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Education Editor and Writer

Local Address: New York City, New York, United States
Scholastic
 
Background

Employment History

  • Editorial Director
    Scholastic
  • Writer, Editor
    Self
  • Founding Editor and Publisher
    Ecco Qua Press
  • Executive Editor
    Heinemann
  • Editor
    Wordsong
  • Fiction Editor
    Redbook

Education

  • B.A. , English
    Vassar College
Web References
2003- 2004 Founders Workshop Faculty
www.highlightsfoundation.com, 26 July 2011 [cached]
WENDY MURRAY Wendy is editor of Wordsong, the poetry imprint of Boyds Mills Press. She has worked in the publishing field for twenty years, most recently serving as an editorial director at Scholastic Teaching Resources. In her ten years at Scholastic, she held a variety of positions, including editor of the poetry column at Instructor magazine, working with columnists Jack Prelutsky, Paul Janeczko, and Bernice Cullinan. Among the hundreds of language arts books she edited for Scholastic, many were poetry books, including the best-selling Kids' Poems by Regie Routman and Favorite Poetry Lessons by Paul Janeczko.
Murray's career in publishing began at a New York City-based small press and literary magazine, where she screened poetry and fiction manuscripts. She was a fiction editor at Redbook magazine and also managed the magazine's annual Picture Book Awards and Short Story contests. She edited young adult biographies at Chelsea House before joining Scholastic. Murray has a B.A. in English from Vassar College.
Owner Wendy Murray moved to ...
mountainx.com, 7 April 2014 [cached]
Owner Wendy Murray moved to Asheville last summer, and though the business is still registered in New England, she's working to establish an Asheville identity as well. "I have a very simple business model. I can essentially set it up wherever I am," she says. Already, Murray has spoken at one of Malaprop's small-press events, where local publishers and authors discuss their work.
"I have some some good, solid writers from New England who we've published, and I'm proud of that heritage," says Murray. But she also wants Ecco Qua to tap into the local literary tradition.
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Murray, of Ecco Qua, who will lead a writing workshop in Italy in October, says she feels "cautiously optimistic. Although no one in the independent book business is getting rich, she says, they can stay afloat thanks to a devoted readership. "It's so fundamental to who we are," says Murray. "The human impulse is to communicate, and that is not going to go away."
She adds: "It's a story that's still unfolding.
Direct Access Home Health
www.directaccesshomehealth.com, 21 Oct 2014 [cached]
Owner - Wendy Murray wendy@directaccesshomehealth.com
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