Anne Stanton, a co-founder and executive director of the National Writers Series, has worked as an independent book editor, ghost writer and freelance journalist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Michigan.  She formerly worked as a reporter at the Traverse City Record-Eagle and Northern Express, writing award-winning investigative stories on crime, environment, health and social issues. She has also written numerous profiles of the fascinating people who live in northern Michigan. Her work has appeared in the Sacramento Bee, the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse Magazine, the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, and Hour Detroit. She has served as book editor for several books, including Waist Away by Mary Clifton, The Good Fight by Greg Holmes and Katherine Roth, and Summer People by Aaron Stander. She has assisted with the research, organization and editing of Horse Soldiers, In Harm’s Way and Odyssey by Doug Stanton. She is a founding partner of Mission Point Press, publisher of Storm Struck, Blood on the Mitten, and Poison on Tap, the first national book on the Flint water crisis. Mission Point Press has supported hundreds of independent publishers with editorial services, including editing, lay-out and publicity.

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