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At its most basic, editing is the benefit of another set of eyes.

I do wear glasses to correct my vision, but nearsightedness becomes my superpower when I sit down to read a manuscript closely. My attentive editing refines your compositions so that your research reaches the right audiences—and so that you truly experience the relief and accomplishment that result from completing writing projects.

I am a Chicago-trained academic editor with years of experience.

Please peruse my menu of services, which are designed to support a variety of writing projects at any stage, from brainstorming to final polishing.

Collegially,
Katie Van Heest, PhD
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About

I’m Katie Van Heest, PhD, the editor behind Tweed Academic Editing. My humble ambition is simple: to advance scholarship. To that end, I make academic writing polished, presentable, and professional.

Scholarship matters . . . but much of it stagnates before it sees the light of day. I refine scholarly writing in order to optimize its value in the academy and broader culture.

My academic credentials allow me to think critically about your project, and I have the editing chops to smooth your style and scaffold your ideas. I obsess about grammar, mechanics, argument, formatting, and consistency so that you can focus on generating your scholarly contribution.

CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE

  • PhD & MA in the study of religion, Claremont Graduate University
  • Certificate in editing, University of Chicago (training through the advanced level, including developmental editing, acquisitions editing, and electronic methods)
  • BA, cum laude, in gender studies & religious studies, Scripps College
  • Visiting lecturership in religious studies, Pomona College
  • Teaching fellowship & assistantships, Claremont Colleges Consortium
  • Assistantship to the director, Institute of Signifying Scriptures, a research center for comparative religion
  • Appointment as official dissertation reader, School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University
  • Ongoing professional development—for example, with the University of Chicago, the Author-Editor Clinic, and Editcetera
  • Election to the council of the Text & Academic Authors Association
  • Membership on the advisory board for the Institute for Signifying Scriptures, an independent research organization

SCHOLARS, PUBLISHERS & SOCIETIES

In addition to my work with individual professors, independent scholars, and advanced students, I have edited for Fordham University Press, Indiana University Press, and the Society of Biblical Literature. I am also the copyeditor for the journal Media Industries.

PRESS & APPEARANCES

 

Read more about my clients and past projects here.

University of Chicago Editing Certificate Graduate

What Are You Working On?

Determining how Tweed can best help you starts with a conversation. Let me know about your upcoming projects—where they stand and what your goals are.

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