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Brittany Hendricks is the founding editor of the Product and App Reviews column in the International Trumpet Guild Journal, the leading trade publication in her discipline. She is also the author of Limited Range Etudes for Trumpet and Pedagogical Methods of Vincent Cichowicz as Witnessed by Larry Black, 1964–1966: A Case Study, both intended to facilitate advanced trumpet instruction. During her tenure-track work, Dr. Hendricks was frequently recruited to serve on masters and doctoral committees for the express purpose of line-editing student papers.

As an editor and copywriter, Ms. Hendricks has ghostwritten for academic and nonprofit clients and has a modest journalistic background. Long-term projects have included editing a non-fiction manuscript and the accompanying book proposal for health activist Jessica Gimeno as well as promotional copywriting for Moody Publishers, which employed Ms. Hendricks on a part-time basis between 2005 and 2007. Her work has acquainted her with Chicago, AP, MLA, and APA style.

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Drawn to fiction and poetry from her earliest years, Brittany Hendricks was undoubtedly more surprised than anyone when, in May of 2013, she found herself in possession of a terminal degree in music; a published document bearing the scintillating title, Pedagogical Methods of Vincent Cichowicz as Witnessed by Larry Black, 1964–1966: A Case Study; and the early drafts of what would become her first published non-dissertation work, Limited Range Etudes for Trumpet (Ensemble Publications, 2017).

Not that her fiction-writing self had not reared its head along the way. Ms. Hendricks was admitted to Northwestern University partly upon the strength of an admissions essay that described the woes of two hapless pistachios who get swept out to sea, only to wash up on the shores of an island inhabited primarily by noodles and controlled by an evil tortilla. She left Northwestern with a minor in fiction writing, which might have turned into a second degree if not for the deterrent of Northwestern’s astronomical tuition. (As it was, the coursework for the writing program, to which Ms. Hendricks had to apply and gain separate admission, was at least identical for majors and minors.) During her master’s degree she adopted the habit, abetted by her Northwestern roommate but eventually sustained single-handedly, of periodically creating mystery-dinner-style murder mysteries, which invariably required participants to run across college campuses in the dark, seeking out hidden clues and interviewing suspects. (Ms. Hendricks has engaged in this behavior on six separate occasions.)

Since it takes time to get large works published, anyone curious about Ms. Hendricks’s novel-in-progress should either settle in for a Rip Van Winkle-style wait or offer her a book deal, which would enable her to concentrate on fiction instead of sewing masks.

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