Our Editors

SunandaSunanda Vittal
Sunanda has over 15 years of editing and writing experience in an academic setting in the engineering colleges at Iowa State University, and more recently, at Arizona State University. Her professional career has included experience as a college-level English instructor, a communication specialist and an editor of science and engineering publications, all of which has provided her with multiple perspectives on the craft of writing and editing. She has two Master’s degrees, ESL and English Literature, and is comfortable editing both British and American English. Her expertise is editing technical material written by non-native speakers of English.

Rose Ernst
Rose Ernst is a former Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at Seattle University. She received her PhD from the University of Washington and BA from Cornell University. As an author, Rose understands the joys and challenges of academic writing and publishing. NYU Press published her first book, The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism (2010). She has also published articles in many acclaimed social science journals. As a developmental editor and writing coach, she specializes in the social sciences, history, law, interdisciplinary social sciences/humanities, and research ethics. Rose is always seeking ways to improve writing routines, dance with writing resistance, and support scholars in producing and publishing their best work.

MelissaMelissa Ptacek
Melissa Ptacek received her Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of California at Berkeley. As a doctoral student, she taught courses in writing and research skills. She has edited a variety of documents, including dissertations, monographs, articles, essays, and non-academic works. Her expertise in intellectual history encompasses such fields as history, sociology, religious studies, literary theory, criminology, human rights, social and political theory, and law and legal studies. In addition, she worked for several years as an academic researcher and computer programmer at a university research center focused on population economics and social policy and as an editor for a firm specializing in the publication of international trade information. As an instructor and freelance editor, she has worked with both native and non-native English writers.

LauraLaura Paquette
Laura Paquette holds an M.A. in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. During her tenure here, Laura’s wide-ranging credits include copy editing of manuscripts for Brill Press New Asian Acquisitions, the Line by Line editing of dissertations and forthcoming academic press titles, and business and marketing writing. She has also edited for Fiction Collective 2, John Wiley and Sons, and other presses. A sought-after copy editor, Laura works with diverse citation guidelines, possessing a quick, exacting proofreader’s eye. Laura also has extensive experience with ESL clients.

GregoryGregory Szeto
Gregory Lee Szeto, Ph.D. is currently a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Darrell J. Irvine at MIT. Leveraging his knowledge of immunology and HIV, Dr. Szeto is focused on the use of novel nanotechnologies in developing integrated systems-level profiling of the immune response to pathogens in healthy and disease states; and therapeutically modulate mechanisms of immunosuppression and tolerance in cancer. Born in Waldorf, Maryland, Dr. Szeto earned bachelor’s degrees in Chemical and Biomedical and Health Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. In 2010 he completed his Ph.D. under Janice E. Clements at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine working on immunomodulatory effects of minocycline in HIV infection and CD4+ T cell biology.

AlyssaAlyssa Stalsberg Canelli
Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli is currently the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University. She received her Ph.D. in English literature from Emory University and also holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from New York University and a B.A in English from Smith College. She has extensive expertise in communications, and she produces stylistically appropriate and effective writing in many genres, from peer-reviewed research articles and informative encyclopedia entries, to journalistic blogs, marketing copy and social media publicity. As a Senior Staff Editor with CambridgeEditors, she has worked on a variety of projects including dissertations, academic articles, and public relations and marketing materials for several universities and organizations, including Boston University Law School. With over seven years of teaching experience, she expertly mentors writers as they work through their individual writing processes. She has been freelance editing since 2002, and after working alongside Dr. Weiner in an editorial capacity for several months, joined the staff of CambridgeEditors in 2008.

KristieKristie Reilly
Kristie Reilly is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience editing for books, magazines, academic journals, and other publications. She has held staff positions at the University of Chicago Press, the Harvard Medical School, and In These Times magazine, among others, and her freelance clients include a range of academic, progressive, and trade publishers. She is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and former co-chair of the EFA’s Boston chapter before a recent move to upstate New York. Kristie’s editing and writing focus on nonprofit, academic, and political work, with occasional creative nonfiction and poetry projects to keep things interesting.

