I began working in publishing back in 1998, as a lowly temp assistant at Scholastic (just as Harry Potter was exploding on the scene). I soon moved to Penguin, where I was the Assistant Production Editor and then Associate Managing Editor of Berkley Prime Crime and Ace Books. There, I got to work on books by William Gibson, Tom Clancy, Patricia Cornwell, Nora Roberts, and so many more.
I went on to become the Editorial Coordinator for Alpha Books, publisher of The Complete Idiot’s Guides, and then became a Development Editor at Triumph Learning, a small educational publisher in Manhattan.
I left New York to pursue an MA in Humanities at the University of Chicago. There, I had the wonderful opportunity to work for Professor Emeritus Wayne C. Booth, author of the 1961 classic The Rhetoric of Fiction, and he agreed to be my thesis advisor. I helped edit his autobiography, My Many Selves: The Quest for a Plausible Harmony, as well as several of his essays.
The following year, I signed on as a Content Producer at the award-winning e-learning company NogginsLabs on Chicago’s North Side—a job that led to my return to New York in my new role as Instructional Design Consultant for JetBlue Airways. It was this position that allowed me to move to Paris as a freelancer.
Throughout this entire career trajectory, I continued to do freelance copyediting, proofreading, and translation reviewing for a wide variety of publishing companies. My clients have included Penguin Random House, Georgetown University Press, Macmillan, HarperCollins, and Melville House in the US; Saqi Books, Constable & Robinson, Boma Books, Steppe magazine, and PEN International magazine in the UK; and Cahiers du cinéma in France.