Steve Wedel

Steve Wedel - Editor

Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA

Long-time English teacher/professor, author of 35+ books, a former newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist, and corporate and PR writer.

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Overview

I have 16 years experience as a high school English teacher, plus eight years as a college English professor, critiquing, editing, and guiding revisions for people who didn't even want to write in the first place. I am an author who has worked with agents and major publishers, small presses, and my own independent imprint. I have been a reliable and valuable member of critique groups, and have done some paid editing on my own of essays, short stories, and novels.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Horror
Literary Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • Oklahoma teaching certificate in English and Journalism

Awards

  • Multiple awards for newspaper writing from the local and regional competitions for the Society of Professional Journalism

Work experience

Author/Editor/Designer/Publisher

MoonHowler Press
April, 2001 – Present (almost 22 years)

I have worked for a major daily newspaper, several weekly papers as a staff writer/editor or on a freelance basis, written non-fiction for local and national magazines, and fiction for numerous genre magazines. I have been public relations director for three years combined at a private university and a chamber of commerce. I was also employed as a writer in the human resources department of a major energy company for three years, writing about insurance and retirement plans.

My short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. I have had novels published by many genre presses (most of them defunct now), and have co-authored two young adult paranormal novels with a New York Times best-selling author; those are from Bloomsbury and Tor.

As a high school English teacher and college professor, I have guided hundreds of students through the writing and revision process.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Tails of the Pack: A Werewolf Anthology

Wedel, Steven E., Finn, Mark, Jones, Frog and Esther, Angus, Tiffani, Jacobs, Trina, Smith, Aaron, Murphy, Deirdre M., DelPonte, Bridges, Correll, Patricia, Wedel, Steven E.

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