Huzzahs

Huzzahs!Here are a few kind words from individuals and organizations I have worked with over the years.

Editing is exacting, but enjoyable—and the process includes laughter:

It is no easy task coordinating academics and their writings into a journal of the quality of Academic Questions, but Felicia Chernesky does so consistently issue after issue, combining acute reasoning with intellectual style.

Mark Bauerlein
Professor of English, Emory University
Author of The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against
Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking

For a quarter century Felicia Chernesky’s job has been to translate professorial writing into limpid English prose. No one since Champollion has had a more challenging assignment. Academic Questions, the flagship journal of the National Association of Scholars, owes its readability to her efforts.

Stephen H. Balch
Director, The Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
Texas Tech University
Founding President, National Association of Scholars

Felicia Chernesky is the Houdini of editors. She can unlock the meaning in the most tangled sentence. She is also a kind of Jeeves for writers: on hand with the perfect antidote for the times when our prose isn’t in fighting trim. I’ve worked with Felicia for over six years and learned to trust her completely.

Peter Wood
President, National Association of Scholars
Editor, Academic Questions

Felicia Chernesky is a first-rate editor: knowledgeable on all matters related to scholarly writing, which she addresses with wit, common sense, and a fine ear for linguistic nuance.

David Solway
Award-winning Canadian Poet, Essayist, and  Literary Critic

Not only are Felicia’s proofreading and editing skills extraordinary, but her flexibility to work with an organization’s timeline is also top-notch. The Institute for American Values is extremely appreciative of how Felicia accommodates our often ridiculous turnaround times and still produce first-rate work.

Josephine Tramontano
Director of Outreach and Publications
Institute for American Values

It’s a joy to work with Felicia. She’s an efficient, eloquent, practical, and sophisticated editor.

George Dent
Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University

Felicia is an excellent editor, always professional but never too intrusive.

Jane S. Shaw
President, John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

Felicia has a keen sense for the cadence and rhythm of good English prose. Nothing is more important in a journal editor. In writing articles for Academic Questions, I have been blessed with her editorial oversight for many years now.

Russell Nieli
Lecturer in Politics, Princeton University

Felicia Chernesky is a superb editor. A gifted writer herself, she also has the rare ability both to edit and to manage every aspect of journal production. She has guided a number of my own poems, essays, and scholarly articles all the way from drafts through publication, and I trust her as much as any editor I know. She is always forthright, efficient, professional, careful…and almost always right! I cannot recommend her too highly.

David J. Rothman
Poetry Concentration Director, MFA in Creative Writing
Western State Colorado University