Ruth Feiertag is an associate director at The Regal House Initiative, and the senior editor at Pact Press, Fitzroy Books, and Regal House Publishing. She is also the owner of PenKnife Writing and Editorial Services, LLC. She has worked as an editor, proofreader, and tutor for over thirty years, and writes literary criticism on Medieval and Renaissance English literature. Ms. Feiertag has a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz; an M.A. in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder; a certificate from the University of California, Berkeley’s Profession Sequence in Editing, and is a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars. She is currently working on a book on the evolution of bastardy and the representation of legitimacy in texts from 1350 to the 1600s.