Audra Sim

Giant Squid Edits


Portland, Oregon / Remote



Academic, Nonfiction, Instructional, Music, Communication, Reference, Humanities, Social Sciences, Performing Arts


I provide editing, permissions, and research services to academic and nonfiction writers. I offer developmental editing, substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, dissertation/thesis formatting, permissions editing, image research, and other research support. I also offer services as a writing coach.

I have a PhD in Communication, an MA in Historical Musicology, and an MA in Library & Information Studies. My bachelor's degrees from Oberlin College & Conservatory were in English and music history.

Besides books and articles about music, I also edit music-adjacent text, such as album liner notes, musician bios, and program notes.

If you want to work with an editor who has worked as an interdisciplinary scholar, research librarian, and college writing instructor, and who can work with you intelligently as a writer and knowledge producer, you have found the right person. For more information, please see my website:


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