Resume

Contact [Keira Soleore is a pseudonym for Sonali T. Sikchi]

Email: keira@keirasoleore.com
Twitter: @keirasoleore
Website: www.keirasoleore.com
Blog: Cogitations & Meditations

Work History Reviewer & Writer, 09/01–present
(Detailed Reviewing & Writing history is here)
—Book Reviewing for American Library Association Booklist, BookPage, Washington Independent Review of Books, and Foreword Reviews, 6/21–present
—Book Reviewing for the International Examiner, 1/20–present
—Book Columnist for Frolic Media, 1/19–6/21
—Book Reviewing for USA TODAY Happy Ever After, 7/17–12/18
—Book Reviewing for All About Romance, Midwest Book Review, Heroes and Heartbreakers, Criminal Element, HarperCollins First Look Program, American Chronicle, Seattle PlanetGuru, Scribe & Quill, Writers’ Crossing, and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s E-Notes, 6/03-12/18
—Researching and writing encyclopedia entries for Bookbuilders, 3/03–4/05
—Writing articles for History magazine, Alaska Airlines magazine, Horizon Air magazine, Scribe & Quill magazine, American Chronicle, and Citysearch, 9/02–9/12
—Researching and Co-authoring a paper for the Committee on Women in Statistics of the International Statistical Institute and for the Association of Women in Science, 4/02–3/04

Editor, 09/01–12/16
(Detailed Editing history is here)
—Substantive Book Editing for various authors, 4/02–12/16
—Copyediting for The Celebrity Café, 11/05–12/06
—Book Review Editing for Scribe & Quill magazine, 9/04–12/06
—Judge for writing competitions, 2002 & 2003
—Editing articles and books for The Mountaineers Books, Citysearch, a travel startup, and Friends of Issaquah Library newsletter, 10/01–12/13

Proofreader, 9/02–8/12
(Detailed Proofreading history is here)
Proofreading articles for Horizon Air magazine, The Mountaineers Books, uncapped magazine, Jennifer McCord Associates, The CarTours Foundation, Washington Trails magazine, OneVoteRadio.org, and AUDISEE

Software Engineer, Microsoft, 9/95–8/01
—Research Software Design Engineer, Natural Language Processing, Microsoft Research, 5/00–9/01
—Software Design Engineer, Small Business, 11/99–5/00
—Software Design Lead, Hardware, 10/97–11/99
—Software Design Lead, WineGuide, 5/97–10/97
—Software Design Engineer, Cinemania & MusicCentral, 9/95–10/97

Education Reading & Writing Poetry by Billy Collins
MasterClass.com, Spring 2021

The Book: Histories Across Time and Space (4thC BCE to 19thC CE)
Nine edX Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Harvard University, Summer & Fall 2020

History of the Middle Ages
—edX MOOC, Harvard University, Winter & Fall 2016 & Winter 2017
—Lagunita MOOC, Stanford & Cambridge Universities, Winter & Spring 2015
—Department of History, Bellevue Community College, Fall 2006
—Department of History, University of Washington, Seattle, Winter 2003

Editing Certificate
University of Washington, Seattle, 6/02

Commercial Fiction Writing Certificate
University of Washington, Seattle, 6/02

Nonfiction Writing Certificate
University of Washington, Seattle, 6/01

French Conversation & Writing Certificate
Nine Quarters with the Alliance Française, Seattle, 9/96–9/99

M.S. Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 8/95

B.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 5/92