After ten years serving as AICRJ’s Senior Editor nonpareil, Judith DeTar (PhD 2012, USC) retired from her position July 1st. As a copyeditor, Judith was the consummate professional: editing authors’ work with an expert ear for maintaining the author’s voice, an expert eye for correcting typos and refining awkward phrasing, and an analytical focus on clarifying arguments, sharpening the focus, and refining writing to make it clearer and pithier.
As a production manager, Judith was exceptionally organized and detail oriented. During the pandemic she proactively implemented new protocols and assumed management of editorial communications as well as external communications.
As a colleague, she is a thoughtful, generous, and diplomatic professional who will be greatly missed.
Her retirement plans include traveling, spending even more time in the garden and on the dance floor, and working on a list of home projects.