editorial résumé


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)
  • 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 reviewer, internal review and 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 Proofreader, 2013–present

Major book project: 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)


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 The Chicago Manual of Style)
Advanced-user knowledge of Microsoft Office for Mac and PC and various databases (Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro)
Experience with web-design software (Blogger, WordPress, Squarespace), marketing software (MailChimp, VerticalResponse), and social media
Languages: native Russian; near-native English; rudimentary German, Czech, and Hebrew