I'm a copy editor and proofreader with full-time employment experience with academic and technical publishers as well as freelance experience with works of creative nonfiction.
Publishing is a great passion of mine. I find it rewarding to assist authors and researchers in making their knowledge available to the rest of their field and community. I am intrigued by the many ways that people use texts, and by the insight a body of literature can offer about its authors, readers, and historical period.
I have a BA in English from Penn State University and an MA in Religion from Temple University. My graduate research focused on historical depictions of lay women and women religious in various traditions.
I work with scholars, engineers, and other scientists from various industries to polish and publish their testing and materials standards. I copy edit, tag in XML, and proofread hundreds of technical standards each year. ASTM International publishes standards that keep consumers safe and ensure businesses are able to use the most efficient and greatest quality of materials and processes available.
I worked in acquisitions at Temple University Press, sending academic manuscripts out for peer review and preparing contracted manuscripts for transmission to production. I tracked down missing image permissions for authors, formatted their manuscripts, and did fact-checking when needed.
I worked in acquisitions at Penn State Press, sending academic manuscripts out for peer review and preparing contracted manuscripts for transmission to production. I tracked down missing image permissions for authors, formatted their manuscripts, and did fact-checking when needed. I signed two manuscripts in Literature as acquiring editor.
The bulk of the projects I worked with were in Latin American Studies, History, Literature, Religious Studies, Political Science, Gender Studies, and Animal Studies.
I work with authors to polish their manuscripts for submission to agents and publishers or for publication on their blogs and online magazines. I have edited children's books, genre fiction, and think pieces.
I also edit and proofread scholarly articles for publication in journals, and proofread monographs for professors of the humanities and social sciences.
While acknowledging Hannah Arendt's keen philosophical and political insights, Kathryn T. Gines claims that there are some problematic assertions and oversights regarding Arendt’s treatment of the "Negro question." Gines focuses on Arendt's reaction to the desegregation of Little Rock schools, to laws making mixed marriages illegal, and to the growing civil rights movement in the south. Readin... read more
According to the commonly accepted view, Thomas Hobbes began his intellectual career as a humanist, but his discovery, in midlife, of the wonders of geometry initiated a critical transition from humanism to the scientific study of politics. In Mortal Gods, Ted Miller radically revises this view, arguing that Hobbes never ceased to be a humanist. While previous scholars have made the case for H... read more
Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a small city located along the Lehigh River in the eastern part of the state. Once the hiding place of the Liberty Bell, Allentown has become a popular destination for Latino immigrants. These Latinos, mostly from Puerto Rico, now make up about a quarter of the city’s population, and their numbers continue to grow. The thirty-one stories collected in The New Face of... read more
The Revelations of Asher: Toward Supreme Love in Self is an endarkened, feminist, new literacies event. It critically and creatively explores Black women s terror in love. With poetry, prose, and analytic memos, Jeanine Staples shows how a group of Black women s talk and writings about relationships revealed epistemological and ontological revelations, after 9/11. These revelations are present... read more
Chaucer, Gower, and the Vernacular Rising examines the transmission of Greco-Roman and European literature into English during the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, while literacy was burgeoning among men and women from the nonruling classes. This dissemination offered a radically democratizing potential for accessing, interpreting, and deploying learned texts. Focusing primarily ... read more
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