Bethany House promotes four in editorial Print
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 03:04 PM America/New_York

AndyMcGuireBethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has announced the promotion of four editorial team members working in fiction and nonfiction.

“We want to recognize the key contributions these editors are making to our publishing program, and at the same time, position ourselves for continued growth,” said David Horton, editorial vice president for Bethany House.

Andy McGuire has been promoted from nonfiction acquisitions editor to senior acquisitions editor for nonfiction publications. Prior to coming to Bethany, McGuire worked at Moody Publishers in fiction and nonfiction acquisitions. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in creative writing from Miami University and a master’s degree in literature from Ohio University.

David Long has been promoted to the position of executive editor in fiction acquisitions. Long also has worked as an acquisitions editor for Bethany House fiction and as a copywriter in the marketing department. Before joining Bethany in 1998, he worked as an acquisitions assistant with Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor of arts degree in English.

Charlene Patterson, who held the position of fiction acquisitions editor, has been promoted to the new senior editor role. She will be focusing on line editing, reviewing manuscripts and managing the copyediting department. Prior to coming to Bethany House in 2003, Patterson worked at the Globe Pequot Press as an associate editor. She has a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of Northern Iowa.

Raela Schoenherr joined Bethany House in 2008 and has been promoted to fiction acquisitions editor. She also has held the positions of editorial assistant and editorial associate for Bethany House fiction. Schoenherr is a graduate of Bethel University and holds a bachelor of arts degree in business.