I completed my PhD in English at Loyola University Chicago, where I specialized in textual studies and histories of publishing. After graduation, my experience as a writing instructor and community literacy tutor led me to teach STEM and business communication, and particularly engineering and health science writing. Currently, I teach in the UW-Madison in the College of Engineering.
My career as an editor started when my dissertation director recommended me to a colleague that needed developmental editing help on a project about hip hop dance. I quickly discovered a whole new professional identity, as I fell hard in love with the work of supporting authors at every step of their process.
Over the last five years I have turned my intuitive passion for this work into a clear sense of my editorial perspective and project management process. While I have done many things for many clients, at my core, I am a developmental editor that gets to the "big picture" through a close attention to detail. Our early conversations will help identify your goals in terms of audience, timeline, and other needs. From that point on, we will begin a collaborative, back-and-forth process of mutual revision that manages the project to completion chapter by chapter. My editorial philosophy is that through such collaborations, we can make the most complex and overlooked ideas accessible and exciting to wider audiences.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Teach upper-level communication courses for Engineering Students that stress professional, technical, and popular-scientific writing and speaking
As a freelance editor I have worked on projects in fields like Dance Studies, African American Studies, Computer Science, Astrochemistry, Biology, Anthropology, Architecture, and American studies. These projects have been published by presses like Harvard University Press, Routledge Press, Wesleyan Press, and the American Chemical Society.