Work with Cathy

Publishing support for interdisciplinary scholars

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Through her editing and indexing agency Ideas on Fire, Cathy provides progressive, interdisciplinary scholars the help they need to write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds.

Offering developmental editing, copyediting, publisher research, book indexing, and journal support, Cathy and her global team are available for new projects.

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Keynotes, workshops, and panels

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Cathy is a sought-after keynote, workshop, and panel speaker on interdisciplinary scholarly publishing, editing, and podcasting.

She speaks at universities, conferences, community organizations, and scholarly associations and offers both in-person and online talks (via Zoom).

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Mentorship for editors and indexers

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Cathy directs the mentorship program for the LGBTQ+ Editors Association (founded by Vee White), which seeks to diversify publishing at all levels.

Offering free group and one-on-one mentorship opportunities, the program delivers intergenerational teaching and learning opportunities to LGBTQ+ editors around the globe.

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Cathy directs the Ideas on Fire #Prof-Dev (professional development) series offering IoF team members learning opportunities to grow their skills and publishing careers.

Covering the ins and outs of freelance careers in scholarly publishing, the series tackles the technical knowledges, business accumen, relationship building, and infrastructure support needed to navigate this vibrant and ever-changing industry.

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Cathy teaches an array of online courses through Ideas on Fire about interdisciplinary publishing, scholarly editing, and academic podcasting.

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