Katie Weaver

Katie Weaver - Editor Tick

New Orleans, LA, USA

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

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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, articles in law and economics, and more. I love making good writing great and helping promising ideas get a running start.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Law
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Assistant Director, Public Policy

Murphy Institute, Tulane University
September, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

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.

Editor-in-Chief

The Bayou Brief
April, 2017 – October, 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.

Assistant Editor

Oxford University Press
February, 2015 – April, 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.

Freelance editor

Self-employed
June, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

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 (8 selected works)

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 William Lloyd charges that many Black leaders today embrace secular, white modes of political engagement, abandoning the deep connections betw... read more

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 William Lloyd charges that many Black leaders today embrace secular, white modes of political engagement, abandoning the deep connections betw... read more

The Caliphate at War: Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State

Ahmed S. Hashim

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 2011, the first effort to build an Islamic State in Iraq was defeated by US and Iraqi forces. The second attempt to establish themselves, ... 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 2011, the first effort to build an Islamic State in Iraq was defeated by US and Iraqi forces. The second attempt to establish themselves, ... read more

Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism (Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities)

Charles W. Mills

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 the classic ideology of Enlightenment and political transparency - yet liberalism has cast a dark veil over its actual racist past and pr... 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 the classic ideology of Enlightenment and political transparency - yet liberalism has cast a dark veil over its actual racist past and pr... read more

Congress and the Media: Beyond Institutional Power

C. Danielle Vinson

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 component of most congressional offices, and more of that communications effort is directed toward national media, not just the local press. ... 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 component of most congressional offices, and more of that communications effort is directed toward national media, not just the local press. ... read more

Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Amy Ziettlow, Naomi Cahn

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 structures mean the burden of care will fall on a different cast of family members than in the past. Our current approaches are based o... 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 structures mean the burden of care will fall on a different cast of family members than in the past. Our current approaches are based o... read more

Jihad as Grand Strategy: Islamist Militancy, National Security, and the Pakistani State

Paul Kapur

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, it is not a new phenomenon. Pakistan has, since its inception in the wake of World War II, used Islamist militants to wage jihad in orde... 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, it is not a new phenomenon. Pakistan has, since its inception in the wake of World War II, used Islamist militants to wage jihad in orde... read more

The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness During the Revolution (Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities)

Danielle Pilar Clealand

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 socialism and the ideal of racial harmony to create a formidable ideology that is an integral part of Cubans' sense of identity and their per... 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 socialism and the ideal of racial harmony to create a formidable ideology that is an integral part of Cubans' sense of identity and their per... read more

Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Nolan McCarty

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 fissures have been opening over several decades and are deeply rooted in the structure of American politics and society. In Polarization: Wh... read more

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 fissures have been opening over several decades and are deeply rooted in the structure of American politics and society. In Polarization: Wh... read more

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