Before establishing Dawn Marano & Associates (DMA) in 2003, Dawn served for several years as an editor at the University of Utah Press. She and her associate editors at DMA provide substantive editing and consulting for book-length works of poetry and literary fiction and nonfiction. Dawn is a co-author of When We Say We’re Home: A Quartet of Place and Memory. Her work has been cited among Notable Essays in The Best American Essays. Trusting the Edge, a collection of essays in which “Animal Acts” appears, is currently in progress.