Our Qualifications

Mata Giri Perkins

Mata Giri Perkins

Mata Giri Perkins

Lead Editor and Writing Coach


  • BA, Bryn Mawr College with majors in English and Political Science.
  • MA, San Francisco State University, in Broadcast Communication Arts.
  • MA, Sonoma State University, in Psychology.
  • Additional course work in editing and professional writing, University of Central Florida.

Editing Experience:

  • Editor for academic papers and scholarly journal articles.
  • Editor or Assistant Editor for books on a variety of subjects; most recent projects have included a novel and nonfiction works on culture, politics, and religious philosophy.
  • Personal Editor for memoirs, lectures, articles, and poetry.
  • Writer and Editor for nonprofits.  Experience includes grant proposals, press releases, newsletters, fundraising materials, brochures, web page content, and video scripts.

Teaching Experience:

  • Twenty years’ experience teaching English, psychology, and social sciences in high school, adult education, and community college settings (traditional classrooms and on-line).
  • Ten years of college entrance counseling.
  • Six years as a college writing tutor, both in person and on-line.