The One Who Actually Knows What She's Doing


I'll be the first to admit I have no idea how to run a magazine. I started this publication assuming this hand-tool-only pre-industrial publication would be too narrow to generate broad interest. When I began to realize how wrong I was, I called Megan Fitzpatrick of Popular Woodworking for help. See, one of the downsides to self-published material is that there is often no copy editor to make sure all the i's are dotted and t's crossed before it goes to print. I told Megan that I didn't want to rely on my inadequate grammar skills as the final pair of eyes. Thankfully, she agreed to join the M&T team as copy editor. If you found M&T intelligible, thank Megan. She's got our backs. I am so honored to have someone as skilled and experienced as her. I think it's probably good for us to have someone on board who actually knows what they're doing. 

Megan Fitzpatrick, Copy Editor

You might know Megan Fitzpatrick from Popular Woodworking Magazine. She's the editor and in her day job there, she works with any and all kinds of tools (tailed or not), and publishes articles on all aspects of woodworking. But when time and circumstances allow, she prefers working with hand tools, and has an affinity for furniture styles from before her great grandparents were born.

In her spare time, she's currently rehabbing a 1906 four-square house that was turned into apartments in the 1950s; she's turning it back into a single-family home. Someday, after she's done with the house (so possibly never), she plans to make period appropriate furniture for every room. But she used to study Shakespeare – so she might just fill the place with joint stools instead.