Anne Trubek started freelancing in 2005 and launched The Thinking Writer courses in 2012. She has successfully sold pitches to The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired, The Washington Post, The, O, The Oprah Magazine and numerous other publications. She is the founder and publisher of Belt Magazine, and has taught writing at Oberlin College since 1997.

Andrea Volpe is a writer, critic, and historian. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Awl, Dame, Afterimage, and Fine Books and Collections, among others. She is also a speechwriter, a ghostwriter, and a developmental editor, and helped launch History of the Present. She holds a PhD in history from Rutgers and has taught college writing, creative nonfiction and memoir, American history, literature, and art history. 

Audra J. Wolfe, Ph.D., is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor, and historian. Her company, The Outside Reader, provides editorial and publishing consulting services to scholars. Audra has more than 15 years of experience in academic publishing, having worked as an acquisitions editor, a magazine editor, and now as a freelance developmental editor. The author of Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), she has also written for Slate, The Atlantic, and The Guardian. Audra tweets as @ColdWarScience.