• Experience editing, proofreading, indexing, and translating texts in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. Reading knowledge of Hebrew, Yiddish, and German.
  • Certificate in Professional Genealogical Research.
  • MS in Library and Information Science, with coursework in indexing and abstracting.
  • PhD in Spanish Literature; MA in Humanistic Studies.
  • Competency in a variety of software applications, including Word, WordPerfect, HTML, Dreamweaver, WebCT, Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, SkyIndex, Cindex, Excel, and Filemaker Pro.
  • Published author with extensive writing and editing experience for a variety of mainstream and academic publications.
  • Over a decade of teaching experience in writing, literature, composition, and Spanish.


  • Scholarly texts and textbooks, particularly in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Foreign language texts in Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
  • Textbooks in a variety of fields, including languages, education, humanities, and technical areas.
  • Medical texts and technical manuals, as well as culinary, gardening, nutrition, self-help, and how-to titles.

RECENT CLIENTS: Yale University Press, Penn State University Press, W. W. Norton & Co., Page Street Publishing, St. Martin’s Press, Quarry Books, Adams Media, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Texas Tech University Press, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Palgrave Macmillan, Rowman & Littlefield, Bucknell University Press, ReganArts, University of Nevada at Reno, Aptara, Taylor and Francis, John Wiley Publishers, Macmillan North America, Dixtype, McGraw-Hill Publishers, Facts on File, Bull Publishing, among others, as well as many individual scholars.


  • Boston University Certificate Program in Professional Genealogical Research, 2016
  • Principles of Editing course, Harvard University, Summer 2005.
  • MS in Library and Information Science, 2004. Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • PhD in Spanish Literature, 2002. Johns Hopkins University, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • MA in Spanish Literature, 1997. Johns Hopkins University, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • MA in Humanities, 1992. Johns Hopkins University, Humanities Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • BA in Humanities, with honors, 1992. Johns Hopkins University, Humanities Center, Baltimore, Maryland.


  • Heather Dubnick Publishing, Research, and Editorial Services, June 2004-present.
  • Subject Editor, Hispanic and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, Resources for College Libraries, 2006-2007.
  • Modern Language Association Field Bibliographer Fellow, 2004-2007.
  • Writer and Editorial Assistant, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, June 2003-November 2004.
  • Instructor and Writing Tutor, College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program, Boston University, September 2001-August 2003.
  • Writing Consultant and Instructor, Montserrat College of Art, 1999-2001.
  • Instructor, English and Spanish, North Shore Community College, Danvers, Massachusetts, 1998-2005.
  • Teaching Fellow, Department of Romance Languages, Johns Hopkins University, 1993-1997.


  • Member, American Society for Indexing
  • Member and Past Manager, Culinary Special Interest Group
  • Member, Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Member, Association of Personal Historians
  • Member, Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Member, Freelancers Union



“Uninvited Inventions: Borges, Macedonio and the Genesis of ‘Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.” With Todd S. Garth. Variaciones Borges. 26 (2009) <http://www.borges.pitt.edu/bsol/documents/2612.pdf&gt;

“Mirrors and Fatherhood: Doubling, mise en abîme, and the Uncanny in the Works of Jorge Luis Borges.” Romance Notes 44.1 (Fall 2003): 69-82.

“Borges and the Kaleidoscope: Coloring, Temporality, and Ineffability.” Corrado Federici and Esther Raventós-Pons, eds. Literary Texts and the Arts: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory, V. 18), New York: Peter Lang, 2003. 135-50.

“Bodying Forth the Impossible: Metamorphosis, Mortality and Aesthetics in the Works of Jorge Luis Borges.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Culture 3, no. 2 (Fall 2001) <http://enculturation.gmu.edu/3_2/dubnick/&gt;

Book Reviews

Review of The Great Chiasmus: Word and Flesh in the Novels of Unamuno, by Peter R. Olson. MLN 119.2 (March 2004): 401-5.

Review of Literary Philosophers: Borges, Eco, Calvino, ed. Jorge J.E. Gracia, Carolyn Korsmeyer, and Rodolphe Gasché. MLN 117.5 (December 2002): 1143-48.

Conference Papers

“Don Illán Revisted: Jorge Luis Borges, Don Juan Manuel, and the cuento oriental,” presented at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention, November 15-17, 2002.

“Jorge Luis Borges’s Autobiographical Excursion in ‘A New Refutation of Time,’” presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Convention, April 20-22, 2001.

“Mirrors and Fatherhood: The Double, the Mise-en-abîme and the Uncanny in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges,” presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 30-31, 2001.

“Coloring, Temporality, and Ineffability in the Poetry and Prose of Jorge Luis Borges,”

presented at the Image and Imagery Conference on Literature and the Arts, Brock University,

October 5-7, 2000.

References available upon request.
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