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

Twitter: @KeiraSoleore
Blog: Cogitations & Meditations

Work History Book Reviewing
(Detailed Reviewing & Writing history is here)
—Kirkus Reviews, 2/22–present
—Booklist, BookPage, Washington Independent Review of Books, and Foreword Reviews, 6/21–present
—International Examiner, 1/20–present
—Frolic Media, 1/19–6/21
—USA TODAY Happy Ever After, 7/17–12/18
—Midwest Book Review, Criminal Element, All About Romance and others, 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 and others, 9/02–9/05

Academic Writing
—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

(Detailed Editing history is here)
-Substantive Editing of books and articles for various authors, 4/02–12/16
-Copyediting articles for The Celebrity Café and Scribe & Quill magazine, 9/04–12/06
-Judging competitions for Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association, 2002 & 2003
-Copyediting books for The Mountaineers Books, 9/02–5/03

(Detailed Proofreading history is here)
-Proofreading articles for Horizon Air magazine, The Mountaineers Books, The CarTours Foundation, Washington Trails magazine,, and AUDISEE, 9/02–8/12

Software Engineer, Microsoft
—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 Certificate
University of Oxford, Fall 2022–present

History of the Middle Ages
-Online from Stanford, Cambridge, and Harvard, 01/15–12/20
-Bellevue Community College, WA, Fall 2006
-University of Washington, Seattle, Winter 2003

Certificates: Editing, Nonfiction Writing, Fiction Writing
University of Washington, Seattle, 9/00–6/02

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

Interests Philosophy, French, Medieval History, Medieval Manuscripts, History of the Book, 19th Century British History, Poetry, Picture Books, Choir