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Don Brugger

Managing Editor
Religious Studies Center

167 HGB
Provo, UT 84602

Don L. Brugger earned a B.S in English from Utah State University and an M.A. in English from Brigham Young University. He worked at the Los Angeles Times as a proofreader right after high school and later taught high school English for two years in a rural Utah school district. He went on to work in various editorial capacities at Deseret Book and the Ensign magazine. Recruited by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS, which later became BYU’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship), he worked as a senior editor, associate director of publications, and managing editor, with most of his time spent editing publications pertaining to the academic study of Mormonism. After twenty years there he landed at the Religious Studies Center, where he performs similar editing work and continues to hire and mentor student editing interns. Don taught an editing class at BYU for nine years. Some of his important editing projects include the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Dr. Royal Skousen’s multivolume Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Dr. Grant Hardy’s The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Maxwell Institute Study Edition, and Dr. Lincoln Blumell’s edited collection New Testament: History, Culture, and Society. In all, Don has over thirty-five years of newspaper, magazine, trade book, and academic editing experience.

Don Brugger