Meet Our People

Below you’ll find a list of all of our expert academic and nonfiction editors, application specialists, and content writers. Our editors are native English speakers who have PhDs and academic training from the top universities in the US.

All of our copyeditors have technical certificates from reputable programs, our developmental editors have years’ experience in academia and long publishing records of their own, and our proofreaders have a keen eye for even the smallest detail. Additionally, our arts writers have a flair for sculpting artspeak into clear language.

Cara M. Jordan

President, Chief Editor

PhD, Art History, Graduate Center, CUNY

Cara (she/her) has been working as a freelance editor since 2008: first for artists, as a studio manager, and later for academics. Her jam is the academic article and the book manuscript, although she also regularly teaches on the artist’s statement and works on professional documents. While her own art historical specialty is contemporary and socially engaged art, she has worked on manuscripts from all periods and a variety of cultures. She has a certificate in editing from UCSD and is a Professional Member of CIEP, and a full member of EFA and ACES, as well as the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Cara has also traveled widely and speaks both French and German. She is based in Washington, DC. 

Kaylee A.

Dissertation editor

PhD, Art History & Visual Culture, Duke University

Kaylee (she/her) is an art historian, writer, and editor based in Durham, NC. With more than a decade of experience working in arts institutions and higher education, Kaylee values clear written communication for experts and non-experts alike and is dedicated to interdisciplinary exchange. She has a strong knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style, and experience editing theses and dissertations, formatting submissions to ProQuest, and proofreading for native and non-native English speakers. Kaylee’s own work focuses on nineteenth-century visual culture, and she has taught art history courses at Duke University and Guilford College. She is currently an editor for the Collective for Radical Death Studies, and her writing has appeared in Early Popular Visual CulturePublic Art Dialogue, and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide.

Amanda B.

Dissertation editor

PhD, History, Cornell University

Amanda (she/her) is a historian, writer, and editor based in St. Petersburg, Russia. She taught history to New York City public school students as a Teach For America corps member and was a historical researcher for exhibits at the New-York Historical Society. As a PhD student, Amanda taught the history of global exploration, Imperial Russia, and how to write Chicago-style papers to undergraduates. Her dissertation, based on archival research in three countries, concerned environmental relations between the United States, Russia, Canada, and Japan in the North Pacific after the 1867 transfer of Alaska. Amanda's writing has appeared in Russian LifePerspectives on History, and the International Journal of Maritime History. She speaks Russian and is a member of the EFA.

Eliah B.

Copyeditor, Developmental Editor

PhD, History, UC Berkeley

Eliah is a historian and freelance editor. He is a former postdoctoral fellow in Spain and is currently a senior fellow at UC–Berkeley’s Center for Right-Wing Studies. A specialist in social theory, cultural criticism, and the history of far-right politics, Eliah is also the managing editor of the new Journal of Right-Wing Studies. He has published peer-reviewed academic articles as well as essays in publications such as Foreign Policy and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Eliah is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the American Historical Association, and the German Studies Association. He speaks fluent German and has worked in German archives with research support from the DAAD and the Gerda Henkel Foundation. He holds a certificate in editing from the University of Chicago.

Elizabeth D.

Developmental editor

PhD, English and American Literature, New York University

Elizabeth (she/her) is an editor, writer, and professor whose scholarship explores the transatlantic literary cultures of the long nineteenth century, with particular attention to the United States. In addition to completing numerous articles and several books, she has been an executive editor for J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists and a co-editor with Nineteenth-Century Studies. While working on these journals, she discovered an abiding enthusiasm for helping authors hone their arguments and prose, which she has continued through her work with authors in the Toward Equity in Publishing program at the Smithsonian's American Art journal. She is comfortable working in, or between, disciplines in the humanities and narrative social sciences from various methodological perspectives. 

Jennifer F.


MA, Art History, UC Davis

Jennifer (she/her) has been teaching art appreciation and art history at Mt. San Jacinto College since 2009, designing courses that cover the Renaissance period up to modern and contemporary art. She is also the social media art writer for the Worldview Project, writing about art and artists from around the world. Her academic specialization is late nineteenth-century art and design in England and the United States, with a particular focus on the Arts and Crafts movement. While having a broad range of art historical interests, she is especially fascinated by the relationship between aesthetics and gender. She has a copyediting certificate from the University of California San Diego. Originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Jennifer is currently based in San Diego. 

