Greetings, Word Scientists! March looks promising--and not just because we're that much closer to Spring and warmer weather. WordLab will be hosted by the incomparable Amanda Heckert.
A native of Inman, South Carolina, Amanda Heckert joined Indianapolis Monthly as editor in chief in February 2012. There, she oversees the editorial direction of the magazine and each month's story lineup as well as editing features with staff and freelance writers. Before moving to the Midwest, Heckert graduated from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina; edited Newcomer, a monthly Atlanta lifestyle magazine; and served as an award-winning senior editor at Atlanta magazine, where she wrote about a range of topics, including Conan O'Brien and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She and her husband, magazine writer Justin Heckert, live on the near eastside of the city with their dog, Cooper.