Get to Know an Acquisitions Editor: Marisa LaFleur
Marisa has been involved in publishing since beginning her degree in Publishing at Emerson College, where she held various editorial internships and assistantships. Upon graduating, she quickly joined the academic publishing world as an Editorial Assistant before starting as an Editorial Project Manager at Elsevier, where she was involved with Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Food Science, and Earth and Environmental Science titles.
After more than two years as an EPM, she became an Associate Acquisitions Editor, acquiring titles for the Space and Planetary Science list. She’s been interested in the topic generally since she got her first telescope at age 11, so she is very excited to combine this with her passion for books and publishing.
She is particularly interested in utilizing technology to expand the reach and utility of books in the “Digital Age.” She is excited to work so closely with industry-leading authors and values the opportunity to build relationships and help develop quality books. Beyond Elsevier, Marisa enjoys assisting with author events at her local bookstore, exploring bike trails, and playing French horn in local community groups.
If you would like to become an Elsevier author in the fields of Space and Planetary Science, please contact Marisa—or feel free to just say hello!