Stephanie Cohen-Perez


Stephanie Cohen-Perez is a copyeditor at Ideas on Fire, where she helps interdisciplinary scholars create memorable, clear, and effective texts through editorial collaboration.

A wordsmith at heart, she manages her own freelance editing business and is an assistant acquisitions editor at the MIT Press, working on computer science and cognitive science books as well as intersecting fields such as artificial intelligence, bioethics, philosophy, and psychology. She formerly held editorial roles at both Macmillan (Bedford/St. Martin’s) and the University Press of Florida.

Stephanie co-chairs the MIT Press’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, acquiring a diverse range of authors and peer reviewers and making the workplace a welcoming environment for current and future staff and visitors.   

In her free time, Stephanie writes book reviews for Publishers Weekly, BookPage, and BookList. She reads widely in the fields of literature, art and art history, and popular culture, and explores projects at the intersection of a variety of mediums like comics, graphic novels, and film and music studies. Stephanie enjoys travel, often with her canine companion—she is a proud rescue dog parent and is passionate about animal rights and advocacy.

Stephanie received an MA in English from Boston University and a BA in English from the University of Florida.

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