Welcome. I am an academic editor with extensive experience editing journal articles, policy reports, dissertations, and book manuscripts. I work at the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation department, where I use my editing and writing skills to make impact evaluation accessible to policy makers, donors, and the public.

In 2019, I graduated with a Sociology Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. My research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals as well as non-academic outlets including the cutting-edge social science research magazine Contexts.

My research has been featured by the World Economic Forum, Vox, Fox News, CNN, NBC News, MSN News, and The Independent.

I have provided work products for graduate students, state agencies, professors, and nonprofits. The testimonials below reflect my editing and research skills (see Additional Services).SaveSave


Emma has edited several academic manuscripts for me over the past year and has been invaluable in getting manuscripts ready to send out the door to reviewers. She has a sharp eye for not only typos and grammatical mistakes, but also more conceptual edits, from the flow of a sentence to making sure your article clearly lays out a novel theoretical and/or empirical argument. It is particularly useful as a sociologist working on the criminal legal system to have an editor who is not only excellent with words, but also a content expert in her own right. Emma knows academic research from every step of the process and is wonderful to work with—I recommend her highly!  Michelle Phelps, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota

Dr. Frankham is an exceptionally strong writer with a keen attention to detail and the ability to make complex data readily understandable to both expert and lay audiences. Brandon Vaidyanathan, Associate Professor and Chair Department of Sociology, The Catholic University of America

Emma is skilled in managing and analyzing data and in resolving methodological issues. She writes well for both academic and non-academic audiences. Additionally, she is organized, focuses on results, and gets the work done on time. Pamela Oliver, Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology University of Wisconsin–Madison

Hire Dr. Frankham and you’ll get much more than a conventional editor. You’ll get a highly collaborative and exceptionally well-trained social scientist. Adolf Gundersen, Research Director
Interactivity Foundation 

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