Tell Me Your Book!

Mary Jo Tate is the “Tell Me Your Book” Expert for the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors. Here is her profile:

Mary Jo Tate-The Tell Me Your Book ExpertMary Jo received her B.A. in English and philosophy from the University of Mississippi and an M.A. in English from the University of South Carolina., as well as many seminars on writing, publishing, and marketing. Her publications include Critical Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work (Facts on File, 2007; revised and expanded edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald A to Z, 1998); articles on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, bibliophilia, writing, homeschooling, and single parenting; and home study courses on getting started as a freelance editor and balancing family and home business.

Mary Jo’s first professional experience was editing doctoral dissertations for international seminary students. In graduate school, she was blessed to be mentored by a great editor and leading Fitzgerald scholar, Matthew J. Bruccoli, with whom she worked on the Cambridge University Press edition of The Great Gatsby.

She has also served as Copy Editor for Homeschooling Today magazine and Managing Editor for Family Reformationmagazine. Her book editing and indexing clients include the University of South Carolina Press, University Press of Mississippi, Carroll and Graf, Trivium Pursuit, Apologia Educational Ministries, Morgan James Publishing, and Facts on File.

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