Linda Taylor, M.A., M.F.A.
Linda Taylor, former Editorial Director and Director of Operations at Livingstone, has been working in the Christian publishing industry for the past thirty years and brings a lot of expertise to the classes she teaches. She has her B.A. in English and Writing from Houghton College, her M.A. in English from Ball State University, and her M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Ashland University.
Linda is a wife, a mom, a grandma, a writer, an editor, a reader, an adjunct instructor, a Christian, a dog lover, a new cat lover (and they have way too many cats who keep having more cats . . . funny how that works), and a fairly recent transplant from the Chicago suburbs to a couple acres in the country. She and her husband admit to being magnets for stray animals (hence, the cats). They’re working on taming their big yard, slowly remodeling their little cottage, building a playground for the grandchildren, and learning something new every day. Check out her blog and Twitter.
Her latest book, published fall 2017, is Word by Word: An Editor Guides Writers in the Self-editing Process.
Grant Patterson Freelance Web Master
Grant Patterson is a freelance writer, editor, and web editor looking to break into the publishing industry.
Over the years, Grant has honed his writing skills by working in both web editing and journalism. He worked as a video editor for two years at his high school newsroom, a team leader for three years, and created the position of Club’s editor in 2016 where he kept track of events and scheduled photos and interviews for the reporters under him. More recently, Grant has taken a job with Taylor University’s Lead Generation to interview students and alumni to write articles for prospective students.
Having taken Web Design at Taylor University, Grant has helped update and make a few websites for small companies. He helped update the Center Grove Marching Band Website, the Taylor University Covid Website, and the Taylor University Website. His biggest accomplishment to date is his participation in updating the Taylor University Major pages. Through this work, he has learned how to work with metadata, HTML, CSS, SEO, and rudimentary java.
Grant graduated Taylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing. He has a hobby of scheduling and hosting weekly game nights for other students. A jack-of-all-trades nerd, Grant loves writing, books, games, and a good cup of coffee. Check out his Twitter or online portfolio.