Dan Letchworth

Good at: copy editing, writing

Bad at: web page design


Magazine Writing

Everyone’s a Critic

Weekly theater reviews for sandiegomagazine.com


Obscure questions answered monthly in San Diego Magazine

Everything Else

Personal essays, interviews with famous podcast hosts

About Me

Dan Letchworth (right) is a publishing professional with twelve years’ experience, most recently as the copy chief of San Diego Magazine and its custom client publications.

He has copy edited hundreds of books for young readers for Scholastic, Hachette Book Group, and Penguin Random House, and created science and activity book projects for Klutz Press in Palo Alto and New York. 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.

He self-publishes and does freelance editing under the business name Desert Owl Press, and doesn’t usually refer to himself in the third person, but finds self-promotion exceedingly uncomfortable.