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About us

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

From editing and indexing cutting-edge scholarship to fostering public intellectual workand 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 & President
Sarah Grey
Sarah Grey
Editor & Indexer
Emma Warnken Johnson
Emma Warnken Johnson
Editor & Indexer
Michelle Velasquez-Potts
Michelle Velasquez-Potts
Researcher & Junior Editor
Christopher Persaud
Christopher Persaud
Digital Media Associate
Alexandra Sastre
Alexandra Sastre
Contributing Writer
Rebecca Reynolds
Rebecca Reynolds
Office Manager
Kate Drabinski
Kate Drabinski
Education Director & Coach
  • 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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