Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
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.
Office: Ansin 10th Fl.
Current CoursesCopyediting (PB688)
WLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.
Michelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05)
won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work of fiction or nonfiction exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize as well as publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions.