Marty Townsend has been named the deputy editor of the TPEPost.com. Townsend was named to the position by TPEPost Publisher, Trish Brown, Sept 1,2013.
“We named Marty to this position because of her love for education, years of advocacy and her desire to take her writing career in the direction of the news industry,” Brown said. “We strongly believe she is the person to coordinate our efforts with university journalism and public relations students across the country.”
For the last five years, Townsend has focused on her daughter, Cassie, and the local school PTA. She is committed to making sure her daughter has a top-notch education experience.
Townsend and her daughter, 10, live in Dearborn, MI.
Prior to launching her writing career, Townsend worked as a forklift and heavy equipment mechanic, but was unable to continue that career path due to a physical disability. Having worked collaboratively on several US Navy instruction manuals, and manufacturer technical and maintenance manuals, she is making the shift to journalism. Along with managerial duties with the TPEPost, she will be writing and editing, and strengthening the newsroom relationship with columnists, as well as helping recruit and promote columnists.