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I work as an editor for individual authors as well as for institutions. My clients have included Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, the Solidago Foundation, and other nonprofit organizations.

I co-edited Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide (Plume/Penguin, 2007) with Mark Kramer.

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I have served as a developmental and substantive editor for many nonfiction books, including:

Jeffrey Haas' The Assassination of Fred Hampton, a memoir of a civil rights lawyer (Chicago Review Press, 2009);

Victoria Vantoch's The Jet Sex, a narrative history about U.S. and Soviet stewardesses (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013); and

Greg R. Taylor's Lay Down Your Guns, a book-length profile of a Honduran doctor fighting drug cartels (Leafwood Publishers, 2013).

I was the founder and faculty advisor for Goddard College's BFA literary journal, Duende. I have served on the editorial board of Dollars & Sense magazine, as staff editor for Grassroots International, and on the advisory board for the online literary journal Conversations Across Borders.



"Wendy Call is an editor extraordinaire: professional, friendly, and detail-oriented. As my editor in Telling True Stories, Wendy took the time to not only listen to my words but also to hear what my heart had to say. I'd be happy to work with her again.”
Loung Ung,
Author, First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child
Contributor, Telling True Stories



Photo above: Museum, Templo Mayor, Mexico City, 2004
Photo below: Parking garage, Durham, North Carolina, 2007