My educational and professional background is in academia. I graduated in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Contemporary European Philosophy from Kingston University London and Université Paris 8, Vincennes-St. Denis. Before that, I received my Bachelors in Philosophy at University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!) My experiences abroad led me to pursue ESL editing, where I have worked with hard science and technical papers for journal publication. While it has been interesting work, in early 2016 I decided to start my own freelance business in order to pursue editing dissertations and books in the humanities. Since then, I’ve worked with numerous clients writing in subjects ranging from history to education. My specialty is working with graduate students, non-native English speakers, and new authors who are still working on gaining confidence in their writing abilities and want to turn their work into professionally developed pieces.
My philosophical interests range from philosophy of film, feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, existentialism, and postmodernism. The primary theorists I engage with are Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva, Hélène Cixous, Sigmund Freud, and Jacques Lacan. I’ve written two dissertations in the past five years, one of which I am turning into a book. I’ve also written extensively on philosophy and popular culture, including topics such as Stephen King’s Carrie and John Waters’ film Pink Flamingos. (See the “Samples” section for excerpts.) If you are an academic philosopher or a philosophy student, don’t hesitate to contact me as I am especially interested in editing projects from my own discipline.
In my spare time, I write non-fiction articles as well as short stories. I also run a successful Etsy business where I sell vintage Halloween decorations. See our ad in the 20th anniversary issue of Rue Morgue magazine!