Jason K. Friedman was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, and earned a B.A. from Yale and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. His book of stories, Fire Year, won the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and the Anne and Robert Cowan Writers Award. His work has also appeared in journals and periodicals including the New York Times, Moment, Tablet, The Gettysburg Review, Image, Fjords Review, Cimarron Review, and the Decadent Review, and has been anthologized in Best American Gay Fiction, The Queer South, and the cultural studies reader Goth. He’s also published two terrifying children’s books, Phantom Trucker and Haunted Houses. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, filmmaker Jeffrey Friedman.

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Editing Experience

Freelance Technical Editor, Copy Editor, and Proofreader (August 1987 – present)

Clients have included Princeton University Press, New York University Press, Columbia University Press, Addison Wesley, Autodesk, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, GQ, Grove/Atlantic Press, HarperCollins, Macromedia, Random House, Sunset magazine, and Telling Pictures.

Teaching Experience

Visiting Lecturer, University of Washington. Led advanced and intermediate fiction-writing workshops, taught a literature class, conducted independent studies in the novel, served as adviser to the undergraduate literary magazine, and served on an awards committee for undergraduate fiction prizes. (Fall 1994 – Spring 1997)

Lecturer of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law. Taught an intensive course examining current theories of legal writing. (Summers 1992 – 1994)

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Communications Design, University of Baltimore. Taught “Ideas in Writing,” an upper-level course that investigated various strategies of writing and reading. (Fall 1991 – Spring 1994)


University of California Berkeley Extension
Introduction to Technical Writing

The Johns Hopkins University
Degree: M.A., Writing Seminars

Yale College
Degree: B.A. in English, magna cum laude

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