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Episode 9: The Quad

Laura Poole was named this year's Robinson Prize winner, the highest honor given to a working editor, presented annually by ACES: The Society for Editing. Making the award more remarkable was that Poole is the third member of her mastermind group, the Quad, to earn this honor. For the next That Word Chat with Editor Mark Allen, we'll talk with all seven members of the Quad:


  • Erin Brenner, who runs Right Touch Editing, writing and editing for businesses and industry experts.
  • Sarah Grey, a writer and editor who founded Grey Editing in 2011. She won the Robinson Prize in 2015.
  • Adrienne Montgomerie, who for the last 10 years has spent half her time teaching editors how to edit and how to use tech to make work better and the other half editing science reports and manuals.
  • Katharine O’Moore-Klopf, a board-certified consulting medical editor helping non-native English writers in more than 20 nations get published in more than 50 medical journals. She won the Robinson Prize in 2013.
  • Laura Poole, the founder of Archer Editorial Services and the 2020 Robinson Prize winner.
  • Lori Paximadis, a book editor and proofreader based in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Amy J. Schneider, a full-time freelance copyeditor and proofreader of fiction and nonfiction books for publishers, packagers, and university presses since 1995.


Live on Zoom at 4:30 p.m. EDT (20:30 p.m. UTC) on June 2.




All the episodes

Episode 1 (April 7): Mary Norris

Episode 2 (April 14): Steve Kleinedler and Kory Stamper

Episode 3 (April 21): Roy Peter Clark

Episode 4 (April 28): Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett

Episode 5 (May 5): Ellen Jovin and Brandt Johnson

Episode 6 (May 12): David Crystal

Episode 7 (May 19) Ammon Shea and Peter Sokolowski

Episode 8 (May 26) Lynne Murphy

Episode 9 (June 2): The Quad: Laura Poole, Erin Brenner, Sarah Grey, Adrienne Montgomerie, Katharine O'Moore-Klopf, Lori Paximadis, Amy Schneider

Episode 10 (June 9): Karen Yin

Episode 11 (June 16): Mignon Fogarty

Episode 12 (June 23): Jesse Sheidlower

Episode 14 (June 30): TBA












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