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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

The article that Amanda edited was accepted for revision at the American Sociological Review. I think her work had a lot to do with it. We are preparing the revised version and we asked her to do the proofreading and editing again because we are absolutely positive her editing got us our foot in the door. Amanda’s work is incredible. I mean it.

Yael Berda

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.

Bart Bonikowski

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.

Lina Britto

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.

Kristin Caulfield

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 ( 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

Working with Amanda has been a really positive and rewarding experience. Amanda has edited my ethnographic book on tourism, development, and labor in Mexico to make it appealing to a crossover audience of scholars in the social sciences and urban planning practitioners. I liked the way she has been able to craft the book’s theoretical insights for the general public without losing sight of the book’s more academic contributions. I loved how she worked independently on each chapter and wrote a detailed memo with the changes she had made. Amanda shared valuable insights from her own discipline to add to the statistics I was using; she fact-checked online sources and datasets; she was really respectful with the paragraphs that needed rewriting and added her rewriting on the side so it was easy when I was incorporating changes to make an informed decision of all the changes. Thanks to Amanda, my book reads better and I have gained expert knowledge on English writing conventions that I can come back to any time I need to. I will work with her again, for sure! ¡Gracias Amanda!

Matilde Córdoba Azcárate

Assistant Professor in Communication, UC San Diego

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.

Michèle Lamont

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.

Henry Tom

Executive Editor of Social Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Press