editorial résumé


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

  • 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–present

  • Solicit and edit written contributions and graphic content from union members and staff
  • Write news stories, analyses, and other content
  • Copyedit and proofread newsletter issues
  • Oversee 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 The Chicago Manual of Style)

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), and social media

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