Acquisitions and Commissioning Editor, Various Presses, April 2014–
I work with Amsterdam University Press and Medieval Institute Publications to acquire manuscripts for my own series (Christianities before Modernity, Crossing Boundaries, Hagiography beyond Tradition, Knowledge Communities, The Northern Medieval World, Premodern Health, Disease, and Disability, Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, and Global Chinese Histories 250–1650) as well as for the Asian Studies list at Amsterdam University Press. My tasks include working with prospective authors on the completion of their book proposal forms and revision of their volumes for publication, acting as a liaison between the Board and the Press, and traveling to conferences in order to solicit potential authors to publish their research with our series. I create budget calculations so that the volume stays within financial margins and work with the authors to assist them in finalizing their volumes for submittal to the Press.
Copyeditor, Freelance, July 2011–
I provide various services — including copyediting, proofreading, developmental editing, editorial advising — to scholarly publishers in the humanities, specifically to presses that focus on medieval and early modern studies, such as Brepols Publishers, Hackett Publishing, and the University of Toronto Press. In this capacity I have also assisted with the redesign of house style guides and guidelines for freelance editors, and have also worked with other freelance editors in helping them to become familiar with the Modern Humanities Research Association style guide and with working with XML coding in Microsoft Word.
Gatekeeping Coordinator, Amsterdam University Press, January 2014–March 2016
As the gatekeeping coordinator, I managed editors who perform initial checks on manuscripts before the texts are sent to the copyeditor. I collected compiled data and input it into Amsterdam University Press's publication software, Zeno Productie. Additionally, my duties included working directly with authors and series editors, including sending them consent forms, gathering information regarding the allocation of free copies, and verifying cover text.
Editorial Assistant, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Fall 2010
I was the assistant to Dr Elizabeth Teviotdale, assistant director of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. My tasks revolved around aiding Dr Teviotdale in the preparation for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, the largest conference on medieval scholarship in the world.
Editorial Assistant, Medieval Institute Publications, September 2008–April 2010
Under the direction of Dr Patricia Hollahan, formerly managing editor of Medieval Institute Publications, I proofread critical editions of Middle English and Old French texts.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Teaching Assistant, Western Michigan University, September 2009–April 2010
Adept with both Mac OS and Microsoft Windows.
Adept with Microsoft Office for Mac OS and Windows, including Word’s redlining software.
Adept with file-sharing software, such as Filezilla and Dropbox.
Adept with Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
Adept with Zeno Productie.
Adept with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition and the style guides of the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA), the Modern Language Association (MLA), and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Familiarity with iWork and Adobe Photoshop.
Gaining familiarity with Adobe InDesign.
Reading proficiency in Classical Latin, Medieval Latin, Middle English, and French.
Reading competency in German.
Basic level reading competency in Italian and Spanish.
University of Chicago, Graham School of General Studies, August 2011
Certificate in Editing
Western Michigan University, April 2011
M.A., Medieval Studies
Central Michigan University, May 2007
B.S., Philosophy, English Language and Literature