Whitney Smyth was introduced to Portland Book Review as an intern during her graduate program at Portland State University. She found a home there as an editor and a book reviewer for over two years. Upon Chris Johnson’s decision to retire, Whitney took up the challenge to carry on the book review.
As well as managing Portland Book Review Whitney works as an editor for Evolved Publishing where she does developmental and copyediting for all of her authors. She also works as a freelance editor and may be commissioned at www.smytheditorialservices.com.
Personal Note: I deeply appreciate the support of my friends and family, and their help convincing me that this was an opportunity too good to pass up! Thanks to Chris for constantly telling me I was the right person for the job, and her belief that I have what it takes to make Portland Book Review something special.
Joseph Arellano has a background in law and communications. He served as a government agency Public Information Officer, and has done pre-publication review and editing work for a publisher based in England. His book critiques have appeared in several publications including Sacramento Book Review and San Francisco Book Review. He and his wife live in Elk Grove, California. You can visit his website at josephsreviews.wordpress.com/.