Holds a degree in philology and cultural studies. Elena has an eye for detail in any situation or text (even moment-long on-screen captions or love-you pavement graffiti). Experience: 18 years. Experience working as a literary editor: 16 years. Thinking out loud: When editing a text, I always think about its future readers - thus, I make it understandable, easy-to-read and positive; author-wise, I strive to introduce changes without altering the unique writing style of the author.