Express complex ideas with precision and elegance.

As a former academic, I know how easy it can be to get used to a certain way of thinking and talking about something – and as an editor, I know how difficult it can be for a reader to follow along. 

My job is to come to your text with a fresh perspective, and to help you say things in a way your reader will understand. 


Your readers want to immerse themselves in your ideas – as if they are standing in a stream and your words are like water, just flowing by.

But in order for that to happen, we have to remove the jargon and simplify overly complex sentences. I suggest transitions and headings that help the reader see where you are going.

With a second perspective, suggestions, and revisions, your thinking gets sharper, too.


Types of documents

books & edited volumes
journal manuscripts
 journal special issues
grant & book proposals



PhD in cultural anthropology, 2006
CUNY Graduate Center

BA in English & anthropology, 1992
Bates College

Program director, 2006–2009
Writing Across the Curriculum, CUNY