Senior Editor/Senior Project Manager
Josephine Campbell joined the Northeast Editing team in 2011 after more than twenty years in the newspaper industry. She was surprised when Tracey contacted her about copy editing in the educational publishing industry and happily made the transition to a new field. Josephine is frequently delighted by discoveries she makes while researching and enjoys following the threads of history to see how movements and people interconnect. “I was researching the history of the bicycle and realized how deeply connected it was to the women’s suffrage movement and changes in women’s fashions during the late nineteenth century,” she said. “There in the middle of it all is Amelia Bloomer, with her shockingly short skirts and bold ideas about women and society.”
Some of Josephine’s favorite projects include writing and editing biographies and writing brief passages for audio recordings. Researching pop-culture figures helps her to surprise her teens with interesting facts, while writing very brief audio passages requires focus. Her favorite biographies, however, are those of obscure figures. Perhaps due to her years in a newsroom, she relishes the challenge of tracking down a reliable source and confirming biographical data.
In the office, Josephine relies on visits from her furry friends to soothe the stresses of approaching deadlines. Outside of work, she shares cats, a dog, and a fluctuating fish population with her husband, son, and daughter. She enjoys walking her dog, reading, and baking.
Josephine—who counts among her favorite books Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Silas Marner by George Eliot, and Lord of the Flies by William Golding—volunteers with her local public library. She and her daughter are founding members of the library’s knitting and crocheting group and regularly knit for charity projects. With her family she supports several community organizations including the SPCA of Luzerne County.
Josephine graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre with a bachelor’s degree in communications and psychology and a minor in English.