Susan Greenberg
1990 …2020

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Personal profile


Susan Greenberg has research interests in Publishing Studies, particularly editorial practices and publishing history. Her latest work is the monograph A Poetics of Editing (Palgrave 2018). She also carries out research on narrative nonfiction, with a focus on the two-way relationship between objectivity and subjectivity and is a founding member of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS). She has supervised and examined doctoral work in both fields and welcomes applications in those areas. Before turning to teaching and research, Greenberg had a long track record as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and the web, including work as Czech and Slovak correspondent for The Guardian. She is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE.


PhD Information Studies (Publishing), University College London

Research interests

Publishing and editing; Book history; Creative nonfiction; Literary journalism; Ethics of writing

Professional affiliations

Senior Fellow of Advance HE; Advisory board, International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS); HE sub-committee, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE); Association of Journalism Educators (AJE)

Consultancy work

Managing editor, The Henley Centre consumer consultancy; Director Oddfish communications consultancy; Website content strategy for Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health; Series editor, Camden Press 'Mindfield' book series.


Convener of MA Publishing; Module convener for Publishing Contexts (MA); Dimensions of Editing (MA); Publishing Dissertation (MA); Telling True Stories (BA); Publishing: From Book to Internet (BA).


Education/Academic qualification

Publishing, PhD, The hidden art of editing: Theory, history and identity, University College London

Award Date: 28 Feb 2014


  • Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Literary journalism
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • narrative nonfiction
  • material culture

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