In doses of varyingly modest degrees, I am an editor and writer. I live in Chicago. 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.
For real, though, I like to 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—my above-average reserve mistaken for mystique.
I earned a PhD from the Department of English at Saint Louis University, where I also taught courses in writing, literature, and film. More recently, I was the managing editor at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri, and I am currently an editorial associate at the University of Chicago Press. My 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 words.