Katie Weaver

Katie Weaver – Editor

Editor. Previously worked at Oxford University Press, then helped start a political news site. Expertise in the social sciences and more.

Overview

I’m an experienced editor now working in a university setting. I previously edited and commissioned academic and trade books, primarily in politics, at Oxford University Press, and after that helped a start-up political news website get off the ground. I’ve edited business plans, literary fiction and YA dystopian fiction, trade books on current affairs, critical race theory, and war history, books and articles in law and economics, and more. I love making good writing great and helping promising ideas get a running start.
Services
Non-Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences Law Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Tulane University

Aug, 2020 — Present

My research focuses on public opinion on both foreign policy and domestic fiscal policy. M.A. en route, 2022.

Murphy Institute, Tulane University

Sep, 2017 — Present

Direct external relations; liaise with granting organizations and policy groups. Work with faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students on grant development. Edit grant applications and academic papers. Write news stories. Analyze legislation and conduct reviews of the literature in order to assist director in developing public policy initiatives.

The Bayou Brief

Apr, 2017 — Oct, 2017 (6 months)

Edited pre-launch materials and advised on communications and branding during the publication's first months. Assigned stories and worked with contributors on rewrites.

Oxford University Press

Feb, 2015 — Apr, 2017 (about 2 years)

Acquired academic monographs and trade books in politics, area studies, and international relations. Edited trade and academic books across the social sciences and in philosophy. Managed co-publishing relationship with C. Hurst & Co., a UK publisher. Finalized co-publishing relationship with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Commissioned reviews and garnered blurbs. Composed jacket, website, and catalogue copy.

Self-employed

Jun, 2013 — Present

Edit and provide developmental direction to business plans, law articles, young adult fiction, college and graduate school applications, résumés, job applications, literary fiction, and more.

Portfolio

The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump invoked a time for reflection about the state of American politics and its deep ideological, cultural, racial, regional, and economic divisions. But one aspect that the contemporary discussions often miss is that these fiss... read more
In The Power of Race in Cuba, Danielle Pilar Clealand analyzes racial ideologies that negate the existence of racism and their effect on racial progress and activism through the lens of Cuba. Since 1959, Fidel Castro and the Cuban government have married socia... read more
Islamist militants based in Pakistan have played a major role in terrorism around the world and pose a significant threat to regional and international security. Although the Pakistan-militant connection has received widespread attention only in recent years, ... read more
Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care, and existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million American Baby Boomers approach old age, their diverse family... read more
Over the last four decades, members of Congress have increasingly embraced media relations as a way to influence national policymaking and politics. In 1977, nearly half of congressional members had no press secretary. Today, media relations is a central compo... read more
Liberalism is the political philosophy of equal persons - yet liberalism has refused equality to those it saw as sub-persons. Liberalism is the creed of fairness - yet liberalism has been complicit with European imperialism and African slavery. Liberalism is t... read more
The military victories of the Islamic State have completely overturned the geopolitical map of the Middle East. Media attention has focused almost exclusively on Islamic State's savage treatment of its enemies and its ability to attract foreign fighters. In 20... read more
Black Natural Law

Vincent W. Lloyd

Black Natural Law offers a new way of understanding the African American political tradition. Iconoclastically attacking left (including James Baldwin and Audre Lorde), right (including Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson), and center (Barack Obama), Vincent Willia... read more

Katie has 5 reviews

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Justin D.

Justin D.

Dec, 2022

Katie was professional, open-minded, and thorough. I found her feedback incredibly helpful.
Lakeyta B.

Lakeyta B.

Aug, 2021

Katie provided excellent feedback was timely and was willing and able to work with me when I did not meet the deadlines that we established. She is great! I highly recommend her!
John O.

John O.

Sep, 2019

Katie did a great job, promptly.
Michelle P.

Michelle P.

Apr, 2019

I am very pleased with the copy edit Katie did on my manuscript. She has great attention to detail, improved sentence structure throughout, and provided useful comments including where I had been too repetitive or needed to further clarify the point I was making. She has a critical eye which is what a writer really needs from an editor, but is also supportive and encouraging at the same time.
Marty M.

Marty M.

Mar, 2019

Katie added enormous value to my book, which explored income bargaining for the 21st century. 1. She is a truly competent editor. She spots inconsistencies, catches goofs that the automated editors miss, and generally improves the quality of the manuscript. 2. She is a valuable surrogate reader. I valued her comments as much as her edits. These ranged from "you made this point already" to "y...
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