About

Editing

I currently work in-house at the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) as deputy managing editor, where I manage the journal’s social media channels and website; handle parts of the production process; manage the peer review process; and coordinate special initiatives. I have been a part of the AJPM editorial team since 2016. I am also the founding Managing Editor of AJPM Focus, an all-open access companion journal to AJPM that I helped launch in January 2022.

Other work includes Korean romanization checks for four books in the Perspectives on Contemporary Korea series from Michigan Press to ensure adherence to McCune-Reischauer romanization.

On a freelance basis, I have copyedited numerous article and dissertation manuscripts, particularly in the fields of history, the social sciences, and East Asian studies. I also copyedit and consult on academic job market materials. Please get in touch if you are seeking a copyeditor by emailing saramcadorykim@gmail.com.

Writing

When I’m not doing editorial work, I’m often writing. My writing in the mystery genre earned me a Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing ($500).

Background

I studied journalism and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as an undergraduate and received an MA with honors in comparative education from the Institute of Education, a unit of University College London. I adapted my master’s thesis for publication in the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. I also spent two years in the graduate Applied Linguistics and Culture Contents program at Korea University.

Having spent eight years teaching English in South Korea, I am particularly adept at working with speakers of English as a second language. My time in South Korea included a stint at Korea Military Academy, South Korea’s equivalent of West Point, where I edited entrance exams and white papers in addition to teaching duties and was ringer on my department’s swim team.

I live in Houston, Texas, with my husband and sons.