Professional Editing

Rod Burton, an early graduate of Fairhaven College with a self-designed degree in visual communication and photography, has several decades of experience as a professional graphic designer. He has worked with a wide variety of corporate, non-profit and private clients on projects such as annual reports, promotional campaigns, packaging and books. A well-known example of his work is the award-winning and best-selling "Whatcom Places" books. During his career Rod has mentored and trained interns from WWU and WCC.


Hilary Parker splits her time between teaching editing for Western Washington University’s journalism department, blogging for Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism and working with businesses to craft their content marketing. She has more than 15 years’ experience in editing regional and local magazines.


Sarah Eden Wallace is an author, freelance multimedia journalist, PR consultant and journalism instructor at Western Washington University. In her print days, she worked as an editor at Phoenix New Times, the Arizona Republic, Phoenix Magazine and the Bellingham Herald and freelanced for national magazines. Most recently, she creates social media content and stories for public radio.

Page Updated 03.19.2015