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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/sexuality studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies, communication, and more

Online courses

Digital trainings in academic podcasting, public engagement, and professional editing to help you rock your interdisciplinary career

Our latest work

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Cover of Tiffany Lethabo King's The Black Shoals - Charcoal drawing of a person on grey background
Cover of Liat Ben-Moshe's Decarcerating Disability - Green and blue circular lines with pieces breaking out
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From our clients

Working with Ideas on Fire was an oasis, an opportunity to receive affirming, consistent, and constructive feedback on my writing from a knowledgable but impartial source.”

Ronak Kapadia

author of Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War

“Working with Ideas on Fire was an incredible experience. I have new expectations for copyeditors and indexers now, thanks to their work. I recommend IoF to all the academics and writers I know.”

Tiffany Lethabo King

author of The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies

It’s clear that IoF is especially skilled at working with interdisciplinary scholars. They were able to engage my book with an attentiveness to for the methods, sources, and theories I use.”

Marisol LeBrón

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

“I recommend Ideas on Fire’s services to anyone, from recent PhD grads and early academics to veteran scholars. The opportunity to have a fresh set of eyes on a project—particularly if those eyes are well-versed in academic culture and theory—is a gift.”

Nora Draper

author of The Identity Trade: Selling Privacy and Reputation Online

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On the blog

Rediscovering Your Writing Voice

Rediscovering Your Writing Voice

How to rediscover your writing voice after losing confidence, including soliciting constructive feedback and reclaiming your agency.

Writing with Confidence at the Sentence Level

Writing with Confidence at the Sentence Level

Authority and confidence in scholarly writing are closely connected. The more confident you sound, the more authoritative your argument will sound, too. But what if you have a clear, compelling argument and solid contributions to your field but are still told your...

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