graphite editing

selected client LIST


Routledge, Springer/TMC Asser, Arcadia Publishing, Michelmas Press, Rowman & Littlefield, Sutherland House


The Emily Dickinson Journal, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Monumenta Nipponica, Religions, Visual Anthropology, Work

Universities (client affiliations) 

Cambridge University, Case Western University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, University of Reading, University of Sydney, University of Vienna, Wesleyan University, Yale University


Future Directors Institute, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Manzanita Police Department, New Jersey State Bar Foundation, The Everest Project  

client testimonials

Colleen, professor, management

I hired Akiko to help me improve the organization and language of my dissertation. Her suggestions made such a difference. After I worked with her, my reader commented on how the writing was tightened up and how it flowed much better! I can't thank her enough.

Kayla, MA student, design

I worked on my graduate school applications with Akiko over numerous sessions, and she exceeded my expectations. Different from other editors I have worked with, she works diligently on the structure and logic of a piece. Thanks to her meticulous feedback and comments, my essays became much stronger, and I received an offer from my dream school. It was a long shot because it is a competitive program and my background was not a perfect fit. I believe the essay made the difference. I can't recommend her enough. 

Alison, MA student, psychology

I had no idea what a wonderful difference in readability a good editor can make before I found Akiko. I've also learned a lot that I can take away for my own growth as a writer. Akiko is easy-going in nature but razor sharp in her editing skills. I highly recommend working with her.

Ehsan, professor, management

Akiko did a wonderful job at editing our journal paper and went beyond expectations. Thanks very much!

Paul, author

Right Seat, Right Table was my first book, and I admit that before engaging Akiko as my editor, I thought my manuscript was pretty decent. Akiko helped me to see how the book would be clearer and stronger with some big structural changes. But instead of making it hard to rewrite, Akiko made the process easy. She has a gift for keeping it simple, and I believe it comes from how much time she put into really knowing me, my goals, my process, and the purpose of the book. She guided me so expertly that without her I would not have the book of which I am immensely proud. 

Amy, author

When I began searching for an editor to assist me in telling my story, I was very nervous. I needed to find someone who I knew would help me tell my story while maintaining my voice and aligning the project with my goals. I considered several editors, but Akiko stood out as both professional and talented. I know my book, Beyond the Diagnosis, would not be what it is today without her assistance.