Audra has been assisting me with line and developmental editing on numerous ethnographic and conceptual pieces over the years. She is one of the most effective people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She has helped me shape data into organized stories, stories into theoretic arguments, and arguments into published peer-reviewed journal articles. Audra is a valuable colleague and coach, whose mentorship has played a key role in my success in navigating the tenure-track.
—assistant professor, public state university
Audra is my hero. She has a way of taking a large amount of information and condensing it into what I’m really trying to say when I have gotten bogged down in the sheer volume of my materials. She’s great at pointing out where I need to fill in the gaps in my work to enhance the flow, and where I’m being unnecessarily opaque or verbose. I recommend her as well for helping to process reviewer feedback and get to what are productive suggestions vs. ones I can safely disregard. She is very careful to edit to maintain my writing style and tone and works to make sure she understands what I am trying to accomplish with a project. I wish I could work with her on absolutely everything I do.
--Elizabeth Rodwell, Assistant Professor of Digital Media
Audra’s attention to detail is the best I’ve ever encountered, and I’ve worked with several very good copyeditors. I like that she takes time to understand arguments being advanced and occasionally offer constructive criticism, as opposed to just working on language. Thanks to her efforts, Mind Ecologies reads better and is more accessible, and the latter is especially important to me.
—Matthew Crippen, Visiting Professor of Philosophy
Audra helped me edit 89 abstracts for a conference that had been translated from Russian into English. She brought a sure touch and a great eye for detail to smoothing out all of the irregularities in the initial translations, showing an impressive ability to edit content that was not originally in English. The resulting program was much more readable for an English-speaking audience. Audra was also a pleasure to work with: professional, conscientious, and punctual. I highly recommend her as an editor.
—Michael Cole, Professor Emeritus of Communication
I'm writing with sheer joy at your craft. I have been doing full-time research and publishing since 1981 and know something of the art of writing. That background leads me to deeply appreciate the magic you wrought on the rough interview text you received from Michael Pollan. Sentence by sentence I watched the creative solutions you invented to the problems in the original. My own touches have been relatively light. What you have produced out of this difficult assignment is a work of art.
—Philip Clayton, Director of the Institute for Ecological Civilization
lead editor of The New Possible: Visions of Our World beyond Crisis
Before pursuing a Ph.D. in communication, I was a journalist for two decades. The transition from narrative writing for a general audience to argumentative writing for a scholarly readership has been challenging. Thankfully, working with Audra has eased the conversion. Audra possesses preternatural skills for calmly and soberly evaluating a text and easily communicating its strengths, weaknesses, and ultimate potential. I have come to rely on her insight at multiple stages of my writing, from developing the framing of initial concepts to the fine-tuning of sentence clarity. I expect to be thanking her effusively on acknowledgements pages throughout my future career.
—Thomas Conner, PhD candidate & cultural critic
Working with Audra was such an immense pleasure. In addition to doing copious background research and compiling exhaustive reference data for the appendices, she collected all the beautiful images for my book along with their permissions—which meant making contacts, establishing relationships, and following through with sometimes difficult-to-reach sources until every last signature was on file. Her work was reliable and trustworthy, and all our interactions were not only incredibly professional, but easy and straightforward. Even when my instructions and requests lacked clarity, she was able to discern my needs and deliver what I was looking for—no micromanagement necessary, and no second guessing her work. Thank you Audra!
—Shawna Kidman, Assistant Professor of Communication
Audra is a skilled editor who is not only extremely knowledgeable in her craft, but she is tremendously professional as well—she's punctual, accountable, and has an open and transparent communication style. I hired Audra to help copyedit, conduct image permissions research, and format my dissertation. I was under a tight timeline due to an upcoming teaching position and can honestly say that choosing to work with Audra was one of the best decisions I could have made!
—Caroline Collins, MFA, PhD