I have a great deal of experience working with ESL writers, especially those whose first language is Japanese, Chinese, or Korean. As someone who has taught language both professionally and voluntarily, I enjoy working with ESL writers to help them clearly and skillfully communicate their ideas to their academic communities.

I’ve edited journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and translated books across many different disciplines, as well as presentations and job application materials such as cover letters and syllabi.

My own research interests are in Japanese film, literature, and pop culture studies. I am eager to work with you on academic work in any field in the humanities, from literary theory to religious studies to history.

I am proficient with MLA, APA, and (especially) Chicago style guides.


M.A., University of Oregon, East Asian Languages & Literatures
Thesis title: Inside the Boy Inside the Robot: Mobile Suit Gundam and Interiority

B.A., University of Utah, Japanese Language & Literature, Asian Studies

Current editing positions

Proofreader for the U.S.–Japan Women’s Journal, fall 2017 to present

Copyeditor for ASIANetwork Exchange, fall 2020 to present


A resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, I have lived in Hawaiʻi, Oregon, Maryland, and Japan. I’ve also been a legal assistant, a teacher, a library circulation specialist, and an academic book publicist. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading and watching films, making video games and films, writing fiction and essays, spending time with my partner and our cats (Boris and Natasha), and enjoying the mountains and deserts of Utah.

I have a compendium of my other interests and activities here.