Dissertation: The Russian Woman Writer in the Salon: Issues of Gender and Literary Space
After Berkeley, I first worked briefly for two nonprofit organizations that support restoration work in Russia: A-FORCE (American Friends of the Russian Country Estate) and the Faberge Arts Foundation. I then worked at the Holocaust Museum for two years, from 1999 to 2001, as assistant editor of the scholarly journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies. I also worked as Managing Editor at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C., where my responsibilities included editing scholarly manuscripts and keeping abreast of developments in the fields of Byzantine and pre-Columbian studies and landscape architecture.
For both personal and geographic reasons (my husband’s work keeps us in D.C.) I opted not to pursue an academic position and, instead, tried to figure out how to parlay my research, writing, and editing skills into an alternate career. My husband works for the IMF and although we have different fields (he’s an economist) our work seems to dovetail nicely–he’s done a lot of work on former Soviet states. We have two children, Emma and Jake.
Grace Morsberger is a Freelance Editor, Proofreader, Writer, and Translator at Morsberger Editorial.