October 17, 2015

Jacob Peterson

Jacob Peterson — Editor & Proofreader


  • Undergraduate:
  • BS, Science, Technology, and Culture
  • Minor in Cognitive Science
  • Minor in Philosophy
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

Teaching and Editing Experience:

  • Jacob was born in Rochester, New York, but he lived for most of his childhood in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. Until high school, he assumed that he would work with computers—his father was a computer science professor, after all—but in his teens, he discovered a love for the written word. While he attended Georgia Tech, he majored in the closest thing that school had to an English program, receiving a fascinating, multidisciplinary liberal arts education with a strong scientific focus. Since graduation, he has worked for an environmental nonprofit, spent several years as a jack-of-all-subjects tutor, and spearheaded the creation of curriculum materials for a national tutoring company. He has also written for several prominent baseball blogs. In his free time, he enjoys running, yoga, reading, puzzles of all types, and the strategy card game Magic: the Gathering. He has two cats who have only one thing in common: their orange fur.

Favorite Periodicals:

  • Papirmass (a monthly art subscription service)
  • FiveThirtyEight.com
  • The A.V. Club
  • Mental Floss

Favorite Books:

  • White Noise — Don DeLillo
  • To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee
  • Never Let Me Go — Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Devil in the White City — Erik Larsen
  • Swamplandia! — Karen Russell
  • A Song of Ice and Fire — George R.R. Martin
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — Michael Chabon
  • The White Tiger — Aravind Adiga
  • Cat’s Cradle — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • Catch-22 — Joseph Heller