About

Kayla Kauffman earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa. She is a co-director of CWC. In addition to teaching experience, Kayla has extensive experience copy editing, proofreading, seeking permissions, translation from French to English, and researching agents and publishers for independent authors. Kayla spends her free hours experimenting with new homebrew beer and pie recipes.


Christopher Hoffmann graduated from Harvard Divinity with a Masters in Theological Studies and is the co-founder and co-director of Copy Write Consultants. He is trained in the historical approach to biblical texts. He has mastered a variety of languages from antiquity (such as Biblical & Rabbinic Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine & Patristic Greek), historical-critical and other textual research tools, and communicating complex concepts in clear, precise terms. Christopher has always enjoyed helping others express their ideas in the best manner possible. After two years of doctoral work, he is leaving academia for the more stable world of freelancing. Christopher also enjoys cooking and the arcana of bicycle repair.


Kelly Figueroa-Ray earned her Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia in the Scripture, Interpretation & Practice Program and is a co-founder of Copy Write Consultants (CWC) along with Christopher Hoffmann. CWC grew out of Grad Student Freelancers in order to expand the work with clients in the areas of permissions, agent/publisher research, editing, and other forms of author assistance. In addition, she has over ten years of experience working on book and archive projects and navigating the use and attribution of copyrighted material. In addition to working with Jane Friedman (The Business of Being a Writer, 2018), she has also worked with Charles Marsh (author of Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2014)) and Vanessa L. Ochs (author of a The Passover Haggadah (2020)).