We are a diverse group of experienced editors and writers, all of whom have advanced degrees.
The team consists of the four core members who draw on their professional writing and research experience to ensure that our services are on time and of the best quality.
Principal Editor: Antoinette Villamil
Antoinette holds an MFA in English from New Mexico State University. She has taught high school and college level writing and composition classes, most recently at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. In addition, she spent several years tutoring at NMSU Writing Center, where she handled an array of writing projects: college essays, academic research papers, and doctoral dissertations. Her specialty is assisting students write application essays for college and graduate school admissions. Antoinette spends her free time reading, hiking, practicing yoga, and chasing after her toddler.
Creative Writing Editor: Sara Cooper
Sara currently teaches at the University of Houston, where she is pursuing a PhD in English. She received an MFA in poetry from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. While there, she directed a college access program for high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds and taught writing through The Border Book Festival’s Emerging Voices Program, The Women’s Intercultural Center, and Las Cruces’s Writers in the Schools program. She is a Writer in Residence with Houston’s Writers in the Schools program and her poetry has appeared in The Mid-American Review and Puerto del Sol. Her chapbook of poems, Mis-, was released by Grandma Moses Press in 2014.
Humanities/Social Sciences Editor: Kathrin DePue
Kathrin is a poet, artist, and budding theologian with a BA in Religion. In 2013, her poem, “The Strut of Spring,” was published in Sequel, the annual literary arts publication at Simpson College, for which she won second place in poetry. In 2014, she was the Sequel literary arts judge. She was also named the Roger Betsworth Outstanding Senior in Religion and the Outstanding Senior in the Humanities for 2013 by the Simpson College humanities departments. She is currently in the process of publishing her first chapbook of poetry, titled House Frames Shutter from the Death They Saw: Poetry for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Scientific/Technical Writing Consultant: Igor Kuznetsov
Igor is a published author with a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has nearly 20 years of experience in scientific terminology, laboratory research and applications, academic manuscript preparation and publication, and grant proposal writing. Outside of work, Igor can be found hiking or building furniture.