Hello there! I’m a former production assistant at the University of Minnesota Press and a freelance copy editor. In college, I did paid work as a media specialist for nonprofit Students for Education Reform and as a writing consultant. I also interned at boutique press Coffee House and completed the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs course Writing for Social Change. All these experiences led me to pursue a career in working with words in a way that bridges social divides and explores the diversity in human experience.
In my current role at University of Minnesota Press, I have had the pleasure of working with the words of seasoned scholars writing about everything from feminist theory in Mad Max: Fury Road to the historical impact of American newsreels. Now I would like to expand my copy editing into the fiction realm, which is why I've started freelancing. I am particularly interested in working with authors who are pushing boundaries and exploring sensitive topics.
In my edits, my focus is always on helping the author’s voice shine through. I am committed to reading with cultural sensitivity and advocating for precise, accurate language. From my editing, expect a detailed style sheet, clean tracked changes, continuity errors addressed, punctuation in its place, and plenty of queries to ensure that I've understood the intent behind your words.
• Copy edit books
• Coordinate print production of book reprints
• Prepare book files for print-on-demand, digital printing
• Convert hardcover editions to paperback
• Copyedit back cover copy; copyedit indexes
• Proofread biannual catalog
• Wrote reader reports analyzing manuscripts on mission alignment
• Standardized formatting of review database
• Updated press website with review excerpts and author events
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I've served as a developmental editor on over 30 non-fiction titles, specializing in psychology, personal development and media subjects.
I'm an editor with 18 years of experience helping experts, thought leaders, and professors write books that matter.