I’m a full-time BELS-certified freelance copyeditor in the scientific, technical, and medical industry. I specialize in journal copy, and I have particular expertise in the following topics: oncology, rehabilitation, sports medicine, infectious diseases, and transplantation. I edit books for several university presses on a wide range of general- and special-interest topics, such as war and presidential studies, critical theory, and fossils.
My PhD is in English from the University of Kansas, where I studied science fiction literature with Professor Emeritus James Gunn. I have authored two books and a number of articles and have coedited two books, with a third, a reprint anthology, in press. Most of my work is service within the fan and SF scholarly communities, usually focusing on project management and book or journal production.
Kristina Busse and I are coediting a reprint anthology to be released in early 2014 by the University of Iowa Press entitled The Fan Fiction Studies Reader.
I am currently working on a project about Doctor Who recons. I presented a version of this at ICFA in 2013 and will present an expanded version as a keynote at Worldcon in London 2014.
- Karen Hellekson, Craig Jacobsen, Patrick Sharp, and Lisa Yaszek, eds., Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading and Teaching the Genre (McFarland, 2010) [abstracts]
- Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse, eds., Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet (McFarland, 2006) [abstracts] [bibliography]
- Karen Hellekson, The Alternate History: Refiguring Historical Time (Kent State University Press, 2001)
- Karen Hellekson, The Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith (McFarland, 2001)