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WHO WE ARE

Bruce Bortz combines thirty years of journalistic experience and a decade and one-half of book publishing experience with specialties and interests in nonfiction, and fiction, and a passion for the business that can’t be measured. He is a classic generalist with insatiable curiosity and incomparable backgrounds in writing, editing, and publishing.

Bruce Bortz received his undergraduate degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University, his masters in broadcast journalism from Boston University, and his law degree from the University of Maryland. In 1992, he followed his long-standing dream and started his own publishing house, Bancroft Press, long considered one of the top 100 independent presses in the country, and one of the few that regularly publishes fiction as well as nonfiction.

He wears every hat in the publishing business, trading back and forth as duty requires. From manuscript acquisitions to contract negotiations to editing to marketing, he handles everything, and has done so for the nearly 40 books on the Bancroft title list.

In 2004, he decided to offer his editorial services to more than just Bancroft Press authors and formed Bancroft Editorial. The decision to take on more editing jobs was a simple one to make: do what you love, do what you’re good at, and do lots of it.


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