Peggy Sue Wood

About Me


I'm a writer, editor, and academic. I love actively contributing to the organizations I am a part of and enjoy socializing with others. Feel free to reach out to me—I'd love to chat!

Please note: My portfolio, profile, and LinkedIn are currently being updated and reorganized on most platforms. I hope to be done in 2023.


Editor of The Anime View + Freelance Editor and Writer; Graduate of Chapman University; & Embedded Tutor at Irvine Valley College


Book Publishing; Copywriting; Education; & Animation and Sequential Art


18th - Early 20th Century English Literature; Gender Studies and Queer Theory; The Rise of Webnovels/Contemporary Literature; Anime and Manga Studies (Media Studies + Asian Studies); & Comparative Literature


Please send any correspondence to 

My Aspirational Tagline: "Someday I will be a lion of literature." 

Peggy Sue Wood's Personal Socials: 




~ Current (2023) ~

I've had a few setbacks due to many overlapping personal challenges–including but not limited to prolonged post-operative pain from appendicitis, becoming a primary caretaker for my grandmother following her stroke, needing to recover from a series of consecutive traumatic brain injuries, and a pandemic. However, things have begun looking up in 2023! 

Professional Work

I work in education and publishing; you can learn more about it here.

Irvine Valley College

Role: Embedded Tutor in the Department of English at Irvine Valley College.

Since December of 2021 to present, I have been working at Irvine Valley College in a supplemental instructional role, also called a Teaching Assistant/TA or an Instructional Aid/IA. I provide administrative work (setting up, managing Canvas systems, etc.); editorial and qualitative feedback on student work; assist professors with tech support and information gathering for classes; and teach/assist in portions of the WR1, WR2, and WR2H courses on rhetorical analysis, academic writing, researching, and more.


Freelance Work

Role: Freelancer: Writer, Editor, and Tutor

Since 2018 I have been a freelancer, mostly in the field of publishing but also in education as a freelance tutor.

Writer: I provide ghostwriting services, copywriting, and, occasionally, write articles.  

Editor: I provide line editing, copyediting, and proofreading services to writers. I also provide services in marketing research and comprehensive social media planning. 

Tutor: I provide tutoring services to high school students (9th - 12th grade) and early college students. I specialize in elevating student writing to collegiate standards.


As of 2022, I rarely work in freelance editing or writing because of my busy, at-home schedule. I do, however, continue to take on tutoring clients because of the higher flexibility in hours. I hope to return to publishing sometime soon.

Creative / Academic Work

Though my professional focus is on supporting others’ creative and academic projects, you can learn more about my work here.

@TAVmedia on Twitter

Editor of The Anime View at

Founded by me, Peggy Sue Wood, in 2013, The Anime View started as an outlet for my obsession with the anime and manga I was viewing at the time. It has since developed from a solo blog to a blogging team, wherein we aim to create content that provides our audience of anime and manga fans with a mix of content that engages the mind to look critically at the media we love and consume.

@litgradlife on Twitter

Content Creator of LitGradLife at

In 2022, I felt totally lost in my personal life. I wanted to write but hadn't been able to do so consistently for a few years outside of my anime blog or work. I decide to restart my personal blog, this time under a pen name to give me a bit of mental separation. 

I chose a new name to give me a chance to release my work without the same bias or predispositions I have been holding towards myself and my work for the last few years. I chose a name that was still mine, in a sense, but also not mine... and it worked! I've been kicking out content there weekly (sometimes multiple times a week) under the name "Margret Wood" and will probably continue to use this pen name/persona for the rest of my writing career!

Panels & Presentation

Sometimes I speak about my work and topics I’m interested in at conventions... you can learn about it here.

[30 min.] Fan Content Creates New Fans & Other Important Info - PW.pptx

How Fan Content Creates New Fans & Other Important Information!

Panel Description: In this panel, audience members are introduced to how fan-created content applies to the industry life cycle, causing an influx of new fans and sometimes new source materials, as well as the rules of copyright use and why fan content, like those found in artist alley, tends to get by without too much legal obstruction.  

30 min. Presentation


Cultural Differences_ Japan’s Manga & America’s Comics.pptx

Manga & Comics: A Different Cultural Base

Panel Description: A brief introduction to the basic differences between manga and comics from a cultural standpoint and how this difference in treatment may be leading to the industry boom we see today.  (A shorter, 30 min. version of this panel labeled "Cultural Differences: Japanese Manga & American Comics" was presented at Kumoricon in 2022 on Saturday, November 12, 2022.)

60 min. Presentation


[30 min.] Virtual Tourism With Anime - PW.pptx

Virtual Tourism With Anime

Panel Description: Due to the pandemic, many tourists faced travel restrictions and were unable to visit their desired destinations around the world. Japan was among the countries with strictest measures. Though Japan’s tourism restrictions were lifted in October 2022, some individuals may still be wary of traveling abroad. In this panel, the audience will explore how to embark on a virtual pilgrimage to some of your favorite places in Japan by using anime as the inspiration and Google Maps for visual aids. The host will teach you how to enhance your virtual journey with research techniques to add to your cultural knowledge, using "Detective Conan,” also called "Case Closed," to demonstrate how to create a virtual pilgrimage and provide a few case studies for reference.

30 min. Presentation


[30 min.] Making a Place for Yokai in the Modern World.pptx

Making A Place For Yokai In The Modern World

Panel Description: A panel examining Japan's rich spiritual heritage, including Shintoism, yokai mythology, and the impact of these beliefs and myths on Japanese animation and manga. Using the series "Natsume Yuujinchou" and other contemporary works as an example, this panel demonstrates how the mythos continues to find a place in modern society.

30 min. Presentation