Jolanta N. Komornicka

Recent Work Experience

Freelance Indexer, Copyeditor, and Proofreader
Including work with Zoetic Press, H-France, Architectural Histories, and Choice of Games  
Assistant Professor of History, St. Jerome’s University2017–2020
Lecturer in History, University of Virginia2013–2017
Visiting Professor of History, Wheaton University (MA)2012–2013


Editing and Proofreading

Experience in copy editing, line editing, and structural editing for fiction and non-fiction materials. Academic editor and proofreader for works published with university presses, including Indiana University Press and UCL Press. Editor with H-France Review and H-France Forum. Proofreader and copy editor for the academic journal Architectural Histories. Strong knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., and APA, 7th ed. Production Editor for Zoetic Press, copy editing and proofreading for the literary magazine NonBinary Review and managing junior editors. Continuity editor for Choice of Games. Seven years experience tutoring academic writing, helping faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates, including as faculty advisor to poetry dorm.


Experience in traditional back-of-book and embedded indexing for trade and scholarly publications. Co-President of the Indexing Society of Canada/Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC/SCI). Specialization in humanities and social science indexes, particularly history, literature, sociology, and military studies. Recent titles indexed include

Crosbie, Thomas. Military Politics: New Perspectives. New York: Berghahn Books, 2023.

Deman, Andrew. The Claremont Run: Subverting Gender in the X-Men. University of Texas Press, 2023.

Shelford, April. A Caribbean Enlightenment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023.

Ullstrom, Stephen. Book Indexing. Edmonton, AB: Anthimus Press, 2023.

Walker, Brett L. Yukikaze’s War: An Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyer and World War II on the Pacific. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023. Williams, Deanne. Girl Culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Performance and Pedagogy. London: Arden Shakespeare/Bloomsbury, 2023.


Experience teaching university-level courses in history at flagship institutions. Wrote and delivered lectures, facilitated discussions, designed assessments, and mentored students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Proven track record of clear communication and investment in research-driven pedagogy.

Education and Professional Development

Courses in Publishing (2021)

Toronto Metropolitan University

PhD in History (2013)

Boston University

Professional Development

“Indexing the Queen of Sciences–Indexing Theology” (ASI)

“Editing Experiences: Learn from Four Traditionally Published Authors” (Editors Canada)

“NISO Standards” (ISC)

“Read Like an Editor” (IPEd)

Professional Memberships

American Society for Indexing

Editors Canada

History/Archaeology Indexers

Indexing Society of Canada

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