Meet the Instructors

Julie Van Pelt

Julie Van Pelt has been an editor since 1995, both in-house and freelance. Her 200-plus projects have included developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading as well as project management. Her clients are print and online, corporate and nonprofit, trade and scholarly book publishers, magazines and journals, artists and authors. She is a member of the NW Independent Editors Guild and the Council of Science Editors. She has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Port Townsend.

The Fundamentals of Copyediting course is tailored for hands-on learning through homework and in-class individual and team exercises. In mastering the fundamentals, students will embark on developing the editorial judgment that is the mark of a skilled professional editor.