I offer structural editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for scholars in the qualitative social sciences and humanities. Projects include journal articles, conference papers, and book-length projects published by Routledge and Springer. In addition, I provide citation formatting, document formatting, and indexing services.
I'm especially adept at working with non-native writers of English.
My areas of content specialization are art history, anthropology, sociology, Japanese studies, and museum studies.
I've worked with students at all levels (undergraduate, master's, and PhD) at top-ranked universities in the United States, England, and Europe. I work with students in the qualitative social sciences and the humanities to copyedit, proofread, and format theses and dissertations. I identify areas that need clarification; edit to ensure consistency; correct errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; and ensure adherence to your selected style guide and your university's submission requirements.
Style and citation guides: APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA
I have a wide range of interests, and my editing projects reflect this curiosity about humans and the world in which we live. I find great satisfaction in helping authors to tell their story and to share their skills or their perspective on the world.
Recent projects have included a book for parents of special needs children, a book on research-based methods for managing your inbox, and a book of travel photography.
I offer developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading.
Hello! I'm Akiko Yamagata.
I have been working with writers of scholarly publications, dissertations, and non-fiction books for ten years. I hold a BA from Williams College in political science and sociology and an MA from Harvard University in Japanese art and culture.
In addition to being an editor, I am a museum educator who uses art to help medical professionals develop observation skills, build stronger teams, improve communication, and reflect on their practice. I do this at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
I've lived in the Boston/Cambridge area since 2007.