editorial résumé

Editorial services I offer


Freelance Academic Editor and Coach, 2013–present

  • Pre-submission and post-revision substantive editing and copyediting/proofreading/formatting of research articles, book chapters, book reviews (published in journals like Social Problems, Europe-Asia Studies, Demography, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Psychological Services, Feminist Studies, Journal of Environment and Development, and with Palgrave Macmillan and Routledge) and book manuscripts (for the University of Wisconsin Press)
  • Developmental editing of dissertation-into-a-book projects; book proposal evaluation
  • Copyediting of tenure and job-market portfolios, funding proposals and reports
  • Graduate- and postgraduate-level writing and publishing coaching

Managing Editor, Social Research: An International Quarterly, Nov. 2021–present

  • Assist Editor in selection and development of potential themes, identification of possible authors for future issues, and correspondence with invitees
  • Ensure that submitted manuscripts and ancillary material meet editorial and copyright requirements, house specs, and deadlines; format and line edit manuscripts, proofread galleys
  • Supervise freelance copy editor, cover designer, and team of student editorial assistants
  • Communicate with outside publisher regarding print production, distribution, marketing, and financial reporting
  • Maintain website, social media campaigns, and email list; produce marketing and publicity material (print- and email-based)
  • Manage annual operating budget, including tracking of revenue and submitting expenses

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
  • Develop and implement online marketing strategies
  • Oversee printing-on-demand and targeted distribution of the journal in North America and the UK
  • Participate in raising funds for the journal

Production and Copy Editor, World Humanities Report, Oct. 2021–May 2023

  • Copyedit and proofread contributions to the Report
  • Contribute to developing in-house editorial guidelines
  • Set up and manage content management system
  • Participate in developing layout design for Report’s printed and online publications
  • Train and supervise freelance copy editors and proofreaders

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  and graphic content from union members and AFT staff
  • Wrote news stories, analyses, and other content
  • Copyedited and proofread newsletter issues
  • Laid out and distributed electronic issues of the newsletter
  • Oversaw layout and distribution of printed issues of the newsletter


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


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

Advanced-user knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Workplace, and various databases (Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro); basic knowledge of InDesign

Experience with content management systems (WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, Blogger); 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

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