About Me


As a former chair and associate professor of political science, I’ve had a great deal of experience with the particularities of academic writing. I’m the author of a book, eleven peer-reviewed and law journal articles, as well as a book manuscript in progress.

After discovering the world of developmental editing in 2016, I completed the University of Chicago’s Editing Certificate Program in 2018. I also continued my coaching training, which you can learn more about here.

I bring these two strengths to developmental editing work: formal training and a wealth of peer-review experience. My areas of specialization include social sciences, particularly political science and sociology. I also work with related fields in the humanities. I’ve provided line editing services in a range of disciplines including education, nursing, philosophy, and social work. 

My Goals

I support scholars in sharing their brilliance with the world. Sometimes we just need care and attention given to our work before we’re ready to share it. As a critical scholar myself, I can think of few better ways to support those facing the brunt of individual, ideological, and institutional oppression than to let their light shine through their scholarship.

My Approach

Depending on project context, we can set up a time to chat about your goals and expectations. You can decide if you’d prefer a more hands-on approach (writing check-ins and support), or if you’d rather email me the manuscript when it’s ready for editing.