Who We Are

Consults on project conceptualization, technical solutions, workflow, editorial methodologies, and engagement strategies.


Jennifer Stertzer

Director

Jennifer E. Stertzer is Director of the Center for Digital Editing and Senior Editor at the Washington Papers. With the Papers of George Washington since 2000, Stertzer has served as project manager of the Papers of George Washington Digital Edition, overseeing the conversion of legacy print volumes into a digital edition, developed Word-to-XML workflows, and is editor of the Papers of George Washington Financial Papers project. At the CDE, Stertzer consults on project conceptualization, technical solutions, workflow, editorial methodologies, and engagement strategies. She teaches Conceptualising and Creating Digital Editions at the University of Victoria’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute, serves on the faculty of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, and is past president of the Association for Documentary Editing.

Development of several Drupal-based content management systems, ranging from complex editorial production and publication platforms.


Erica Cavanaugh

Project Developer

Erica Cavanaugh is Project Developer at the Center for Digital Editing and a Research Editor at the Washington Papers. Since 2013, Cavanaugh has assisted with all aspects of technical and editorial work on the digital editions of the Washington Papers, including the Papers of George Washington Digital Edition and the George Washington Financial Papers Project. She is also responsible for the development of several Drupal-based content management systems, ranging from complex editorial production and publication platforms to exhibit-focused projects concentrated on metadata collection, searchability, and display. She also has experience working with XML, CSS, HTML, PHP, and JavaScript.

Curates editorial content for use in outreach and publicity, and assists in editorial work.

Kathryn Blizzard

Communications Specialist & Research Editor

Kathryn Blizzard is the Communications Specialist and Research Editor for the Center of Digital Editing. She curates editorial content for use in outreach and publicity, and assists in editorial work. In addition to these responsibilities, Kathryn serves as the communications specialist for The Washington Papers. Before coming to the Center, Kathryn interned as an associate editor for the cultural magazine Gadfly Online, as a web communications editor for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and as the coordinator for the Virginia Shakespeare initiative, an eighteen-month long project organized in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Transcription work, data entry, creates visualizations, and responsible for the Financial Papers mobile app.

Prajeeth Kumar Koyada

Undergraduate Student

Prajeeth Kumar Koyada is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia studying biochemistry. In addition to a great passion for the biological sciences, he has always had a profound interest in history and what it can tell us not only about how previous societies lived but also what lessons to keep in mind for our future. His work at the Center for Digital Editing has primarily been on the George Washington Financial Papers Project, doing some transcription work, data entry, the creation of visualizations, and the development of a mobile app.

Transcription work, data entry, and creates visualizations.

Heather Thompson

Graduate Student

Heather Thompson is a graduate student at the University of Virginia, working on a MA in Religion, Politics, and Conflict. In May 2017, she received her BA from UVa in Foreign Affairs and Economics. Her work at the Center for Digital Editing has primarily been on the George Washington Financial Papers Project, doing data entry and the creation of visualizations. Recently, she has begun doing transcription work for the Papers of Martin Van Buren. Additionally, Heather plays rugby for UVa, works at Splendora's Gelato, and is an Emergency Planning Intern at the Office of Emergency Management Services.

Transcription work, data entry, and creates visualizations.

Sarah Tran

Undergraduate Student

Sarah Tran is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, double-majoring in History and Biology. She began working at the Washington Papers in July 2015, initially helping with the document search for the Martha Washington Papers Project. She eventually transitioned to work with the Center for Digital Editing on the George Washington Financial Papers Project. Her tasks included: adding content about the people mentioned in the Financial Papers, linking these names to their biographical information, data entry, and tandem reading document transcriptions. She is now helping to do transcription work for the Papers of Martin Van Buren.