Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy

Book Editor

How to Become A: Editor


Watch Karen Murphy, Senior Editor at Jossey-Bass, share how a passion for reading propelled her into a career acquiring and developing books for her publishing company. She works with authors on the broad scope of their work; do the chapters hold together? Is anything missing? Is there anything repeated or redundant? She credits her mother with helping her discover a love of books and remembers how they would spend Sunday afternoon’s together reading. Her advice to girls is to be voracious readers and to practice writing. Being a good writer will help set you apart no matter what career you choose.

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