Anne has taught writing, editing and literature-for-writers courses for more than 20 years. In 1990 a permanent plaque in appreciation of her skills was installed at the Santa Barbara Schott Center. Her editorial skills, honed as a researcher and copy editor/indexer for a trade book publisher in Los Angeles, expanded to include content editing and ghost writing. Frequently retained by established authors as a copy editor and content consultant, her own publishing record includes articles on popular culture, anthropology, history and mysticism, and books on journal keeping for writers, American Indian religions, Hebrew mysticism, witchcraft and anthropology.
Articles by Anne Lowenkopf
Sara Paretsky's Writing in an Age of Silence January 2, 2008 (Anne Lowenkopf) This nonfiction collection of essays, each related to the theme of freedom, fascinates and challenges thought. Freedom as a theme seems to have dominated Sara Paretsky's life, judging from her Introduction, a memoir of childhood and education, which impressed me with admiration, perhaps awe, of her courage and intelligence. As a child within her family she fought for herself with rare determination and skill. (complete article...)
On The Yiddish Policemen's Union September 27, 2007 (Anne Lowenkopf) An Essay by writer-teacher Anne Lowenkopf on parts of Michael Chabon's Yiddish Policemen's Union. A good example of Anne's teaching style, which includes learning writing from close analysis of the best (and sometimes worst!) of other writers. (complete article...)