Our editors


Lindsey Alexander

Editorial Director

Bringing more than 13 years of experience to the Reading List, Lindsey began her career as an acquisitions editor at HarperCollins. Since then, she’s worked with almost every major trade publisher, numerous university and small presses, authors across all genres, and businesses large and small. She received her MFA in Fiction from the New School University, and there’s always a book on her reading list.


Salvatore Borriello

Editorial Manager

As a student of Greek and Latin classics, Sal developed a love affair with language that pairs well with his attention to detail. An avid editor, he trained with the University of Chicago's Graham School and the Editorial Freelancers Association, and his clients include both well-known publishers and independent authors. As our editorial manager, he runs a tight ship at the Reading List, making sure that projects proceed smoothly.

Elizabeth Bull

Elizabeth’s work has appeared in Third Coast, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere, and she’s been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. With an extensive background in film, she has worked in original content development at AMC and has collaborated on numerous scripts. 

Emily Matchar

Emily is the author of Homeward Bound (S&S), which received great reviews and widespread coverage. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington PostSmithsonian, and elsewhere. She received her BA from Harvard.

Tema Flanagan

A former UNC Press editor, Tema is the co-author of Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen (Random House) and the author of the forthcoming Corn: A Savor the South Cookbook (UNC Press). Along with a passion for food writing and fiction, she has extensive expertise in content marketing and digital marketing.


Theresa Dowell Blackinton

A former in-house editor at the Smithsonian, Theresa’s editing interests range from health and science, to travel and outdoors, to history and fiction. An avid explorer, she is the author of multiple travel and hiking guides. She’s a recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction prize, and her fiction has recently appeared in The Iowa Review.