I have spent over a decade working with academic and non-fiction writers at all levels of experience, from the beginning stages of a project through to indexing it just before publication. Being a writer and scholar myself, I appreciate the practical and personal challenges of seeing a written project through to completion, as well as the particular challenges of writing for an academic audience. As a result of these experiences, I am adept at providing constructive criticism that honors the voice and intent of the author.
I received my Ph.D. in History from the University of California, San Diego, with a minor in Communications; my BA (also in History) is from Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. My own research interests include environmental history, environmental studies, history of the American West, and American Indian history. I love the challenge of engaging with a new subject, and have worked with clients across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, such as Literature, Rhetoric, Anthropology, and Sociology, as well as History, covering topics as varied as Latin American colonization, indigenous activism, Japanese popular culture, 20th-century art dealers, and the activities of women in early modern port cities.