Editorial & Creative Services



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Professional Qualifications

Book Editor and Project Manager

  • Provided electronic copyediting, proofreading, and indexing services as an independent contractor for authors, organizations, and publishers
  • Managed as many as 15 books per season through the complete editorial lifecycle, primarily nonfiction trade publications, academic monographs, textbooks, and cookbooks
  • Wrote and edited sales materials, cover copy, and catalog copy

Web Editor and Copywriter

  • Researched, edited, and posted news and analysis about international political and financial transparency and other human rights issues for an online news source
  • Recruited and managed authors from around the world; coordinated and reviewed translations
  • Facilitated Web site restructuring into WordPress CMS; advanced new social networking campaigns
  • Created web graphics, edited images and video, and managed e-newsletter systems

Academic Instructor and Researcher

  • Facilitated in-depth discussion sections where college students engaged in scholarly debate about historical issues and current events, drafted writing projects, and learned general study skills
  • Provided free writing assessment and tutoring sessions for undergraduates from all disciplines, including ESL and special needs students
  • Taught “Writing for the Disciplines,” an upper-level undergraduate course for writing skills and individual research projects
  • Developed significant research skills in American government archives, foreign archives, and private manuscript collections as well as digital collections and databases

Work History

  • Various clients, Freelance Editor and Writer, 2010 to present
  • Freedominfo.org, Washington, DC, Managing Editor/Web Director, 2008 to 2010
  • National Security Archive, Washington, DC, FOIA Coordinator, 2008 to 2010
  • Scribe, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, Electronic Book Editor, 2006 to 2007
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC, Teaching Assistant/Instructor, 2001 to 2006
  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Writing Lab Assistant/Instructor, 2000 to 2001
  • Running Press Book Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, Assistant Editor, 1998 to 1999

Education

  • George Washington University, Washington, DC, MPhil in History, 2005
  • McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada, BA in English, minor in History, 1998