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Lourdes Venard

Lourdes Venard has more than 30 years of writing, editing, design, and project management experience. She currently works as an editor with Pearson in their Virtual Schools division. Before that, she worked as a copyeditor, and copy desk supervisor at major newspapers, including The Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Newsday, and also as a freelance fiction editor.

She has been a UC San Diego Extension instructor since 2012 and she is a lead instructor for the Copyediting Certificate Program. She teaches Copyediting ICopyediting IICopyediting III, The Business of Copyediting, and Copyediting for Fiction. Venard holds a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor's in communications from the University of Miami.

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