Carolee K.

Artists' writings, Job Applications, Ghostwriting

PhD, American Studies, Yale University

Carolee (she/her) is a US cultural historian who has taught art history, US history, and women and gender studies. Her areas of expertise include nineteenth-century US history, performance studies, the history of race and racism, scandals, sexuality studies, and LGBTQ history. She served as the archivist at the Keith Haring Foundation, a registrar for the Feldman Gallery in NYC, and a research assistant for the artist/architect duo Arakawa and Madeline Gins. Currently she serves as program manager for the literary series at the Dallas Museum of Art. She has also worked in corporate public relations and for the Open Society Foundation. She is passionate about social justice issues, mental health advocacy, and transgender visibility.

Jennie L.

Copyeditor, Job Applications

PhD, Art History, UCLA

Jennie (she/her) is associate professor and head of art history at Salisbury University in Maryland. She earned her MA and PhD from UCLA in Italian Renaissance art history and was previously assistant professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her research considers theomorphic ruler portraits—sixteenth-century Italian princes depicted in classical disguise—and decoration in public interior spaces. Jennie is currently completing a copyediting certificate from the University of California, San Diego. She is also an avid traveler and lover of vegan food.

Tim L.


PhD, English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Tim (he/him) is a freelance editor, teacher, and researcher who has edited and proofread projects in the areas of intellectual and cultural history, performance studies, literature, and critical thought. His academic background is in literature and intellectual history, and he wrote an award-winning dissertation about English, French, and Latin literature and political theory during the Renaissance. He has conducted archival research at the Huntington Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Tim taught academic research and writing at Columbia University for five years and won an award for undergraduate teaching in 2021. He has also worked in professional communications positions at Humanities Nebraska and the Heyman Center for the Humanities. Tim is originally from Omaha and is currently based in Boston.

Tess R.

Copyeditor, Proofreader, Dissertation Editor

PhD, Spanish & Portuguese Languages & Literatures, NYU

Tess (she/her) is an editor and translator based in Brooklyn, NY. She has a PhD in Spanish & Portuguese Languages & Literatures from New York University and has published academic articles on science and the construction of gender in Spanish novels. She has taught a range of culture, literature, and language classes at NYU and Bard Graduate Center. She has extensive experience working on English texts by Spanish-speaking authors and enjoys supporting early career academics with everything from cover letters to gallery texts to book manuscripts. Her areas of expertise include visual culture, gender studies, and affect studies. She has served as managing editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies and is a member of the EFA.

Peter R.

Developmental Editor

PhD, Linguistics, MIT

Peter, retired 20 years from academe, delights in the contemplative life of an academic editor. Peter has enjoyed the intellect-altering experience of being an early Noam Chomsky advisee in MIT’s Linguistics Department. Transformed for life into a student-without-portfolio, Rosenbaum’s thirst for learning has allowed him to edit works from the most remote corners of human inquiry. Peter is the author of numerous research monographs and textbooks, including the landmark Grammar of English Predicate Complement Constructions (MIT Press). Today, Rosenbaum primarily edits doctoral dissertations, articles for peer review, and scholarly books, loving the intellectual currency that this brings but no less the opportunity to continue his lifelong devotion to the support of keen minds.

Maria S.

Dissertation editor

MA, French, University of Illinois Chicago; MA and PhD Germanic Languages & Literatures, Washington University St. Louis

Maria (she/her) translates from French and German to English and has translated and edited texts ranging from literary to technical and early modern to contemporary. In her past life as a tenured professor, she taught translation and media studies, and she stays up to date by reviewing recent academic monographs for the Sixteenth Century Journal and continuing her scholarly work in the field of book history. She’s familiar with a range of citation formats and archival conventions, having conducted research at major European research libraries, including the HAB and the BSB in Germany and the BnF in France. She loves the challenge of translation and the pleasure of helping scholars bring their research to an English-speaking audience.

Maartje S.

