Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty

Karen English

Part Time Faculty (2000)

B.A. Barat College
M.A. Tufts University


Karen English

Karen English began her career teaching college history courses, then moved into publishing when she was drafted to work on the multi-volume book series The Vietnam Experience. She went on to edit other history and travel related continuity book series, as well as subscription-based business and consumer newsletters and direct marketing collateral.

Since the early 1990s, she has been editing magazines and associated content at The Pohly Company, a leading marketing and publishing services company, where she is now an associate editorial director. She has worked on award-winning custom publications for several national companies and associations, including Continental Airlines, Western Union, UAW-Chrysler, Fidelity Investments, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Rice University, and Sotheby's, among others. 

Contact

Office: Ansin 10th Fl.

Phone: 8750

E-Mail: Karen_English@emerson.edu

Current Courses

Copyediting (PB688)

Ladette RandolphLadette Randolph's new memoir Leaving the Pink House was featured on Oprah.com as a suggested memoir. Randolph teaches in WLP and is Editor-in-Chief of Ploughshares literary magazine.

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Greg NicholsGreg Nichols (MFA '11) released his first book, Striking Gridiron, A Town's Pride and a Team's Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History. The book was named a Junior Library Guild Fall 2014 Selection.

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Marko TameraLecturer Tamera Marko's writing collective with Emerson maintenance workers from Latin America and undergraduates presented a bilingual presentation: "Proyecto Carrito II: When the Student Receives an 'A' and the Worker Gets Fired: Driving our Own Narrative" at the Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.

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Megan MarshallRecent MA in Publishing & Writing alumni collaborated to launch a new literary genre journal called Strangelet. Alumni include Executive Editor Casey Brown (MA ’13), Managing Editor Leah Thompson (MA ’12), Production Editor Franco Alvarado (MA ’13), and Creative Director Chandra Asar (MA ’12).

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Megan MarshallWLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.

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Michelle Bailat JonesMichelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05) won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book.

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