Anitra Grisales ~ Academic Editing & Translation


Anitra Grisales ~ Academic Editing & Translation


Assisting professors, intellectuals, and independent authors since 2004

Whether you are a first-time author puzzling over how to turn your dissertation into a book, a senior scholar with a long list of titles on your CV, or an indie writer with a story to tell, I am sure I can help. I specialize in developmental and substantive editing of nonfiction book proposals and manuscripts, in addition to consulting on the publishing process in general. I am also available for lectures or workshops on dissertation-to-book revision and publishing your first book.

As a published author and former editorial acquisitions associate at a major university press, I understand the craft and the industry from multiple perspectives. I have shepherded nearly 70 books into print since I started my own business in 2006, and I look forward to doing the same for yours.

Explore my website to learn more about the specific services I offer, and then contact me with a detailed description of your project, editing or translation needs, and deadline.

Anitra stepped in at a formative stage; hers is indeed the magic touch.
— Duke University Press author


While I am based in Berkeley, California, I work with authors from all around the globe.


Areas of Specialty

cultural and medical anthropology

TELEVISION, FILM, and media studies

american studies


latin American and latinx art, history, and culture

asian american studies

feminist studies

Middle East Studies

critical theory

law and society



Let's Connect

Use the form below to contact me regarding your project. Please be as detailed as possible, including the nature and length of your work, your goal in working with an editor, and your time frame. I tend to book out several months in advance, so please keep that in mind when considering your deadline.

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