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Episode 65: Maggie Lorenz 
Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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Maggie Lorenz, content manager for the Scripps Spelling Bee, plans to enjoy her post-Bee cool-down period by stopping by the next That Word Chat.

The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee runs Tuesday to Thursday, May 30 to June 1. We'll chat with Lorenz a few days later about what it's like to write and edit for an organization built around words. Join us at 4:30 p.m. EDT (20:30 UTC) on Tuesday, June 6.

Lorenz said her first official editing job was in grad school, where she worked at an academic journal. She has been

a freelance editor and proofreader as well as the museum editor for the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati. She has been with the Bee for eight years.


She said she spends most of her days gleefully hunting through the dictionary in search of that elusive perfect word. She also builds competition lists for spellers at all levels of the program. As a transplant from Canada, she says she has favourite colours, not favorite colors, and she lists her favorite word as anemone.

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