Rachel SiegelRachel Siegel
Rachel Siegel, CFA, has a BA in English and an MBA, both from Yale University, and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst charter. She is the author of Personal Finance, of a widely adopted college-level text now in its third edition. With over two decades of teaching experience in finance and economics at Northern Vermont University, she has an acknowledged gift for explaining complex content. Siegel has extensive expertise from decades of freelance writing and editing for academic journals and for book reviews, summaries, and synopses. She is fluent in Chicago, APA, MLA, AMA/Vancouver, and Oxford styles.

SusanSusan Turnquist
Susan Turnquist has a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University and 15 years of experience in international development, primarily in water resources and agricultural development.  She served in South Korea in Peace Corps, where she taught at Seoul National University and edited papers at the Language Research Institute.  She also has two masters degrees, in ecological anthropology and public administration.  She has taught on the role of the nonprofit sector in American society, led study groups for Asian scholars and diplomats, and worked for five years as a project manager for research on drinking water, focusing on climate change, environmental management, water utility management, finance, and information technology.  Susan now gives her professional attention to freelance editing, specializing in scientific and technical editing, particularly for non-native speakers of English.

CharlesCharles Coe
Creative writer and editor Charles Coe is the author of two books of poetry and one novella. Memento Mori, his next volume of poetry, will be published in April of 2019. He has taught at numerous writing conferences and served as poet-in-residence at Wheaton College and the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York, and he was a 2017 Artist-in-Residence for the city of Boston. He has taught in Dingle, Ireland for the Bay Path University MFA-Abroad Program and is on the faculty of Newport’s Salve Regina University, teaching poetry in their new low-residency MFA Program

AndrewAndrew R. Bond
Andrew R. Bond is the former Managing Editor of Bellwether Publishing, Ltd., with over 25 years of experience in the editing and production of journals and books in the fields of human geography, economics, political science, and the earth sciences (physical geography and geology). He received his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1983 and, before embarking on a career in editing, taught at The Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. In addition to his work with CambridgeEditors, he is a Senior Associate at Russian and Caspian Energy, IHS Markit, Washington, DC.

FeliciaFelicia Lee
Felicia Lee joined CambridgeEditors in January 2012. She holds a BA and MA in English from Stanford University, and a PhD in linguistics from UCLA. She has held teaching and research positions at UCLA, USC, University of British Columbia, and University of Florida, as well as technical editing and promotional writing positions with major corporations including Xerox and Rockwell International.

Susan J. Cavan
Susan J. Cavan, PhD (Political Science and International Relations, Boston University), is a writer and editor with over twenty years of experience in international relations, political science, and policy analysis. As an editor at the Atlantic Council, Dr. Cavan specializes in US foreign, security, international economic, and military policy. She is the publisher of the Eurasia Analyst blog and former editor and analyst for the ISCIP Analyst blog and Perspective quarterly journal from the Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology & Policy at Boston University.

Jay R. Berkovitz
Jay Berkovitz is Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Editor-in-Chief of Jewish History. In Amherst he served for over a decade as department chair and as founding director of the Center for Jewish Studies. An expert in early modern Jewish history, he specializes in Jewish law and religion, ritual, rabbinic scholarship, and communal governance. Dr. Berkovitz is the author of four books: The Shaping of Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-century France (Wayne, 1989); Rites and Passages: The Beginnings of Modern Jewish Culture in France, 1650-1860 (UPenn, 2004); Tradition and Revolution in Early Modern France (Shazar Center for Jewish History, 2007); and Protocols of Justice: The Pinkas of the Metz Rabbinic Court, 1771-1789 (Brill, 2014). His forthcoming books include Courting Change: Jewish Law, Authority, and Community in Early Modern Metz (Brill) and Jewish Law in Early Modern Europe: Community, Religion, and the Dynamics of Social Change (Cambridge University Press).

