In doses of varyingly modest degrees, I am an editor, writer, and researcher. I am deeply detail-oriented, certifiably tireless, uncommonly professional, and inveterately self-deprecating to the point that it pains me to include the first three things in this list.
I think of editing as a form of radical helpfulness. To achieve this is to be equally affable and punctual, egoless but confident. In a boy band, I would be the quiet one.
I am currently an associate editor at the University of Chicago Press, where I acquire new books for Chicago’s esteemed reference and writing guide list.
I earned my PhD from the Department of English at Saint Louis University, where I also taught courses in writing, literature, and film. Before moving to Chicago in 2017, I was the managing editor at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri. My freelance writing and editing interests include art, music, and architecture, although like many recovering academics, I am drawn to and interested in anything that has to do with saying something about something else.