Inspired to a career as a writer and editor due to her early excellence in her English classes, Claire Knopf first studied at Michigan State University from 1957 to 1959 before transferring to the University of California Berkeley, where she completed coursework from 1960 to 1961. Subsequently, she embarked on her career as a freelance copy editor, working with various magazines and other publications, including Travel + Leisure, SmartMoney and Glamour. From 1970 to 1979, she worked in Israel as a freelance copy editor for the Massada Publishing Co., Magnes Press and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as a writer for Edrei-Sharon Publications.
Becoming a copy editor for Time magazine and Time Warner Inc. in 1980, Ms. Knopf held this position until 1996 and joined Vogue magazine as a freelance copy editor in 1997. In 2000, she had the opportunity of a lifetime to work as a copy editor, writer and reporter for the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games. She spent the years of 2000 to 2002 editing all of the publications for the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee and then, during the games, she wrote stories on all of the events. Ms. Knopf considers the time she spent covering the Salt Lake Olympic Games to be the highlight of her career.
Since 2002, Ms. Knopf has excelled as a writer, researcher and reporter with the International Figure Skating magazine. During this time, she has sought to further her education at New York University and has achieved certificates in communication skills and screenwriting. In addition to her career as a journalist and copy editor, Ms. Knopf has authored an animated screenplay, the children’s book “Lester Lamb: The Bogeyman,” and translated a number of books from Hebrew into English.
Determined to achieve success in a field that meant a great deal to her and made her happy, Ms. Knopf hopes to see her creative works continue to succeed in the coming years. To that end, she maintains professional affiliation with a number of industry organizations, including the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Time Life Alumni Society and the New York Press Club. For her excellence, Ms. Knopf has been honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and been featured in the Marquis Who’s Who Millennium Magazine.