Margot Atwell has a diverse background in editing, writing, and publishing. She worked at the Irene Skolnick Literary Agency, and joined Beaufort Books in 2006 as Managing Editor and was promoted to Associate Publisher in 2007, and Publisher in 2011. She is Managing Editor and Co-Founder of Derbylife.com. She is also a freelance editor, writer, and book reviewer. She attended Smith College, where she founded and edited Labrys, a journal of art and literature. Her first book, The Insider’s Guide to Book Publishing Success, was published in February 2013.