Good at: copy editing, writing
Bad at: web design
We Flew Out and Walked Back
World War II memoir in letters
Themed young adult nature guide
The Hunger Games (2008),
Animorphs series (2011–2012),
K. A. Applegate
Goosebumps series (2010–2021),
R. L. Stine
Superstars of Science (2015),
R. G. Grant
The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy (2011), Pat Murphy
Amazing Landmarks (2022), Rekha Rajan
LEGO Chain Reactions (2015),
Straw Shooter Jets (2014),
Air Power: Rocket Science Made Simple (2014), Klutz Labs
Dan Letchworth (right) is a publishing professional with fourteen years’ experience, who currently works in corporate communications for Illumina in San Diego.
Previously he was the copy chief of San Diego Magazine and its custom client publications, and a developer of activity books and science projects at Klutz in Palo Alto.
As a freelancer, he has copy edited hundreds of books for young readers for Scholastic, Hachette Book Group, and Penguin Random House. He holds an MFA in writing from Columbia University.
His theater review blog, Everyone’s a Critic, was nominated for the 2019 National City & Regional Magazine Award for Best Online Column, and his fun facts column, Dansplaining, won the 2020 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Award for Light Subject Magazine Column.
He self-publishes under the business name Desert Owl Press, and doesn’t usually refer to himself in the third person, but finds self-promotion exceedingly uncomfortable.