After dreaming about working in the publishing industry since my high school days, I was fortunate to begin my publishing career in 2008, shortly after college graduation, as an editorial assistant at an academic press. I carefully listened to and applied what I was taught there, and within just over a year, I was promoted to publications manager. During my three years at the press, I managed and edited more than two hundred titles focused in the arts and humanities. I accepted my first freelance copyediting project in May 2012 after a move to Maryland, and by October of that year, I decided to make the transition to freelancing full time.
In addition to copyediting academic books, most notably for Johns Hopkins University Press, Penn State University Press, and University of Pittsburgh Press, I also copyedit and proofread children’s fiction, young adult fiction, and adult fiction and nonfiction. Some of my more recent clients include Penguin Random House, Macmillan, National Geographic, and Hachette, and I also work with independent authors and businesses.