                                             Aditi Surie von Czechowski
Aditi Surie von Czechowski received a PhD in Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia University. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University. Aditi is a developmental and copy editor specializing in academic work in the humanities and social sciences (Anthropology, Middle East, African, and South Asian studies, gender studies, architecture, black studies, critical race studies, political science, sociology, comparative literature, and history). She has worked with both graduate students and scholars to help them best articulate their scholarly contributions, and has experience working with both native and non-native English speakers. In her free time, she reads copious amounts of fiction.

LeslieLeslie Keros
Leslie Keros has more than two decades of experience editing manuscripts at scholarly and legal book publishers. Currently an Associate Editor at the American Bar Association, and previously Senior Production Editor at the University of Chicago Press, along with her prior post as Senior Manuscript Editor at Little, Brown and Company, Leslie’s expertise ranges from heavy rewriting to routine copyediting and proofreading, and she is equally at home with essays and book-length manuscripts. When not editing, Leslie enjoys programming and hosting two radio shows (in jazz and blues) at Chicago-area radio stations.

TomTom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan was going to be an engineer, until halfway through engineering school, when he succumbed to a fascination with language and literature. He moved to Kansas City to study literature in 2004 and has worked with words ever since. After a few years in the publishing business, he wrote a master’s thesis about aesthetic theory in William Blake’s work. Next Tom served in Mongolia with the US Peace Corps, subsequently returning to Kansas City and to editing full-time. Specializing in ESL, academic, and technical texts, in the course of more than a decade he has engaged topics from engineering to philosophy. Skilled in book development and layouts, Tom has overseen book projects through digital and print production. He has worked on academic book manuscripts, theses and dissertations, academic journals, advertising copy, marketing materials, and more. Always looking for a challenge, Tom is eager to take on technical jobs and learn new software or to support an author in transforming an interesting idea into a book. Tom is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.

UrsulaUrsula DeYoung
Ursula is an editor, tutor, and fiction writer currently living in Cambridge, MA. Her first novel, Shorecliff, was published in the summer of 2013 by Little, Brown. In 2011, Palgrave Macmillan published her first nonfiction work, A Vision of Modern Science, which is a biographical study of the nineteenth-century British physicist John Tyndall. Ursula received her BA in History and Literature from Harvard University in 2004 and her PhD in History from the University of Oxford in 2009. She has extensive experience in helping students and scholars of all ages with their academic writing, whether that be papers for high-school or college courses, articles destined for publication, or full-length books. She also specializes in editing fiction, both short stories and novels.

KarinKarin Cather
In October 2014, Karin opened her own editing practice after a first career as a trial lawyer. She completed her BA in comparative literature at the University of Virginia, a JD from William and Mary Law School, and holds an editing certificate from the University of California Berkeley Extension. She specializes in plain language editing of biological and behavioral science, medicine, law and legal editing, and fiction—mainly thrillers, police procedurals, apocalyptic, YA, and science fiction. In September 2017, she presented a paper with a colleague on drafting contracts at the 12th Annual Communication Central Be a Better Freelancer Conference: “The Paper It’s Written On; Negotiating and Drafting Service Agreements for Editing Clients.” Karin is trained in hand-to-hand combat in a street-fighting discipline and is uniquely qualified to gauge the realism of your fight scenes. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her son and her statutorily required Editor’s Cat.

Janice Obuchowski
Janice served as a fiction editor at the New England Review and has served on the admissions board for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She has been a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Vermont and at Middlebury College. Her fiction has received a Special Mention in the 2017 Pushcart Prize anthology, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Gettysburg ReviewAlaska Quarterly ReviewPassages NorthSliceGrist Journal, Four Way ReviewDay One, and Seattle Review. She earned her BA in English from Cornell University, MA in English from the University of Virginia, and MFA in fiction from the University of California, Irvine.

MargaretMargaret Puskar-Pasewicz
In 2003, Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz completed her Ph.D. in History and has worked in the copyediting and writing industry for over fifteen years. She was employed for three years as a copyeditor and proofreader for the most widely distributed history journal in the U.S. She specializes in the Humanities and Social Sciences and has edited and indexed books in the fields of history, political science, religion, economics, art history, architecture, archaeology, anthropology, literature, sociology, women’s studies, linguistics, and philosophy. Margaret has a thorough understanding of proper grammar and spelling and is familiar with Chicago style and other writing styles. Previous clients include Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, University of Tennessee Press, the National Park Service, university professors, and graduate students.

