Instructors

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 has more than 15 years’ experience in editing, primarily for regional magazines including Washington Athletic Club and Bellingham Alive/North Sound Life. Parker is a graduate of Western Washington University’s journalism program, and regularly works with journalism, marketing and graphic design interns from WWU in the workplace. She most recently earned her master’s degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University in 2012. She currently serves as a project manager for Red Rokk Interactive, a digital-media marketing firm, and serves as board member for two community organizations.

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 08.21.2014