Catherine Rankovic

Catherine Rankovic

Catherine Rankovic is a professional book and manuscript editor for BookEval.com, has edited 35 published books, and, using a pseudonym that helped double her income, is a successful freelance writer for online venues. Her creative nonfiction works and poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, Boulevard, December, The Iowa Review, Midwestern Gothic, Section 8 and River Teeth, among many others, and she is the author of seven books.  She belongs to several St. Louis writers’ organizations.  A nature lover and an adventure traveler, Catherine is an “orange belt” in the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do, breaking inch-thick boards with a single kick—although she began martial arts studies in September 2015, less than a year ago.<br>
</br>Catherine has taught and mentored writers at Washington University, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, in the Writer-in-the-Schools program, the St. Louis Writers Workshop, the Washington University Summer Writers Institute, and the Missouri Writers Guild, and currently teaches in the online MFA program at Lindenwood University, whose director is one of her former students. Her B.A. in journalism trained her to write cleanly and swiftly. She worked for the Boston Herald and for Playbill magazine before obtaining an M.A. in English Literature from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Washington University, where she taught for 21 years, enjoying her night-school students the most.

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