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ABOUT TOHO PUBLISHING

We at Toho Publishing dedicate ourselves to sharpening your writing to its essence.

In editing, we work with compassion, precision, and care. In coaching and tutoring, we guide writers to higher levels of achievement.  Whether it be a novel, a legal article, a memoir, or a med school essay, we ensure excellence. 

MEET THE TEAM

Andrés Cruciani

Andrés Cruciani

Executive Editor, Founder

Andrés has been writing, teaching, and editing for almost twenty years. He's got too many degrees, a lot of publications, and has written/edited millions of words.

Philip Dykhouse

Philip Dykhouse

Poetry Editor

Philip Dykhouse lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in Toho Journal, Moonstone Press, everseradio.com, and Spiral Poetry.

Samuel Fischer

Samuel Fischer

Poetry Editor

Sam loves poetry. He has a chapbook of poetry out called Short Cycles and has moved to Boston with his imaginary dog, Roscoe, to get a master’s of education in human development at Harvard in the fall of 2021.

Sean Hanrahan

Sean Hanrahan

Instructor, Poetry Editor

Sean is the author of the full-length poetry collection Safer Behind Popcorn (Cajun Mutt Press, 2019) and the chapbooks Hardened Eyes
on the Scan (Moonstone Press, 2018) and Gay Cake (Toho Publishing, 2020). He is the head poetry editor for Toho Journal.

Jonathan Koven

Jonathan Koven

Editor, Workshop Coordinator

Jonathan holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from American University, and works as a technical writer and editor.

Tan Nguyen

Tan Nguyen

Designer

Tan (she/her/hers) is a proud hyphenate: Queer-gender-nonconforming-Asian-Vietnamese-American-woman-1.5 generation immigrant who operates at the intersections of these identities. She is also a hyphenate professionally: creative-director-producer-designer-communications-marketing-print-digital-entpreneur-project manager-event producer.

Matthew Perez

Matthew Perez

Senior Editor

Matthew has edited over two hundred books, including novels, memoirs, and creative nonfiction, as well as many in the scholarly/academic and reference fields.

Quinn D. Eli

Quinn D. Eli

Instructor, Editor

Quinn D. Eli is a playwright, fiction writer, and essayist. He is the coauthor of Homecoming: The Story of African-American Farmers, a companion volume to the PBS film.

Amy Freeman

Amy Freeman

Production Editor, Copywriter

Amy is a writer and dramaturg in Philadelphia. She has a background in classics and is particularly interested in reception studies and modern adaptation of ancient Greek drama.

Lindsay Hargrave

Lindsay Hargrave

Content Creator

Lindsay is a copywriter, social media manager, and poet born in northern NJ.

Amy Kurzweil

Amy Kurzweil

Graphic Novelist Coach

Amy is a New Yorker cartoonist and the author of Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir (a New York Times Editor's Choice and a Kirkus Best Memoir of 2016).

Nancy Rasmussen

Nancy Rasmussen

Instructor, Editor, Proofreader

Nancy teaches memoir classes, edits, and coaches other writers, and is a reader and proofreader for Toho.

Ana Mitchell

Ana Mitchell

Lead Production Editor, Editor

If you publish with Toho, most likely, Ana has a hand it.

Dr. Nora V. Esteban

Dr. Nora V. Esteban

Med School Application Coach

Dr. Esteban is an academic physician with outstanding research, clinical, and educational experience in healthcare. While a Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, she gained extraordinary experience in the interview and selection process of college students, medical students, residents, subspecialty fellows and academic faculty.

Hassoon Hadi

Hassoon Hadi

Editor, Coach

Hassoon was a TA and tutor at the University of Massachusetts where he received a master's in physics and a master's in engineering. Eventually, he got his MFA in fiction from The New School.

Jeff Hopkins

Jeff Hopkins

Editor

Jeff Hopkins is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia.

Patrick McGee

Patrick McGee

Instructor, Editor, Proofreader

Patrick is an award-winning writer and editor based in Philadelphia.

Michael Angelo Smith-Torres

Michael Angelo Smith-Torres

Production Editor, Editor

Michael is an editor, photographer, explorer, writer, lost soul, and free thinker.