Clients & Past Projects

Whether I’m working directly with an author or for a publisher, my favorite editing projects involve scholarly writers who have clear research trajectories and really want to influence thinking in their fields and beyond. Clients tell me that my editing—especially on the substantive and developmental levels—elevates their manuscripts to the point where their writing is actually working for them. Their careers, their intellectual development, and their spheres of influence are never the same.

I have copyedited on a freelance basis for a handful of presses, journals, academic societies, and educational organizations. Those institutional clients include:

Clients’ Institutions

My clients are faculty, researchers, and students in a variety of academic settings—research universities, liberal arts colleges, and scholarly centers.

  • Adelphi University
  • American University
  • American University of Nigeria
  • Amherst College
  • Ariel University
  • Ball State University
  • Barnard College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brooks Institute of Photography
  • California College of the Arts
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • Central Michigan University
  • Citrus College
  • City University of New York
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Clemson University
  • Columbia University
  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Dartmouth College
  • Deakin University
  • DePauw University
  • Drew University
  • Duke University
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Emory University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Glendale College
  • Hamilton College
  • HanNam University, South Korea
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Harvard University
  • Idaho State University
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Keio University
  • King’s College London
  • Lehigh University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Luther College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michigan State University
  • Mills College
  • Mount Allison University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • National University of Singapore
  • New College of Florida
  • New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Ochanomizu University
  • Oregon State University
  • Osaka University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Pacific University
  • Pomona College
  • Portland State University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Rutgers University
  • RMIT University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Scripps College
  • Seton Hall University
  • St. John’s University
  • Stanford University
  • State University of New York at Fredonia
  • State University of New York at Geneseo
  • State University of New York at Old Westbury
  • Stony Brook University
  • Trent University
  • University Applied Arts Vienna
  • University College Cork
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Birmingham (UK)
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Malaya
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • University of Miami (Florida)
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • University of New England
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Oslo
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Padua, Italy
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Regina (Canada)
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of York (UK)
  • Vassar College
  • Washington State University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Whittier College
  • Williams College
  • Wofford College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yonsei University, South Korea

Sampling of Recent and Current Projects with Individual Writers

  • developmental editing for an English literature dissertation positioned as a first book for a professor at a West Coast R1 (RU/VH) institution
  • developmental assessment for a book manuscript contracted with Cambridge University Press and written by a professor at an Ivy League university
  • stylistic editing of a manuscript by an area studies professor at an East Coast R1 (RU/VH) institution
  • copyediting a book manuscript in philosophy and science that had been revised at the suggestion of a university press
  • copyediting and developmental feedback on journal articles in the field of rhetoric by a professor at a small liberal arts college
  • strategic feedback on book proposals by several humanities professors at various research universities
  • a series of journal articles written by an advanced student in religion at an R1 university
  • copyediting and developmental feedback for a paper on the history of economic thought
  • stylistic editing of a humanities book manuscript under contract with the University of Iowa Press
  • copyediting a book manuscript under contract for publication with Oxford University Press (humanities)
  • developmental editing a book manuscript now under contract with Palgrave Macmillan (humanities)
  • developmental editing from assessment through implementation for a humanities monograph now published and already reissued in paperback
  • developmental editing a Harvard dissertation for publication as a first book in a humanistic discipline
  • stylistic editing of a first book (revised dissertation) for a languages and literature professor at a four-year liberal arts college
  • strategic feedback and copyediting for a national post-doctoral fellowship application
  • copyediting an article submitted to a top-ranked management journal
  • developmental and line editing for a contribution to an edited collection published by Oxford University Press
  • copyediting an edited collection for publication with the Edwin Mellen Press
  • copyediting online articles for a scholarly society’s NEH-funded website
  • developmental editing performed on a journal article for Theatre Topics
  • copyediting a grant application for a research associate on behalf of a research institute
  • copyediting journal articles by two postdoctoral humanities fellows
  • developmental editing performed on a dissertation revision for a tenure-track professor
  • stylistic editing of a revised dissertation published with Gorgias Press
  • citation management (style conversion) for a contribution to an edited volume in Middle Eastern studies
  • copyediting articles curated for East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
  • copyediting and line editing a tenured professor’s monograph in religious studies
  • developmental coaching and copyediting for an MFA thesis on photography
  • copyediting and citation management for an article for publication in California Management Review
  • editing a PhD dissertation in history for submission as a monograph to Routledge’s humanities division
  • copyediting and citation formatting for an article published in the journal Biblica
  • developmental assessment of a tenured professor’s recent research in order to sharpen arguments and create a publication strategy
  • citation management for a PhD dissertation in history and another one in cultural studies
  • reader’s report and copyediting for a nonfiction manuscript
  • strategizing and copyediting successful applications to Harvard Divinity School and Oregon Health & Science University Medical School
  • copyediting an article for the Journal of Dance Education
  • critiquing CVs in cultural studies, literature, religion, sociology, information studies, and many other fields
  • copyediting a dissertation proposal in education
  • copyediting and formatting an emergency procedures manual for a liberal arts college
  • developmental editing of a journal article in cultural studies
  • copyediting a PhD dissertation in religion for publication as a monograph with Brill
  • copyediting and citation management for a PhD dissertation in politics
  • . . . many more manuscripts and projectsJacobSurrogatesm

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K. H.

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PhD student, RU/VH University

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Associate professor, public liberal arts college

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Assistant professor, private liberal arts college

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Associate professor, private liberal arts college

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M. H.

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Assistant professor, public liberal arts college

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M. B.

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Assistant professor, public research university

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