ElizabethElizabeth Van Allen
Elizabeth J. Van Allen holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in European history and a B.A. in French from Indiana University. In addition to French and European history, she has worked in cultural, literary, and oral history, history of the Atlantic World, and history of the American Civil War. Elizabeth has written and edited exhibitions for a Smithsonian Institution affiliate. She edits a scholarly quarterly in American history and launched a NEH-funded digital documentary edition on the Civil War. She is author of a biography of the American poet, James Whitcomb Riley. With Melinda M. Jetté, Ph.D., she is currently translating and editing a French travel journal written by Pierre de Saint Amant, French consul to California and Oregon during the Gold-Rush era.

DeborahDeborah Lapp
Deborah Lapp holds a BA in Art and Art History from Oberlin, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. As an editor and indexer, she has worked for Little Brown, John Hopkins University Press, Columbia University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Elsevier, and others. Her editing experience spans over 30 years, and she continues to work part time as a reference librarian in Brunswick, Maine.

AshleyAshley Troutman
Ashley Troutman is a professional writer and editor. For the last decade, she has been honing her skills as a multimedia content creator, including working in live television for a top 10 market. Ashley has an M.F.A. in writing from Southern New Hampshire University, where she completed a 250-page thesis. The first chapter of her thesis was published by The Dark Comedy Hour, a literary journal. Ashley has in-depth knowledge of major writing styles, such as AP and MLA, and has completed various assignments for Cambridge Editors, including novels, memoirs, essays, and an edition of Boston University Law School’s Alumni Magazine.

MorganMorgan Tucker
Dr. Tucker earned his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology and served as a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado. His training as a scientist included laboratory experience in RNA biochemistry, developmental genetics, cellular imaging, bacteriology, and microarray-based analysis. Dr. Tucker is now a full-time editor and has helped hundreds of authors publish manuscripts on many diverse topics. His expertise includes revising, editing, and proofreading life science and medical documents for non-native English speakers.

AshleighAshleigh Imus
Ashleigh Imus is a writer and editor with over twenty years of professional experience. She holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University, with expertise in Latin, Italian, and English language and literature. She began her editorial career as a medical proofreader and currently specializes in copy and developmental editing of nonfiction books, articles, proposals, and dissertations in various fields. An alumna of Teach for America, she has also taught writing at Cornell University and Italian at Ithaca College. Ashleigh has published articles, book reviews, and translations, most notably for Epistolae, a free online database of medieval women’s Latin letters.

JayJay Boggis
Jay Boggis has A.B., A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Harvard University. His doctoral dissertation was entitled The Crying Sin: The Law of Homicide in England, 1560–1640. For many years, he worked in the law books division of Little, Brown and Co., where he became manager of editorial services for their Tax Practice Division. Since that time, he has worked as a freelance editor on projects from Harvard University Press, the University of Chicago Press, John Wiley & Sons, and many others.

AnnaAnna Riley-Shepard
Anna Riley-Shepard holds a B.A. in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University. Her research spans fields of attention, motor expertise, and interpersonal communication and draws on a wide variety of methods, including neuroimaging (fMRI and EEG), machine learning, and various behavioral paradigms. In addition to neuroscience and psychology, Anna edits work in the social sciences, public health, and the arts. She has worked previously as a research analyst and internal strategy consultant at Global Health Corps in New York City. She continuously seeks out ways to keep her diverse disciplines in dialogue – all in the interest of understanding and promoting human communication.

Elizabeth Mannion
Beth is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin (PhD and MPhil) and Rutgers University (MA and BA). Her teaching and research focuses on drama and an interdisciplinary range of Irish studies. She is the editor of The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), the author of The Urban Plays of the Early Abbey Theatre (Syracuse University Press, 2014), and, as Sarah-Jane McKenna, the author of the Dreaming in Irish cozy mystery series. Throughout her teaching career, she has also served as an editorial advisor, indexer, and manuscript evaluator to humanities scholars and university presses on both sides of the Atlantic.

