Editor Val M. Mathews
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Val M. Mathews
Instructor & Developmental Editor
Val M. Mathews is a big-hearted, fun-loving editor at The Wild Rose Press, a small traditional publishing house in New York, and an editorial consultant for CRAFT Literary, a well-established online literary magazine. Val likes stories that challenge us to redefine what it means to be human.
She also teaches courses in editing for Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and the Editorial Freelancers Association in New York City. Val freelances on the side for individual clients and regularly conducts workshops and presents at writers’ conferences.
Fun fact about Val: She’s been an FAA-certified flight instructor for over twenty-five years, and in the past, she flew Lear jets for a living.
- Flathead River Writers Conference, Kalispell, Montana
- Southeastern Writers Conference (SWA), St. Simons Island, Georgia
- Las Vegas Writers Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Carrolton’s Writers Guild, Carrolton, Georgia
- PNWA Writers Conference, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Inc., Seattle, Washington
- Writers Alliance, Author Showcase, Cartersville, Georgia
- Oklahoma Writers Foundation, Inc. (OWFI), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Happy Editing Students
“I’ve learned so much from this class. The handouts, the feedback, and the insights from Val and classmates on the discussion board have all been terrific. And what has been invaluable is working with actual manuscripts and seeing her actual revision letters and editorial feedback to the authors. I’m looking forward to the intermediate class.”
“Val went above and beyond in answering discussion board posts with insightful and in-depth responses. She is obviously a talented and caring editor, I really felt inspired by her teaching style in the course.”
Val “was awesome! She has an incredible command of all the topics we covered, and her feedback helped me learn so much. Best editorial instructor I’ve ever had. I’ve signed up for the intermediate class.”
“I particularly enjoyed Val’s style. She was warm and chatty—which is hard to pull off in print. But I also appreciated her feedback on assignments which was thoughtful and constructive. She is an exceptional instructor.”