Vaneesa Cook

Vaneesa Cook – Editor

A PhD historian offering editing and indexing. I am a scholar at your service with the skills of an editor and the mind of a historian.

Overview

Since graduating with a PhD in US history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015, I have been editing manuscripts and creating indexes for a variety of books, journals, and authors, including academics in history, politics, and religion. I consider myself a "book whisperer" with the unique ability to understand the manuscript, develop it with the author, and organize a user-friendly index for readers.


As a scholar at your service, with great attention to detail, I will help you craft a better draft and a polished product for publication.


I offer the technical skills of an editor and indexer, but also a scholar's understanding of academic concepts and writing. I specialize in history, politics, and religion, but I've also edited and indexed books in the social sciences, gender studies, race studies, and spirituality. I help with works in progress as well as page proofs ready for publication. With an extensive writing portfolio, I understand the process of writing fiction and nonfiction.


I can also create a user-friendly index for your book, which includes reading your manuscript and notes for content and concepts, inputting and organizing entries, and editing the index according to press specifications.


I live in Wisconsin, enduring cold winters, but I love to travel, read, and watch movies to expand my horizons.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Sociology
Fiction
Historical Fiction Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Society for Historians of Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

Oct, 2023 — Present

I edit articles for the SHAFR journal, Passport.

UW-Madison

Aug, 2019 — Jan, 2024 (over 4 years)

I taught a variety of courses for the history department at UW-Madison, as well as UW-Whitewater in the past fifteen years.

Self-employed

Apr, 2017 — Present

Editing and Indexing:

I offer the technical skills of an editor and indexer, but also a scholar's understanding of academic concepts and writing. I will help you craft a better draft and a user-friendly index.

Portfolio

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