Kimberly Southwick-Thompson

Kimberly Southwick-Thompson - Editor

Breaux Bridge, LA, USA

Kimberly Ann Southwick is a/an poet, editor, human, teacher, scholar, and lover of language, dogs, Philadelphia, and Louisiana.

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I have been reading and writing for as long as I can remember, and I love copyediting manuscripts, articles, essays, and any other form of the written word. I have edited MA and MFA thesis projects and book projects
for development as well. A book project I edited just got picked up by a major publisher last month!I am currently working on my PhD and would love to pick up some projects to help writing projects come to life and become publishing-ready. I run a literary-arts journal, and I am the final proofreader of that before we send it to print. I taught a high-level grammar class at a NJ State university for many years, and I consider myself not only a grammar expert but a lover of language and words.
English (US)
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Sex & Relationships
Writing & Publishing


  • BFA
  • MA


  • 2016-17 Dr. Shelley Anne Martin award (UL Lafayette)
  • 2017-8 Florence Jones award (UL Lafayette)
  • 2018-9 Robert and Bernice M. Webb Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at the Advanced Level (UL Lafayette)
  • 2018 Richard G. Neiheisel & Mary B. Neiheisel Dissertation Award (UL Lafayette)
  • Distinction in Poetry Award (Emerson College)

Work experience

Graduate Assistant

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
August, 2015 – Present (about 6 years)

I teach two courses in the fall and spring semester while I am here earning my PhD.

Adjunct Professor

Temple University
September, 2011 – May, 2015 (over 3 years)

Taught research writing and a poetry workshop.

adjunct professor

Rowan University
January, 2010 – July, 2015 (over 5 years)

Taught a high-level grammar class and literature courses. Designed the first online course in the English Department and taught online courses.


University of Phoenix
November, 2009 – August, 2015 (over 5 years)

Utilized an online platform to teach in-person courses. Led workshops. Taught research writing, business writing, literature, and basic grammar courses.


Strand Books
June, 2007 – July, 2009 (about 2 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

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Contemporary literary journal including poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Contemporary literary journal including poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

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Kimberly Ann Southwick

Collection of prose, poetry, book reviews, and essays from various authors; published bi-annually

Collection of prose, poetry, book reviews, and essays from various authors; published bi-annually

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Kimberly Ann Southwick (editor-in-chief)

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