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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 the education editor for the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan education nonprofit. 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, Copy Editing with Associated Press Style, 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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