Angela Kao

I am a Development Editor at Ohlinger Studios with over twenty years of experience in the publishing industry. I joined Ohlinger Studios in March 2015 and currently work in the disciplines of American government, communication, English, history, and psychology.

In 1998, after graduating with honors from Bates College in Lewiston, ME, I moved to New York City to begin my first job in publishing as an editorial assistant supporting the molecular biology and immunobiology lists at Garland Publishing. Over the years, I have worked at a variety of academic and textbook publishers, such as Routledge, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, and Continuum (now Bloomsbury).

As Development Editor, I have edited over fifty textbook titles across disciplines as diverse as American history, comparative politics, English composition, film studies, human sexuality, international relations, introduction to psychology, music history, speech communication, world history, and Western Civilization.

Skilled in both print and digital content development, I always read for a clear progression of information suitable for student readers, as well as a seamless marriage of narrative text with visual elements – be they photo, interactive figure, or video. In developing interactivity for texts, my goal is to offer clear opportunities for pedagogical engagement across a diverse student body.

I currently live with my husband and two children in Worcester, Massachusetts. In my spare time, you can find me working toward a black belt in Kenpo karate, updating our mid-century home, and hiking in the surrounding woods.