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

Twitter: @KeiraSoleore
Blog: Cogitations & Meditations

Work History Reviewer & Writer, 09/01–present
(Detailed Reviewing & Writing history is here)
—Book Reviewing for Kirkus Reviews, 2/22–present
—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, Curled up with a Good Book, 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,, 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

Organizations National Book Critics Circle
Education Philosophy Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education
University of Oxford, Fall 2022–present

Introduction to Philosophy
University of Edinburgh, Coursera, Winter 2021 & Spring 2022

Reading & Writing Poetry by Billy Collins, 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