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 I, Copyediting II, Copyediting 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.
You can reach her at LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lourdes/.