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Cara Michelle Jordan
PhD Art History, City University of NY

Cara Jordan received her PhD in art history from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and is currently the president and chief editor at Flatpage, a mission-driven editorial agency and publishing house that helps authors connect with audiences through accessible writing. The team of editors at Flatpage offers manuscript evaluation and editing for academics in the humanities and social sciences, nonfiction authors, nonprofits, and businesses. At Flatpage, Cara not only manages all projects, but she also recruits editors and evaluates their work. 
Prior to co-founding Flatpage, Cara was a freelance copyeditor and developmental editor, primarily for academics and in the arts; her clients included numerous universities, private individuals, museums and nonprofit organizations, and businesses. She has also worked as the managing editor of an academic journal, in-house for an artist-publisher, and as a contractor at Meta (formerly Facebook, Inc.). Through this experience, she gained an intimate understanding of the practice and the business of editing.
Cara co-edited the book The Art of Academic Editing: A Guide for Authors and Editors (Flatpage, 2024), a guide to the different types of academic editorial services and when they happen in the life cycle of a scholarly text.
She earned her certificate in copyediting from UCSD Extension in 2018 and teaches Copyediting III.