Cambridge University Press published my book. I worked closely with their copyeditor to perfect the final draft, and I created the book’s index. I understand the book process from start to finish, and I know how valuable a good copyeditor is.
As author of articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers, I’ve been on both sides of the editorial equation. I know what callous criticism feels like, and I’ve experienced the transformative effect of incisive critique, gently delivered.
I served for a decade as an Associate Editor for the journal Sibirica, ushering dozens of colleagues’ articles through the editorial process. I copyedited the final drafts, working closely on style with the publisher, Berghahn Journals.
I edit a wide variety of projects…
…from brief abstracts and calls for papers to dense reports, grant proposals, conference papers, journal articles and book chapters, whole journal issues and edited volumes, and book-length monographs. My clients’ works have been published in the journals Anthropology of Work Review, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Political Geography, Religions, and Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies; books and book chapters have been published with Berghahn, Routledge, Palgrave, Edinburgh University Press, and Lit-Verlag. I have edited grant proposals for the European Commission’s Maria Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, the European Research Council Starting Grant, the Anthony D. Smith Visiting Fellowship at the London School of Economics, and the German Historical Institute Research Fellowship in Washington, DC, as well as other small institutional granting programs.
Many of the writers who bring me their work for editing are academics whose native language is not English. I love working with these clients, because I feel I can make a significant positive impact on their work. Not only am I “fixing” issues in the immediate piece of writing, but through correspondence, comments, and notes, I am also coaching the author to see ways to improve their future writing.
I have worked with clients based in the following institutions:
Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
Czech Academy of Sciences
Slovak Academy of Sciences
University College Cork
University of Amsterdam
University of Cologne
University of Hamburg
University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
University of Potsdam
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
University of Vienna