October 17, 2015

Benjamin Reid Williams

Benjamin Reid Williams — Editor & Proofreader


  • Undergraduate:
  • BA, English Language & Literature
  • Reed College

Teaching and Editing Experience:

  • Ben started writing for newspapers the same summer he graduated high school, and he has published numerous articles as both a freelancer and an editorial intern. He co-founded, edited, and wrote for The Grail, Reed College’s first student newsmagazine, while writing an undergraduate thesis on creative nonfiction. An essay he wrote about poetry was published in Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice, a high school writing textbook. He has won poetry slams in five different states.

Ben’s work has appeared in the following periodicals:

  • Southeast Examiner
  • Reed Magazine
  • The Reed College Quest
  • The Grail
  • The Martha’s Vineyard Times
  • Martha’s Vineyard Magazine
  • The Martha’s Vineyard Gazette

Favorite Poets — Writers:

  • Joan Didion
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Lloyd Alexander
  • Roald Dahl
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Charles Simic
  • Pablo Neruda