About Me

I have over 15 years of work history in the publishing business—in
fact, my very first paying job was as an office assistant for an
academic publication. My experience includes copyediting,
proofreading, pagination and layout, project management, typesetting,
art prep, data management, research, developmental/substantive
editing, and translation.

I have an undergraduate degree in writing and anthropology, and a PhD
in anthropology. I lived for more than two years in Bolivia as part of
my doctoral research, studying neighborhood politics, development, and
gender relationships. I am widely read in a variety of academic and
popular subjects, including psychology, sociology, history, Latin
American and international studies, women's studies, philosophy,
travel, nature, gardening, environmentalism, cooking, and arts and

I have worked for such publications as The Hispanic American
Historical Review, the Journal of Latin American Anthropology, Policy
Studies Journal, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music
Education, Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement,
750 Spanish Verbs and Their Uses, Echoes of the Past, Epics of
Dissent: A South Korean Social Movement, littleAmerica literary
journal, Encyclopedia of Latin American Studies, and Gender Matters:
Rereading Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo.

In addition to editing, I have taught university courses in
anthropology, Latin American studies, and women's studies; I have also
presented a series of workshops on journal editing and management for
student editors at the University of Maryland.

I am located in Takoma Park, MD, and may be available for short-term
on-site contract work in the Greater Washington DC area.