Editor Bios


Ashley Troutman has a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Nonfiction Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, where she had the honor of acting as a Graduate Assistant in 2008 and was invited to speak at her commencement ceremony in 2009. Ashley is the Managing Editor for CambridgeEditors, Feature Editor for The New Hampshire Writer’s Project, and currently writes for The Somerville News. Ashley has edited novels, memoirs, articles, essays, and other works of creative writing.


Since 2006, Barney Latimer has been an assistant editor of PMLA, an academic journal published quarterly by the Modern Language Association of America.  He has also edited memoirs, children’s books, screenplays, and dissertations.  He received a BA in English at Yale University, where he graduated magna cum laude.  While studying in the graduate English program at New York University, he taught undergraduate classes in English literature and composition.


Kristie Reilly is an editor and writer with more than a decade of experience.  She has edited for an academic journal of astrophysics published by the University of Chicago Press (home of the Chicago Manual of Style), other technical books and publications, a national political magazine, and an independently published journal of cultural criticism.  She currently freelance writes and edits for a variety of publications, and holds a position of a writer and editor for the Harvard Medical School.


Duaine R. Jackola, Ph.D. has a Doctorate in Biophysical Sciences from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, with emphasis upon human immune cell interactions. He has over thirty years of research and publication history in human immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, and mathematical modeling and computer simulations.  Jackola had professional experience in both basic science and clinical research, particularly ‘complex’ human diseases. His expertise is in data analyses and analytical computer software. Professional memberships in American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Association of Immunologists (AAI), American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), and Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). During the past 3 years, he has edited over 800 documents, including scientific manuscripts, abstracts for international meetings, research grant proposals, and the like.


Alyssa Stalsberg is a PhD candidate in English at Emory University. Her research and fields of expertise are: global Anglophone postcolonial literatures, 19th century American Literature, gender and sexuality theory, translation theory, postcolonial theory, and sociolinguistics. She received an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from New York University in 2006, and her B.A in English from Smith College in 2000. In 2009, she won the Best Graduate Essay award in the Emory English Program. She has been freelance editing since 2002, and joined the staff of CambridgeEditors in 2008.


Sunanda Vittal has over fifteen years of editing and writing experience in an academic setting in the engineering colleges at Iowa State University, and most recently, at Arizona State University.  Her professional career has included experience as a college-level English instructor, a communication specialist and an editor of science and engineering publications, all of which has provided her with multiple perspectives on the craft of writing and editing. She has two Master’s degrees (ESL and English Literature) and is comfortable editing both British and American English. Her expertise is editing technical material written by non-native speakers of English.


Ellen Kaplan-Maxfield is a freelance professional editor with extensive experience as a book editor. She holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School (1994) and has also done graduate work in philosophy at Boston College, where she designed and taught for three years in the early 1980s a two-semester Introduction to Philosophy course. In 2008 she completed a six-month distance learning course in back-of-the-book indexing through UC–Berkeley’s Extension Program and now provides indexing services as well as copy- and substantive editing, specializing in the fields of psychology and philosophy. She is also skilled in Adobe InDesign production work including design, layout, and typesetting.


Lisa Haviland has edited an array of academic and business publications, including journals steeped in both the social and physical sciences, textbooks and dissertations on subjects ranging from art to finance, and business-to-business magazines for publishers such as Pepperdine University. She is a published poet, with her work appearing in Another America (both in print and online), City Works Press, and The Pedestal Magazine. She has also reported and written on music, theatre, culture, politics and community dynamics for magazines that include Antigravity in New Orleans and Popshifter online. Haviland is currently producing three staged readings of her latest play, Post-Apocalypse, a direct account of life in post-flood New Orleans, to be held over Halloween weekend 2010 in New York City, directed by Cheryl King. Haviland graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor’s in Communication and Journalism and obtained a Master’s degree in Professional Writing, with an emphasis on playwriting, from the University of Southern California, where she worked as a writing consultant. She also taught English composition and film/literature for the University of New Orleans.


Laura Paquette holds an MA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. She has written for publications such as New England Film, e-how.com, and Step-by-Step Marketing. She has also worked as an editorial assistant for the non-profit magazine Teen Voices, which encourages young women to think about the role of media in their lives. While receiving her BA in English Literature, she completed a thesis on Shakespeare’s progressive use of jealousy and served as head intern at campus publishing house, Fiction Collective 2.

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