Akiko Yamagata is an editor of scholarly manuscripts in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. As the owner of Graphite Editing, she helps academic presses, journals, and individual scholars to develop and polish manuscripts by providing developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting services. She also edits translations from modern and classical Japanese. She holds a master's degree from Harvard University in East Asian studies, with a specialization in Japanese and culture, and a bachelor's degree from Williams College in political science and sociology. Akiko has two decades of experience in educational, arts and culture, and nonprofit organizations in teaching and program development and management roles. At UCSD, she teaches Copyediting I
in the Copyediting Certificate Program.