I earned a DPhil in ancient history from the University of Oxford (2008) and subsequently spent a decade in academia. There, I taught courses on ancient Rome, Greece, and Persia, completed numerous research projects, and managed a significant research budget. I am the author and editor of eight books, including the first-ever collection of translated ancient sources covering pre-Islamic Arab antiquity, and the series editor for Routledge's Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East. I am also the author of a comprehensive Roman history textbook for the undergraduate market, The Roman World from Romulus to Muhammad, published by Routledge in 2021.
I have worked closely with some of the world's leading publishers, such as Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury, Routledge, and Wiley-Blackwell. In my editorial work, I have copy-edited, indexed, and proofed dozens of books in subject areas in the humanities and social sciences, including classics, history, literature, and philosophy.
I have considerable experience and expertise in mentoring writers, including those completing their first major book projects. I am experienced in manuscript preparation, proposal writing, management of peer review, contract negotiation, and many other aspects of the publication process, and can offer advice and support in these areas. I can also provide indexing, copy-editing, and proofing services, as well as cartographic illustrations (Adobe Illustrator), particularly for maps of the ancient world.
I am meticulous, thorough, and respectful. As an experienced author, I am fully aware of how much work goes into a book! I am ready to support and mentor authors as they encounter each and any stage of the publication process -- from an initial proposal, all the way through to indexing and proofing, the final steps before the book is printed.