Anitra Budd is a freelance editor for a number of clients, including Graywolf Press, New Directions Publishing, and Wise Ink Publishing. As a former editor at Coffee House Press, she worked with authors Kirsten Kaschock, T. Geronimo Johnson, Ron Padgett, Lincoln Michel, and many others. She currently teaches editing for MFA students at Sierra Nevada University and has taught undergrad students at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. Over the course of her career, she has presented on publishing and editing topics at a variety of venues, including SUNY–Binghamton, Hamline University, the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, and the Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable at Open Book, and has made guest appearances on MPR News with Kerri Miller. She holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Minnesota.