A native of St. Joseph, Missouri, Tim Fox has lived in St. Louis for more than 20 years. During that time, he has built a reputation as a first-rate writer and editor. He and his wife, Ellen, moved to St. Louis in 1994 for his job as the first book editor at the Missouri Historical Society Press. There, he edited the popular St. Louis neighborhood guidebook Where We Live: A Guide to St. Louis Communities (1995) and co-authored From the Palaces to the Pike: Visions of the 1904 World's Fair (1997). He later became editor of Gateway Heritage, the society's quarterly popular history magazine, where he wrote a regular "From the Editor" opinion column and articles about Missouri history. Today he is Senior Development Writer in Washington University's Department of Alumni & Development and a regular contributor to I Am EStL: The Magazine. In fall 2017, Southampton St. Louis: An Unconventional History, the book he edited about his South St. Louis neighborhood, was published by Reedy Press.
Throughout his 12 years in corporate communications at Ameren Corporation and beyond, Tim was an active freelancer. He edited dozens of books for the University of Missouri Press and wrote feature articles and book reviews for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Washington University Law Magazine, Saint Louis University Brief, and Gateway Heritage. He has since added The Confluence magazine, published by Lindenwood University Press, to his roster of regular editing and proofreading clients and has written pro bono book reviews for The Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche.
In addition to his writing and editing career, Tim has worked as an English instructor at several St. Louis-area and mid-Missouri universities, colleges, and community colleges, including:
- Lindenwood University
- Webster University
- St. Louis Community College-Meramec
- St. Louis Community College-Forest Park
- Moberly Area Community College
- Lincoln University (prison education program)
- University of Missouri-Columbia
Tim also believes in supporting his community. He contributed several pro bono reviews and articles to his previous neighborhood's newsletter, the Tower Grove Heights Gazette, and is currently donating his time and talents to editing a book about the history of his current neighborhood, Southampton. For more than 15 years, Tim, Ellen, and their two daughters have lived in Southampton, where he regularly writes for the Southampton Neighborhood News and enjoys exploring the streets of south St. Louis on foot and by bike.