Author and Editor Andy Scheer Speaks at TaylorBy Dennis Hensley Published: Nov 10, 2011
Andy Scheer, a contributing author of the book Writers on Writing, made a personal appearance on the Taylor University campus on November 7th of 2011. He spoke in Dr. Dennis E. Hensley’s 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. classes of “Introduction to Professional Writing” in Rupp Communications Center. Scheer talked about author/editor working relationships, the function of a literary agent in marketing, and trends in Christian publishing. The public was invited to sit in on these presentations at no cost.
“I’ve known Andy for more than 25 years,” notes Dr. Hensley. “He is an editor, a writing judge, a teacher, an essayist, and a critic. He has worn all the hats. In the publishing industry, he is known as the “manuscript doctor” for his talent at coaching writers.”
Andy Scheer currently is a freelance editor and writer in Colorado Springs, as well as a literary agent with Hartline Literary. He served for eight years as managing editor for the Christian Writers Guild—editing its curricula, planning the Writing for the Soul conference, and coordinating the Operation First Novel writing contest. He also worked for 18 years with Moody magazine in Chicago, 12 of those years as managing editor. An editor since 1976, Andy often teaches at writers’ conferences and has been a judge for several national journalism and book contests. He is a journalism graduate of Colorado State University and also has studied at Denver Seminary.