I joined the University of Pittsburgh Press as an acquisitions assistant after beginning my publishing career at the University Press of Kansas. After becoming an assistant editor focusing on manuscript editing, I edited several award-winning books and authors for the Press. My shift over to the manuscript editorial department became complete upon being made managing editor. My work ranges from proofreading to developmental editing, including substantive, stylistic, and copy editing, and has included trade fiction in addition to scholarly books in the humanities. In 2018 I was awarded an AUPresses/Mellon Foundation Residency Grant to travel to Columbia University Press. My academic background is in English and biology (BA, University of Washington; MA, University of Kansas).