I am a fast, experienced, and responsive editor with over ten years of experience working with writers at all levels. I earned my Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and have taught academic writing skills to more than five hundred students. As an editor of academic and nonfiction writing, I have worked closely for more than three years with authors in all fields (including computer science, biology, astrophysics, geography, sociology, math education, communication studies, literary studies, history, and anthropology) to help them express their ideas lucidly.
I help you pitch your work to the right level for your audience; ensure that your organization is sound and your logic compelling; help you craft sentences that are clear, coherent, and elegant; and create consistency and correctness across your entire document in whatever citation style your target journal or press requires. I have extensive experience working with ESL authors (from all over the globe: from China and Korea to India and Poland), and can help untangle complicated prose to make your writing read like the work of a native English speaker. And the writing tasks that most authors find onerous—reformatting, checking citations, fact-checking, proofreading, polishing, trimming to meet word limits—are tasks I excel at. Let me take some of those writing tasks off your plate so that you can spend your time where it's most valuable: in the lab, in the classroom, in the archives, or writing up your next manuscript or grant application.
I'm also a human being! (I don't believe in brains on sticks.) I love reading genre fiction (cozy mysteries of all types, YA, fantasy) and comic books (Marvel forever). I have a hilarious 11-year-old son, a professional musician husband, and a very fluffy Akita. I take on complicated cooking projects as stress relief. I'm an adult figure skater. I have five tattoos and four more planned. I love Kids Today and the internet, and I am fascinated by fan culture—fanfiction in particular.