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I work as an editor for individual authors as well as for institutions. My clients have included Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, the Solidago Foundation, and other nonprofit organizations. Individual clients have published their books with Duke University Press, University of Georgia Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, and elsewhere.

I co-edited Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide (Plume/Penguin, 2007) with Mark Kramer.

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I have served as a developmental and substantive editor for many nonfiction books, including:

Josephine Ensign's award-winning Catching Homelessness: A Nurse’s Story of Falling Through the Safety Net (SheWrites Press, 2016), a memoir that has been chosen as a "Common Read" by several universities;

Jeffrey Haas' The Assassination of Fred Hampton, a memoir of a civil rights lawyer (Chicago Review Press, 2009), which has been optioned for film;

Sejal Shah's This Is One Way to Dance (University of Georgia Press, forthcoming June 2020), a memioir in essays by an award-winning prose writer;

Greg R. Taylor's Lay Down Your Guns, a book-length profile of a Honduran doctor fighting drug cartels (Leafwood Publishers, 2013);

Victoria Vantoch's The Jet Sex, a narrative history about U.S. and Soviet stewardesses (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013); and

Sasha Su-Ling Welland'sExperimental Beijing: Gender and Globalization in Chinese Contemporary Art, (Duke University Press, 2018), a work of criticism and feminist art history by a visual anthropologist.

I was the founder and faculty advisor for Goddard College's BFA literary journal, Duende, from 2013 to 2015. I have served on the editorial board of Dollars & Sense magazine, as staff editor for Grassroots International, and on the advisory board for the online literary journal Conversations Across Borders.

 

 

"Wendy Call is an editor extraordinaire: professional, friendly, and detail-oriented. As my editor in Telling True Stories, Wendy took the time to not only listen to my words but also to hear what my heart had to say. I'd be happy to work with her again.”
Loung Ung,
Author, First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child
Contributor, Telling True Stories

 

 

Photo above: Museum, Templo Mayor, Mexico City, 2004
Photo below: Parking garage, Durham, North Carolina, 2007