When we write there is no way to be objective about our own work. We’re too close to it. That’s why the editorial process is so important. A good editor knows how to highlight the strengths in a piece and showcase talent in the best framework possible.

In 2012, I took over as Managing Editor of Kansas City Voices. I’m proud to put my stamp on the long-established print magazine, and got very lucky when the job fell into my path. My favorite part of editing for this project was curating our selected pieces into a cohesive collection. I learned something from every issue, and my work with Whispering Prairie Press led me to meet more talented writers and artists than I can count.

Volume 10 was my first issue. I overhauled the aesthetic of the magazine this year, and my decision to go with full cover art spreads caught everyone’s eye. The changes were met with a very positive response, which was a huge relief to me because I had implemented a significant change in a publication that had been around for a decade.  For a preview of the issue click on the image below.  You can learn more about the publication at http://www.wppress.org/