Pilcrow Group, Inc. was founded by Erin Brenner of Right Touch Editing and Laura Poole of Archer Editorial Services to provide development and support for editors across the career spectrum—from just starting out to senior and advanced editors in all fields. As part of that mission, Pilcrow Group purchased Copyediting, the world’s premier brand for copyeditors, in September 2015.
With a BA and an MA in English, Erin Brenner founded Right Touch Editing in 2005 to offer editorial services to businesses and self-publishing authors.
Brenner has been an editing professional for two decades. She shares her expertise in editing and freelancing by writing for Copyediting, speaking at industry conferences, and teaching in the copyediting certificate program at the University of California San Diego.
“We’re thrilled that Copyediting is back in the hands of working copyeditors,” says Brenner about the Copyediting acquisition. “No one understands an editor’s needs for training and information like another editor, and Laura and I are eager to give editors more of what they need.” Contact Erin.
Senior editor Laura Poole founded Archer Editorial Services in 1997. She specializes in copyediting scholarly nonfiction books and providing editorial training and consulting through Editorial Bootcamp.
Poole has more than 15 years of publishing and professional editing experience with knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and other style guides. She specializes in scholarly nonfiction books and journals and has considerable experience with multiauthor edited volumes, medical and scientific texts, math content, and textbooks.
“We’ve surveyed our peers and listened to what they want from a supporting organization,” says Poole. “In the coming months, editors will be able to sign up for multisession webinars, purchase training books, and join private training groups at Copyediting.” Contact Laura.