Thank you for finding my website. I am a content strategist with experience in print and online publications, like The Rumpus, The Millions, and The Believer, among others.
Since August 2011, I've been creating, editing, and managing content for Dictionary.com, a top 50 web property, with lots of definitions of words. I get to choose our words of the day, write slideshows about the intricacies of English, and occasionally play with complex programming languages I do not speak or comprehend.
From May 2011 until July 2013, I was the Books Editor at the Rumpus. With some regularity, I write a column called "A Modern Reader" where I wade through the sea of text that I confront--and feel overwhelmed by.
At NYU's Gallatin School, I studied early Christianity, specifically selfhood in Saint Augustine's Confessions. While there, I also studied writing with Ed Park, Scott Hightower, and Nettie Jones.
I grew up in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago and now live in Oakland, California.
Hopefully, you now understand, dear reader, that I am a competent, intelligent, and socially approved young-ish lady. If you would like me to review a book, edit an essay, or contribute to your up-and-coming literary publication, just ask. All inquiries welcome.
M. Rebekah Otto