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Academic Career

PhD, Ethnomusicology, Florida State University, 2012

My specialization is highly interdisciplinary but most broadly concerns music in all historical and socio-cultural contexts. I researched the popular culture and music of postsocialist Eastern Europe but I am well versed in the broader critical theory of all of the humanities (media studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, history, and gender studies).  

Below are some of my publications:

2013. “Kelmti Hora (My Word is Free) produced by Emel Mathlouthi,” in The World of Music Vol.2/2. Recording review. ed. by Robert Fry and Barbara Alge.

2012. “The Power of Imitation in Music Idol: Popular Music and Cultural Agency in Post-Socialist Bulgaria” in Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format ed. by Joost de Bruin and Koos Zwaan, Ashgate.

2012. “Imitation and Controversy: Performing (Trans)Sexuality in Post-Communist Bulgaria” in Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge ed. by Feona Attwood, Vincent Campbell, I.Q. Hunter and Sharon Lockyer, Palgrave-Macmillan

Proofreading/Editing Experience and Qualifications

  • Seven-plus years of editing and proofreading experience for
    • Publishers and university presses, working on ethnomusicology books/articles and world music textbooks
    • Independent authors, pre-submission, primarily in the humanities
    • Senior researchers, working on teaching materials and future publications    
  • Reference materials: Chicago, APA, MLA, a variety of house style guides
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat
  • Experienced in corresponding with both authors and institutional/independent editors
  • Experienced in formatting and editing variety of style content and topics (from undergraduate student assignments to seasoned academics’ research)


Proofreading, Editing/Copyediting, Transcription (spoken text and music notation), Translation/Editing (English-Bulgarian language pair).

Personal Message

I find editing/copyediting and proofreading stimulating because I enjoy reading, writing, and learning. I have a broad spectrum of personal and academic interests: from performing arts' aesthetics and economic anthropology to vegan cooking and pandas. Whatever your project and needs, I can assist you in a professional yet personable way.


I am available full time! Please, inquire privately for a specific time line on larger projects.