Category Archives: Editorial

Copyediting for UC Press

After my first book for the press, I have gone on to work on several more.

  • A History of Modern Tibet, vol. 4, In the Eye of the Storm, 1957–1959, by Melvyn C. Goldstein (October 2019)
  • Rivers of Iron: Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia, by David M. Lampton, Selina Ho, and Cheng-Chwee Kuik (October 2020)
  • Cartographies of Youth Resistance: Hip-Hop, Punk, and Urban Autonomy in Mexico, by Maurice Rafael Magaña (November 2020)
  • Parallel Modernism: Koga Harue and Avant-Garde Art in Modern Japan, by Chinghsin Wu (November 2019)

Coming up later this summer is a book by Roger Garside, with the tentative title China Coup: The Great Leap to Freedom. Each book from this university press has been interesting and challenging in different ways.

An interesting bilingual project

Hermila Galindo of Mexico
Hermila Galindo, Mexican feminist
Soon after I started this blog last summer, the project editor at the Southern Illinois University Press found me and asked if I was interested in copyediting a book for them. Given its daunting name of Mestiza Rhetorics: An Anthology of Mexicana Activism in the Spanish-Language Press, 1887–1922, I had to decide whether I was interested enough and qualified to work with old-fashioned Spanish-language texts written in a period of Mexican history I was not extremely familiar with. I’m glad I said yes.
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New client: University of California Press

San Francisco MOMA redesign
The new SFMOMA, view from Yerba Buena Gardens
I got a chance to meet a couple of the senior editors on staff at UC Press last May during the Saturday lunch at my first National Museum Publishing Seminar. That’s a biennial conference that was held at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco this year. A highlight of the weekend was the party at “the newly transformed and expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) [, which] opened its doors to the public on May 14, 2016.”

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