Rachel Guerin, Owner and Executive Editor
Rachel’s professional experience spans three successful careers in marketing, education, and editing. After earning an English BA from Reed College, Rachel provided in-house consulting, copyediting, and copywriting to local advertising firms for several years. She then received an MA in Composition and Rhetoric, Literature, and Literary Theory from Portland State University, and became a college English professor. In between teaching composition, literature, and technical writing classes, Rachel fed her appetite for editing by working with independent authors, artists, and academics.
As a proud Portlander, Rachel was thrilled when she had the opportunity to pair two other great loves: Portland and editing. As Lead Copyeditor for Skint Press, Rachel edited Portland’s first travel guide for the frugal vagabond. Rachel’s latest project was a fun collaboration with Silent 7 Publishing: The Best Places to Pee: Portland. When she’s not writing or editing, Rachel loves reading, exploring Oregon with her family, and declaring her undying loyalty to the Oxford Comma.
Brian Schlosser, Collaborative Editor
Brian is a northwest native, writer, researcher and academic, who has been infatuated with literature and its nuances since he was a young child. Brian completed his undergraduate studies at WSU with a Bachelor’s of English, presenting an undergraduate thesis entitled: “Live and Let Die: Analyzing a Struggle of Paradigm in the Works of Lu Xun.” Schlosser moved on to study rhetoric and composition, Postcolonial literature, and 20th century British literature at Portland State University, where he completed his Master’s degree. He has worked as Assistant Managing and Managing Editor of the Vancougar newspaper and Poetry Editor of the Salmon Creek Journal (2004). Brian is well versed in layout and design programs in the Adobe Creative suite (InDesign, FrameMaker, etc.).
Daniel Couch, Collaborative Editor
Daniel earned his BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and his MA in Composition and Rhetoric, American Literature (1890-1940), and Postcolonial British Literature from Portland State University. Daniel spent seven years in the non-profit sector as a technical writer, preparing grants and providing training and technical assistance to community colleges across the country before joining Chemeketa Community College as a full time instructor in 2014.
Sarah Zee, Collaborative Editor
Sarah earned her BA in English from Reed College, presenting her undergraduate thesis, “To Fashion a Gentleman: Emotional Displays of Masculinity in Film Adaptions of Pride and Prejudice.” She earned her Master’s degree in Education from Seattle University, with specialties in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy. Sarah has been working in the Bellevue School District for the past seven years, as an English teacher as well as a member of a curriculum-writing team. She helped to write the MLA curriculum for the district and served as head of the English department of Tyee Middle School. Sarah has experience both with grant-writing, technical writing, and occupational writing with a specialty in short stories and poetry. She is currently Lead Copyeditor for the Northwest, Indigenous writer and poet, Laura Da’.