Jennifer Bisbing • Writer • Editor

Jennifer Bisbing • Writer • Editor

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September 30, 2011
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While in grad school, I studied literary criticism, and for two years, I read more books than I thought was humanly possible. Week after week, class after class, we took apart story after story. What I learned is that strong opinions about the same body of work will probably always differ. However, if an author writes with clarity about his or her theme, readers will have greater insight and appreciation. So that’s what I do now—I help authors with clarity. To further assist authors with illuminating the heart of their books and remove distractions, I obtained a Chicago Manual of Style Postgraduate Editing Certificate from the University of Chicago.

In my debut novel, Under the Pines, interwoven within the fictitious plot, I reveal childhood memories of a life lived with a renowned forensic scientist. I take you back in time to a Michigan with landlines, pet rocks, rust-colored carpets, and before the advent of DNA testing. I also dabble in photography — taking after my grandfather, who loved documenting America on Kodachrome. When I’m not behind a viewfinder or working with words, I’m hiking up mountains. To purchase Under the Pinesclick here.

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