Questions for a Scholarly/Dissertation (the current incarnation of the longstanding industry newsletter Copyediting) invited me to introduce the world of scholarly and dissertation editing. Of course, I agreed.

Today, the interview was posted, and the phrase “behind the tweed curtain” was born! (Copyediting’s online editor Dawn McIlvain Stahl came up with that gem.)

If you’re interested to know what I think about editing and why I love working with scholarly writers, head over to and find out. Incidentally, I enjoy fielding questions about my work, so feel free to contact me anytime.

Also, are you going to be participating in Academic Book Writing Month (AcBoWriMo)?