About Marie J. Coreil, PhD

Before starting my freelance editing business in 2016, I taught social and behavioral sciences to graduate students in public health. My textbook, Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health, remains widely used. Over the years I mentored hundreds of students and helped them to become better writers. My creative writing and scholarly publications can be found on my author website www.tropicofcandor.com.

In 2010 I left academia to pursue creative writing full time. My personal essays and satires have appeared in the Huffington Post, Oregon Humanities, The Satirist, PsychCentral, and Ursa Minor.  My collection of essays published in 2019, Rose City Audition: Stories from My Portland Adventure, chronicles my five-year sojourn in Portland, Oregon. 

To prepare for work as an editor, I completed the Professional Sequence in Editing through UC Berkeley Extension (2016-2017). Prior degrees include a BS in Psychology, an MA in Anthropology, and a PhD in Applied Anthropology. My current professional affiliations include ACES: The Society for Editing and the Nonfiction Writers Association.