editorial résumé


Editorial services I offer

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Coeditor, Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research, 2011–present

  • Solicit and evaluate article manuscripts and proposals for thematic issues
  • Identify and correspond with outside peer-reviewers, participate in manuscript acceptance/rejection decisions
  • Communicate with authors regarding reviews, revisions, deadlines
  • Edit and copyedit article manuscripts for content, structure, style, and flow (in Russian and English; in sociology, anthropology, history, psychology, cultural studies, political science, geography, Slavic studies)
  • Fact-check and proofread English-language sections of the journal
  • Serve as lead editor for individual issues of the journal: select and edit articles for the issue, see them through the entire editing and production process
  • Design and update guidelines for submissions, peer review, internal work with manuscripts, other policies
  • Oversee printing-on-demand, marketing, and targeted distribution of the journal in North America and the UK
  • Participate in raising funds for the journal

Freelance Academic Editor and Proofreader, 2013–present

  • Pre-submission and post-revision line editing and copyediting/proofreading/formatting of research articles, book chapters, book reviews, and grant proposals
  • Developmental editing work on a dissertation-into-a-book project
  • Copyediting of tenure and job market portfolios, funding proposals and reports
  • Major book project (as proofreader): Anna Fishzon, Fandom, Authenticity, and Opera: Mad Acts and Letter Scenes in Fin-de-Siècle Russia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Editor, UFAS News (newsletter of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty and academic staff labor union, United Faculty & Academic Staff, American Federation of Teachers local 223), Madison, WI (volunteer position), 2011–2018

  • Solicited and edited written contributions and graphic content from union members and staff
  • Wrote news stories, analyses, and other content
  • Copyedited and proofread newsletter issues
  • Oversaw layout and distribution (print and electronic)

PUBLICITY AND MARKETING EXPERIENCE

Educational Outreach Coordinator, Red Square Productions, Brooklyn, NY, 2014–2015

  • Researched and contacted educators, librarians, and academic journals to publicize documentary film My Perestroika (dir. Robin Hessman, 2010)
  • Drafted pitch letters and other promotional materials
  • Recorded contacts, sales, and reviews in company databases
  • Updated and edited film’s webpages

Outreach and Marketing Intern, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, Apr.–Oct. 2009

  • Wrote catalog, ad, and book cover copy for titles in Slavic studies
  • Assisted Press director with administration of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for a special series in Slavic studies by University of Wisconsin and two other academic presses; tracked expenses associated with the series; communicated with authors, manuscript reviewers, editors at the other two presses; helped organize author events; handled author’s expenses and reimbursements
  • Researched possibilities of foreign publishing rights’ sales to Russian and Central European presses; identified suitable publishing houses, chose books to be pitched, translated book descriptions

SKILLS

Mastery of academic standards for writing, style, and citations (especially Chicago and APA styles)

Advanced-user knowledge of Microsoft Office for Mac and PC and various databases (Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro)

Experience with content management systems (Blogger, WordPress, Squarespace); online marketing platforms (MailChimp, VerticalResponse); social media; and academic manuscript management tools (OJS, ScholarOne)

Languages: native Russian; near-native English; advanced-beginner German; rudimentary Czech and Hebrew