NicoleNicole Brown
Nicole earned her BA and MA in English from the University of Memphis. She is a versatile editor with nearly two decades of experience; she has worked with professional and academic texts from fields such as pharmacology, medicine, biomedical science, psychology, philosophy, history, religious studies, physics, and engineering. In addition to these publications, she has edited technical writing, online learning courseware, lifestyle publications, science fiction, and children’s literature. She also has over ten years of experience in page layout and graphic design; her design portfolio includes training manuals and workbooks, resource guides and study materials, conference proceedings, print and electronic newsletters, marketing materials, print and web advertisements, logos, interactive slide decks, and website user interfaces. Her writing experience includes user documentation and other training documents, in-house style guides, newsletters, and indexes.

IrinaIrina Oryshkevich
A former dancer, Irina Oryshkevich earned her Ph.D in art history from Columbia University in 2003.  She has been working as a freelance editor, translator and writing coach for the past ten years while teaching part-time at Columbia.  She has edited books, articles, conference papers, dissertations, and theses in art history as well as dance, music and architectural history, urban studies, archaeology, anthropology, Renaissance Studies, European history, and sociology, as well as several movie scripts.   She continues to publish in her field and has received numerous pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, including the Fulbright and the Society of Fellows at Columbia University, and writing grants from the American Association of University Women, the Getty Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society.

SerenaSerena Domolky Howlett
Serena Domolky Howlett collaborates with authors to produce manuscripts that are factually accurate, engaging to readers and ready for publication. Serena holds a law degree (JD) from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University. Continuing education in editorial skills includes the Science Writers Workshop (Santa Fe), the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Dickens Universe (UC-Santa Cruz). Her diverse career path includes employment at Time Magazine, Massachusetts Hospital Association, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Western Institutional Review Board and the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers. Serena is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bay Area Editors Forum, Editorial Freelancers Association and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.


CarmenCarmen Ferreiro
A native of Spain, Carmen Ferreiro has combined the knowledge obtained from her PhD and research in Biology with her lifelong love of writing and languages as an editor and translator in the Life Sciences, Biotechnology, and Medical fields. She has published four books with Chelsea House on drugs and diseases, and three fiction books: Two Moon Princess (Tanglewood Press), Immortal Love (Crimson Romance) and the upcoming The King in the Stone. She has edited hundreds of stories and full manuscripts.

LilaLila Stromer
Lila M. Stromer has extensive editorial experience with academic, business, and creative writing. As the former managing editor of a highly ranked academic journal and as a freelancer, she has line-edited journal articles, dissertations, and full-length books in the fields of anthropology, history, political science, and sociology. Beyond that, Lila has edited dozens of pieces of marketing, fundraising, and informational literature, and has created and edited website content. Lila’s work with creative manuscripts has focused on theatre scripts, memoirs and stories. Her professional affiliations include the Chicago Creative Coalition, Chicago Women in Publishing, Editorial Freelancers Association, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

RebeccaRebecca Faulkner
Rebecca holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the London Consortium, an interdisciplinary post-graduate program at the University of London, in partnership with Tate, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), the Science Museum and the Architectural Association. She earned an MA in Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Rebecca has written extensively on the adaptive reuse of religious and civic spaces as centers for arts education; and on the politics of place, identity and creativity in the urban environment. She is currently the Executive Director of play:groundNYC and previously served as Deputy Director of the Anne Frank Center in New York.

Mary Cadette
Mary Cadette is an experienced public policy and legal editor, writer, and publications manager. She has 25 years’ experience with book, report, and journal publishing, working in fields ranging from immigration law to highway safety, and 10 years’ management experience in nonprofit organizations. She was the project manager, production editor, or editor for more than 70 books in history, law, and the social sciences for Cambridge University Press. Her freelance clients have included the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and the World Resources Institute, and her experience includes editorial work on the reports of national commissions and federal task forces. Mary holds a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law and an A.B. from Princeton University.