My special thanks also go to Amanda Pearson for her outstanding editorial work and good humor. Without her steady influence and careful attention this would have been a much more difficult process, and a far less enjoyable one.
David C. Atkinson
Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University
Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Hebrew University
Amanda’s writing and editorial skills are outstanding. She’s easily able to transform complex scholarly prose into a clear, attention-grabbing narrative. What is more, she loves to write and to craft language precisely. Amanda also brings an acute visual sense to publications, both digital and print. Amanda is also an excellent program manager. She sets project milestones and keeps to every goal. She works very cooperatively with others, making everyone look good in the process. She’s a highly motivated strategic thinker, taking great initiative and consistently following through.
Steven B. Bloomfield
Associate Director, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Thanks for your excellent edits. I’ve accepted most of them. You’ve already made the piece much stronger. I look forward to working with you again in the future. It’s nice to see what a professional operation like yours can accomplish in such a short time. My tweets usually get 500-1000 impressions (in total), a handful of engagements, and one or two retweets.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Amanda es impecable. Su edición y corrección no solo han contribuido a que mi inglés escrito sea más académico y fluido, sino también a mejorar problemas de contenido, haciendo mis argumentos más claros y mi evidencia más consistente, en últimas, haciendo más sólido mi trabajo. Más que una correctora, diría que Amanda tiene el talento y la ética de una editora implacable y una lectora sagaz.
Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University
I had the good fortune of collaborating with Amanda for several years at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Together with the executive director, we established and maintained the communications strategy of the Center, including both its print and web products. I truly appreciate her strategic thinking skills, attention to detail, and commitment to successful project execution. She provided keen editorial and team leadership skills and always produced the highest quality work in an efficient manner. Amanda is a great team leader as well, and she has the ability to wrangle multiple personalities and talents to achieve the best results. In the throes of tight deadlines, Amanda is able to step back, take a breath, and propose a solution. She is responsible, dedicated, passionate, and a delight to work with.
Manager of Communications, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
A belated thanks for the excellent interview with me that you put together for the Gazette. It hit just the right tone and questions. It’s been posted on the web page for my new book (pursuingsustainability.org). I’ve had all sorts of positive comments. A real pleasure to work with you.
William C. Clark
Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School
I read this report quickly on the plane last week, and read it again last night. Honestly, this is one of the most thorough and accurate reports of a conference that I have read. Speaking as someone who is proud both of my writing and ability to report well on what was said, I was really impressed with your ability to capture the debates and details.
James A. Cooney
Vice Provost for International Affairs, Colorado State University
I appreciate all that you have done to publicize the work of the Center over the past year. We have been very fortunate to have you on board as we were developing our social media presence.
Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, and Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
My co-author and I see and agree with a lot of the points you’ve made — and we appreciate you explaining your rationale and highlighting things for us to consider. It will DEFINITELY make the paper better. Thanks again for all of your help!
James D. Long
Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
Amanda, in short, you have done a remarkable job in pulling this manuscript together and clearing up the textual and organization issues of the version I had seen earlier. Thank you.
Executive Editor of Social Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Press