Vicki Wilt of Tucker Seven Editorial Associates died of cancer on June 27, 2013.

We celebrated her life at a memorial on August 17, 2013 in Brookfield, Ohio, where she grew up.

Vicki was a crossword puzzle enthusiast, with a 5-puzzle-a-day habit. Part of our celebration was a "Puzzle in Memoriam," made by Brendan Emmett Quiqley. Click here to link to and download the puzzle.

Vicki Martof Wilt
February 10, 1952 – June 27, 2013

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Tucker Seven Editorial Associates:

Michael Wilt
Michael Wilt at LinkedIn

Michael Wilt has worked as an editorial director, acquisitions editor, and development editor with companies such as Cowley Publications, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, ABC-CLIO, and Saint Mary’s Press. He most enjoys playing a role in bringing to publication good books on subjects that matter.

View a selection of books Michael has acquired or edited here.

A generalist, he has acquired and executed nonfiction projects for general readers in the areas of spirituality, memoir, how-to, general science, crime, and sexuality. In the roles of editorial director and acquisitions editor he has worked with both the big picture—the vision—and the day-to-day matters of design, budgeting, project management, and marketing.

As an independent contractor he has written and edited school curriculum in English, social studies,  and spirituality, has developed and copy edited trade books, and has written and edited promotional materials. Clients include:

Pearson Prentice Hall
Pilgrim Press
GemStone Press
Ave Maria Press
Crossroad Publishing
ACTA Publications
Arts Europe/Patron Travel
Open Road Integrated Media


Vicki Wilt (in memoriam)

Vicki Wilt specialized in language arts, reading, ELL, literature, and social studies education. She also wrote and edited young adult fiction and nonfiction, adult nonfiction in the areas of spirituality and adoption studies, and works that have been translated from other languages.

As an education writer, Vicki specialized in reading, literature, and language arts. Over thirty years she did it all: textbooks, handbooks, worksheets, supplementary readers, test prep, ELL materials—and even a little social studies—for students in grades 4–12.

Having started out as a copywriter with Doubleday and an associate editor with Scholastic, she also worked as a copy editor, development editor, and proofreader in various publishing contexts.

Clients included Pearson, Houghton Mifflin, National Geographic, Macmillan, Scott Foresman, Triumph Learning, Newbridge, Hampton-Brown, and others.

Vicki’s books (some written under the name of Vicki Tyler) include the following. Click on title to view a sample (if available):

A+ Guide to Grammar (Scholastic)
A+ Guide to a Better Vocabulary
Great Study Tips, Great Spelling Tips
(Weekly Reader Books)
Multicultural Folktales and Activities (Troll)
Knights and Samurai (Newbridge)
Exploring the West
Lowell: At Work in the Mill
and Teaching Guide (Newbridge)
How Inventions Changed What America Wore
Our Government at Work (Newbridge)
Ohio Achievement Test Coach: Social Studies
Georgia Economics Test Coach
Just Around the Corner, a series of workbooks on adult competency skills, ancillaries to a video series produced by the Mississippi Authority for Educational Television (Cambridge: The Adult Education Company)
Mastering Vocabulary 1 and 2 (Cambridge Review Series)
; A 200-page workbook designed to help business people copy edit and proofread their writing for spelling, punctuation, and grammar, using examples of real-world business writing.
Someday Soon
and Senior Year (Ballantine, Young Adult Fiction)
Danny and the Real Me
(Signet Vista, Young Adult Fiction)