Anitra Grisales ~ Academic Editing & Translation

Clients and Testimonials

My clients include professors from distinguished universities around the globe and right here in my own neighborhood. I also work with a select handful of independent authors, corporations, and institutions.

I have had the honor of working on books that have been published recently by Duke University Press, University of California Press, UNC Press, MIT Press, University of Texas Press, and Seven Stories Press, in addition to nearly every other scholarly publisher in the United States. To date, I have edited more than 50 books that have been published over the last decade or so, with more forthcoming. I specialize in the humanities and social sciences, and enjoy working with non-native English speakers and writers from all over the world. 



Anitra Grisales touched my words in English with her editorial magic.
— Marisol de la Cadena, author of Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds (Duke, 2015)
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You were essential, the heart and soul of the project!
— Paul Amar, author of The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism (Duke, 2014)
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Anitra stepped in at a formative stage; hers is indeed the magic touch.
— Shefali Chandra, author of The Sexual Life of English: Languages of Caste and Desire in Colonial India (Duke, 2012)
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Anitra Grisales is my secret weapon (no longer). Her edits respect my style and at the same time help my arguments achieve their best articulation. She always works precisely, carefully paying attention to the many layers of the arguments I present, and she asks questions that help, inspire, and energize me to make the work better and better. And in all this, she is never ever late!
— Celine Parreñas Shimizu, author of Straightjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies (Stanford, 2012) and The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene (Duke, 2007)

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I just got back the copyedits for the book...! I was just reading the preamble and explanation of what they did, and it ends like this: ‘Your book is one of the most polished typescripts we’ve edited so far.’ So a big thank you to you again, because that’s in large part due to your great work!!
— Peter Limbrick, author of Making Settler Cinemas: Film and Colonial Encounters in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia (Palgrave, 2010)