Photo of Tim, by Avi Schwab

Tim McGovern

I approach communication as an opportunity for delight and empowerment. In the twenty-first century, knowledge is both pleasure and power—both of which should be open to all. Before embarking on a career in publishing, I studied ancient intellectual history at Chicago in the College and the Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World. I live in Chicago, but no matter where we meet, I probably arrived by bike.

Key Skills
  • Developmental editing, nonfiction and technical
  • Book indexing
  • Proofreading
  • Media strategy
  • Mixing code, data, and explanation
  • Writing
Developmental editing
Representative samples
Book Indexing
Representative Samples
Dissertations proofread
  • "Precision Mass Measurements of Short-Lived, Neutron-Rich, R-Process Nuclei About the N=82 Waiting Point," by Daniel Lascar (Northwestern University: Physics)
  • "Acculturation to what? Unveiling 'fragmented acculturation' and 'subjective mainstreams' in a Muslim American community," by Melissa J. K. Howe (University of Chicago: Sociology)
  • "Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 in the Dunning Prostate Cancer Model: A Novel Upregulation in Metastasis," by Thelma Tennant (University of Chicago: Cancer Biology)
Paid blog posts, samples
Personal blog posts, samples
Talks and Papers
  • Computation + Journalism Conference, 2017: "Machine Assisted Dossiers," by Forest Gregg, Jean Cochrane, and Timothy McGovern
  • PyData Chicago, 2016: "Data Ethics in Five Minutes (That's Preposterous!)" (lightning talk)
  • University of Virginia Graduate Student Colloquium, 2010: "And now I perceived innovations were already begun: Historical Change in Josephus' Thought."
Code and data

University of Chicago—A.M., Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World, 2001

University of Chicago—A.B., Classics and History, 1999

Available on request

"One Page Résumé" originally by Chris Coyier for CSS Tricks, modified and made responsive by Avi Schwab