University of Chicago Chicago, IL • 1998 – 2000
Institut d’Etudes Françaises, Université d’Aix-Marseilles Aix-en-Provence, France • 1997 – 1998
St. John’s College Santa Fe, NM • 1995 – 1997
Brooklyn, New York
Past Employment :
Principal Reilly Writing and Editing, Somerville, MA 2010 – present
Full-time, freelance writing and editing for health, nonprofit, and academic clients, including major publishers and university presses.
Assistant Editor Harvard Health Publications, Boston, MA 2004 – 2010
Copy edited, proofed, and wrote for Harvard Medical School monthly newsletters and reports (print and Web; print circulation 650,000). Set/maintained editorial style for all publications. Co-wrote 80-page in-house style guide.
Associate Editor In These Times, Chicago, IL 2001 – 2003
Assigned/edited “front-of-book” news section for a national monthly political magazine.
Manuscript Editor University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL 2001
Edited scientific papers for grammar, syntax, clarity, and conformance to the Chicago Manual of Style for The Astrophysical Journal, an academic journal of astrophysics.
Assistant Editor High Mountain Press, Santa Fe, NM 1996 – 1997
Copy editing for a midsized technical publisher (35 books a year).
Editorial Associate The Baffler, Chicago, IL 1999 – 2002
Apprenticeship and copy editing for independently published journal of cultural and literary criticism.
Production Editor Osborne McGraw-Hill, Berkeley, CA 1995
Freelance, full-time typesetting and proofreading for a major technical book publisher.
I am a writer and editor with 20 years of experience editing for books, magazines, academic journals, and other publications. I began my career in publishing just after high school, I worked as a typesetter for Osborne McGraw-Hill, a technical book publisher, in Berkeley, CA. Before too long I moved over to the editorial side, working while in college in several editorial positions, and the rest is history. I have held staff positions at the University of Chicago Press, the Harvard Medical School, and In These Times magazine, among others, and my freelance clients include a broad range of academic and trade publishers. I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and former co-chair of the EFA’s Boston chapter before a recent move to Brooklyn.