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About the Ideas on Fire team

Academic editors, indexers, and mentors working with interdisciplinary scholars

We are an academic publishing and consulting agency helping interdisciplinary, progressive academics write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds.

From editing and indexing cutting-edge scholarship to fostering public intellectual work and mentoring graduate students, the Ideas on Fire team can help you rock your interdisciplinary career.

Our office is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but our team works from all over North America, ensuring you get exactly the support you need no matter what time zone you’re in.

Meet the team

Cathy Hannabach

Cathy Hannabach

Founder & CEO

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Sarah Grey

Editor & Indexer

Emma Warnken Johnson

Emma Warnken Johnson

Editor & Indexer

Christopher Persaud

Christopher Persaud

Digital Media Associate

Kate Drabinski

Kate Drabinski

Education Director

Rebecca Reynolds

Rebecca Reynolds

Office Manager

  • Aymar Jean Christian
    I was pretty nervous about my manuscript and overwhelmed thinking about the work of copyediting it. Ideas on Fire cleaned up the formatting, specified specific areas for improvement, and indexed the book—making my life a whole lot easier. Their services have improved my productivity immensely. I’d recommend Ideas on Fire to any colleague on tenure-track looking for more productivity and manuscript editing.
    Aymar Jean Christian
    author of Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood and the Rise of Web Television
  • Cristina Visperas
    Previously, the managing editor and editorial board members of Catalyst copyedited the manuscripts in our journal. It was time-consuming and we were very excited to work with Ideas on Fire, which was recommended by a board member. Working with the group was  straightforward and hassle-free. We are extremely happy with the results of our joint effort and look forward to working with Ideas on Fire on future issues.
    Cristina Visperas
    managing editor of the journal Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience
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