The Bronx is notorious for being rough. Growing up there taught me that art and community are not only necessary for surviving difficulty, they help transcend it.

I have performed as a dancer and actor, and worked behind the scenes in theater, film and television. I’ve written plays, screenplays, blogs, articles, and marketing copy, as well as facilitated personal development workshops and been a community organizer.

Now, as an editor, I  draw on an abundance of wisdom and experience from my years as a creative professional, as well as my lifelong passion for books and writing.

Among all my pursuits, the common denominator has always been collaboration, and I find joyous satisfaction in supporting writers to raise their voices and bring their ideas to life.

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J. Hanley Vega Edit Resume

  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing
  • Vassar College, B.A. Film/Theater
  • University of Chicago, M.A. History of Religion