Copyeditor, Book Proposal Editor

PhD, English, University of Cambridge

Maartje is a freelance editor and writer based in Cambridge, UK, and has a PhD in seventeenth-century literary history. With 12 years of experience in editorial roles at a leading university press, she knows the publishing process inside out and understands exactly what your academic publisher is looking for. She can prepare your book manuscript or article to their exact requirements and work with you to frame an effective proposal. She even loves tidying up references! She also writes research and news features for college development publications and jacket and marketing copy for academic books, and loves to make complex ideas accessible. Her specialist subjects are literature and history. She is a Professional Member of the CIEP.

Matt S.

Developmental Editor, Job applications

PhD, Art History, University of Chicago

Matt (he/him) relishes the intellectual engagement of developmental editing. A former professor (13 years) with extensive experience in academic writing, he thrives in helping others make themselves heard with clarity, interest, and resonance. His own publications include grant-supported articles and an award-winning book on medieval art and practices of listening. His teaching spanned pre-modern art. Before the pandemic, he gave tours at the Art Institute of Chicago—from Islamic ceramics to Romanticism to twentieth-century abstraction. Matt is at home in humanities scholarship that integrates theory and different disciplinary perspectives. He speaks French and Italian (also reads German, Latin). Parenting and volunteer work in education animate his days in Los Angeles. He is a member of the EFA.

Liz S.


PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University

Liz (she/her) is a freelance editor, translator, and researcher currently based in Germany. She is a specialist in Russian literature and Soviet and East German cultural history, particularly dance history and the history of aesthetics, and has years of experience conducting archival research. Liz enjoys editing scholarly articles, books, museum catalogues, grant proposals, and translations. Her study of languages and ample international experience make her a strong editor of work by those for whom English is not their first language. She holds degrees in the humanities from Princeton, Oxford, and Brown; was the recipient of a Fulbright research grant (2008–9); is a member of the EFA; and has completed the University of Chicago’s editing certificate.

James T.

Book Proposal Editor, Permissions, Developmental Editor

MA, Humanities, University of Chicago

James is experienced in developing scholarly book proposals and manuscripts. He is currently the publications manager for the Savannah College of Art and Design and prior to that he was an acquiring editor for the University of Chicago Press. In total he has spent over a decade working in publishing, including a brief stint working for a children’s magazine publisher. While at University of Chicago Press, James focused on acquisitions in contemporary art and media, such as Fiona Anderson's Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront (2019); and Alex Kitnick's Distant Early Warning: Marshall McLuhan and the Transformation of the Avant-Garde (2021). He has a strong interest in the arts with a background in film and photography.

Leslie W.

Developmental Editor

PhD, History, UC Berkeley

Leslie (she/her) is a former professor who derives joy from helping fellow scholars find their voices and confidently express the value of their work. After teaching student writing for nearly a decade, she managed the submissions and editing process at the journal Asia Pacific Perspectives from 2015 to 2018. Since then she has worked directly with many scholars to help them get clear on the “big picture” of their article or book. Though her home base is in history and visual culture, she enjoys working with a broad range of disciplines and theory across the humanities. Leslie spent a year in Thailand on a Fulbright IIE Fellowship (2004–5), fluently reads and speaks Thai (with smatterings of French, Russian and Spanish), and has traveled widely in Europe and Asia. She’s affiliated with the editorial associations ACES and the EFA.

Adam Zucker

Artists' Writings, Ghostwriting

MA, Art History and Museum Studies, City College of New York

Adam (he/him) is an art historian, curator, and educator. He is the Estate Manager and Archivist for the Estate of Irving Kriesberg. As an independent curator, Zucker has curated exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States. He directed his own gallery in Brooklyn, NY, called et al Projects from 2011 through 2014, where he presented exhibitions featuring emerging contemporary and underrepresented historical artists. His writing about modern twentieth- and twenty-first-century art topics has been published in exhibition catalogues and several print and online cultural publications. He also writes a blog called Artfully Learning about the benefits of integrating contemporary art within the K-12 and higher education curricula.

Certificates & Memberships

In addition to being vetted by our chief editor, the editors at Flatpage have training from some of the top editing programs in the United States, as well as extensive professional experience and professional development. Additionally, we are members of the leading editing organizations in the English-speaking world.

Logo for the UCSD copyediting certificate program
Logo for the Editorial Freelancers Association
Logo for the ACES society for editing
Scroll to Top