Marilyn Schwartz is a member of Copyediting's editorial advisory board.
She has been Managing Editor of the University of California Press since 1983.
She entered publishing quite by accident: six months after receiving a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis, in 1976, she accepted an internship at UC Press that serendipitously became a career.
She now heads a department of 16 full- and part-time project editors and support staff, who together are responsible for the editorial production of approximately 180 new book titles annually, ranging from highly specialized scholarship to high-profile general interest books.
For over twenty years she
has taught copyediting courses in the University of California Extension's
Program in Publishing.
From 1987 to 1993 she headed the Task Force on Bias-Free Language for the Association of American University Presses, and she is the author of Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995).
lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.