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AKIKO YAMAGATA

Owner and editor, Graphite Editing

I have been working with writers of scholarly publications, dissertations, nonfiction books, and organizational reports and communications for more than ten years. I have broad intellectual interests and a deep curiosity about humans' diverse experiences and perspectives, and this is reflected in my projects. This orientation is the result of an international upbringing, and I make use of the adaptive communication skills that come with being bilingual and bicultural when reading and editing your work.  


I hold a BA from Williams College in political science and sociology and an MA from Harvard University in East Asian studies with a specialization in Japanese art and culture. My education led me to settle in Cambridge, but I am often in Detroit; and in both cities, I welcome opportunities to work with local clients. 


When I'm not at my desk, I can be found in bookstores and museums, especially the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the MFA, I teach in the Art and Medicine program, using works of art to help medical professionals develop observation skills, build stronger teams, improve communication, and reflect on their practice. 

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