAVILLA COPY EDITOR, BUZZFEED Emmy Favilla is a copy editor at BuzzFeed. She has worked as a staff and freelance copy editor for Seventeen, Natural Health, Domino, Blender, and Lucky. She was copy chief at Teen Vogue. She is also a freelance journalist and the author of a Seventeen magazine fashion tips book for teens. Emmy has an M.A. from the University of the Arts London and a B.A. in Journalism from New York University.
CONSTANCE HALE AUTHOR, VEX, HEX, SMASH, AND SMOOCH Before releasing her best-selling guide to prose, Sin and Syntax, and her new book, Vex, Hex, Smash, and Smooch, author Constance Hale was a copy editor at various newspapers and magazines. Her mission as an editor -- as well as an educator at UC Berkeley and Harvard -- has been to make writers more verb-conscious.
JACK MURNIGHAN DIRECTOR OF CONTENT STRATEGY AND ANALYTICS, BABBLE Jack Murnighan is the director of analytics and content strategy for Babble. Prior to this, he was editor-in-chief of Nerve. Jack is the author of four books, including Much Ado About Loving and Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits. He appears frequently on NPR and has had essays and short stories included in eleven anthologies and a variety of magazines. Jack has a Ph.D. in medieval literature, but long ago cast off his mortarboard to reach out to a popular audience.
REBECCA SMITH HURD COPY EDITOR Rebecca Smith Hurd is a word nerd whose journalism career spans nearly 25 years. Her experience includes a six-year stint as assistant managing editor of Wired, which during her tenure won a National Magazine Award for general excellence. For the past five years, she's maintained a successful freelance business as an editor, writer, and communications consultant. Her clients include print and online media organizations, nonprofit groups, and design consultancies. Rebecca specializes in delivering clear, concise, and compelling copy on deadline, and she enjoys teaching others to do the same. She holds a bachelor's degree in news reporting and editing from San Jose State University.