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I am a freelance editor and university professor with a PhD in Art History (Northwestern University). I have over 25 years experience working with academics, fiction writers and artists on articles, books, presentations, short stories, novels, artist statements, project, exhibition and grant proposals, and a wide range of innovative and experimental texts.
I work closely with my authors to achieve a fine symmetry between the technical and artistic aspects of their projects. I understand the complexity of thought in scholarly argumentation and the importance of nuance in cultural communication; I am particularly sensitive to the unique challenges of giving voice to non-verbal forms of creative practice.
I have worked with authors at all levels of English writing experience, from award-winning novelists and distinguished academics to novices and non-native speakers. My editorial interventions aim to provide clarity to the text and bring out the unique voice of each writer. In all cases I protect the confidentiality of my clients.
I also teach courses in academic and creative writing, modern and contemporary art and theory, philosophy and museology in undergraduate and graduate university programs. I am well versed in methods of textual, visual and historical analysis, critical theories, continental philosophy and Mahayana Buddhist philosophy; I read French fluently.
I would be delighted to speak with you about how I can help you communicate your ideas with precision and authority.
Please note that I follow the EAC Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Theses/Dissertations.
- Copy editing
- Developmental or project editing
- Editing translations
- Online editing
- Plain language
- Research and fact-checking
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Academic books and monographs
- Academic materials, general
- Academic papers and essays
- Books, art and photography
- Books, general
- Books, self-published
- Conference materials
- Educational materials, general
- Grant applications and fundraising
- Periodicals, general
- Plays and screenplays
- Proposals and evaluations
- Textbooks, college and university
- Theses and dissertations
- Trade non-fiction
- Aboriginal people
- Archaeology and ancient history
- Gender studies
- History, Canadian
- Humanities, general
- Religion and spirituality
- Society, general