Married and long-time Missourians, each of us has expanding backgrounds in editing and writing. We are committed academics, particularly in the humanities, though the scope of our interests is far-reaching. We don’t have any kids or pets, so we devote our time and attention to what we value more highly than just about anything: good food and literature.
(If you’re looking for our editing manifesto, that’s here.)
The Philosopher (Her)
Beth has a BA in philosophy and Spanish and is a current PhD student (Philosophy Department) at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where by day she studies and by night she studies (and where she has undergone rigorous training in clear, concise writing). Her special interests are philosophy of language and epistemology (i.e., how we know–or do we know? She may be a skeptic). Her studies in Spanish, French, and Teaching English as a Second Language (read: metagrammar) have refined her grammatical acuity while her studies in philosophy give her an edge on evaluating content for precision of thought. She’s a freelancer for a couple of academic publishers and has edited numerous academic texts (e.g., professors’ articles, doctoral dissertations, and textbooks). She specializes in the following styles: CMOS, APA, and MLA. (See current resume.)
Moreover, she is an emotive propagator of the Oxford comma and its ability to afford intra-sentential clarity. [She has been told to delete this sentence but refuses to comply.]
The Critical Theorist (Him)
Jeremiah has a BA in English and Biblical Studies and intends to enter a graduate program in Critical Theory soon. In the meantime, he reads the New York Times, New Yorker, and Atlantic obsessively, and his primary interests are environmental ethics, queer theory, ecocriticism, politics, and religion. He’s a post-structuralist, a la Barthes, and an aspiring environmentalist. Lately, he’s been editing dissertations following the Turabian style guide, but he is proficient in the following as well: CMOS, APA, MLA, AP, and SBL. (See current resume.)
His favorite lexical curiosities are auto-antonyms, or contranyms, such as bolt, which means both to flee and to pin down.