I have a MA from Columbia University in the humanities and I specialize in academic writing and editing, in addition to various other types of writing and editing, copyediting, etc. I have a specialist's knowledge of fine art and I am fluent in many other arts, such as film, music, television, pop culture, crafts & traditional arts, theatre, and dance. I have a talent for fiction and non-fiction writing and I am interested in working on book or other projects in these areas.
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My experience is primarily in academic writing and editing. I am currently assistant editor on two academic book projects; one on European history and one on European archaeology. I have edited and copyedited publications and other academic papers in these fields (and others) for the past 3 years. I am also an accomplished academic writer in my own right, publishing in trade journals and edited volumes on art and cultural history.
In addition to my experience in academic writing, I am an avid reader of fiction, non-fiction, and journalism. My skills in the academic sector definitely translate well into non-academic forums, as I fully understand the exigencies of other forms of writing and can adapt to any situation.
I am also an experienced researcher and can fact-check or perform original research on a wide variety of topics. I have carried out research on fine art, film, architecture, popular culture, music, and history. I have an adept command of libraries, archives, and online resources.
I am particularly skilled at synthesizing information, outlining, and producing copy based on others' research. I have performed exceptionally well in this capacity, working closely with a historian/archaeologist over the past 3 years to publish her work on the medieval Mediterranean.
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Dr. Michelle Hobart
Content & Copyeditor, digital imaging for pub.
2009 - Present
Content and copyedit academic papers in Medieval art history and archaeology for publication and conference presentations. Manage editorial projects for volumes due out with Brill and SUNY Press....
Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art
Copy Editor/Editorial Assistant
2008 - 2010
Copy Edited this academic journal in African art history and visual culture.