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

Our transnational team of developmental editors, copyeditors, indexers, researchers, and teachers work at the cutting edge of knowledge production, fostering the ideas and texts that build racial, gender, sexual, disability, and environmental justice.

We offer

Academic editing

Developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and manuscript reviews of books, journal articles, and book proposals

Book indexing

Back-of-the-book indexes for interdisciplinary texts in gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies, communication, and more

Online courses

Online courses in academic editing, book indexing, editorial project management, and academic podcasting

Our latest work

Cover of Playful protest with a Latinx woman singing joyfully and boldly
Cover of Beyond Straw Men, with two young children embracing while looking out over a massive garbage pile
Cover of Code Work, with a figure knitting next to a computer console covered in knitted fabrics
Cover of Cooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity, and Hawaiian Refreshment, with a child eating an ice cream cone
Cover of Ambivalent Affinities, with a blurred black and white photo of a Black femme person wrapped in the US flag
Cover of Women’s Activist Theatre in Jamaica and South Africa, with a Black femme actor sitting on stage

From our clients

Ideas on Fire has been a vital partner in launching and sustaining Feminist Anthropology. The thoughtfulness and deep intent that go into the copyediting process are reflected in the content expertise of the team and the clear communication with our editorial team and authors. Transparency has been a steady component of this relationship: journal style is revisited and articulated as necessary, and timelines are always honored. Working with IoF gives us confidence in the quality of our journal.”

Sameena Mulla

coeditor, Feminist Anthropology

“I have always been amazed at the broad range of interdisciplinary scholarship that Ideas on Fire has worked on. Working with the team was one of the most beneficial decisions I made to ensure that my book and its index would be useful and accessible to readers in diverse fields. I am so pleased with the index that Ideas on Fire created. It was so clearly thoughtful and demonstrated a rich understanding of and engagement with my work both on my own terms as well as in envisioning a broad potential of readers.”

Josef Nguyen

author, The Digital Is Kid Stuff: Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy

“IoF is especially skilled at working with interdisciplinary scholars. They were able to engage my book with an attentiveness to and care for the methods, sources, and theories I use. IoF not only pulled out concepts and themes I knew were central, they also identified ones that never would have occurred to me. They were incredibly communicative with me about what I could expect and set a clear timeline that kept everything on track.”

Marisol LeBrón

author, Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico

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