Caroline Knapp


Remote / California / New Mexico



Copyediting, developmental editing, and coaching for scholarly writers


Scholarly writers need scholarly editors. Whether you are turning your dissertation into a first book, preparing an article for revise-and-resubmit, or crafting a chapter for an edited volume, you need an editorial expert by your side. I specialize in working with writers from across the humanities and social sciences to ensure that they are ready to pass peer review with flying colors. I work on:

• book manuscripts
• journal articles and book chapters
• dissertations
• prospectuses
• scholarly job applications

For some scholarly writers, I work with a manuscript from its earliest stages, helping resolve large-scale structural and organizational dilemmas and providing coaching and support for the writing process.

For others, I’m the final stop before submission, and I focus on polishing prose, tidying up citations, and ensuring that house styles are followed to a T.

I have nearly twenty years experience working in-house and freelance for some of the best scholarly publishers in the country, including the University of California Press. I've helped guide dozens of scholarly authors into publication.

If you think you might need editorial expertise on your side, reach out. We’ll figure out together whether my services are the right fit for your work.


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