As a writer, Victoria specializes in literature, photography, and film from the nineteenth century to the present. Her publications include:
- the biography From Life: Julia Margaret Cameron and Victorian Photography (Palgrave, 2003), which was optioned for a feature film
- Word-Blind, a novel about a Victorian girl with dyslexia, and two textbooks for middle-grade readers
- numerous articles for Smithsonian Magazine, Open Letters Monthly, and other online and print journals
- a co-edited anthology of personal essays about the academic job market (with Christina Boufis)
- audiotour scripts for museums
As an editor, she helps professionals in specialized fields reach general audiences:
- ghostwriting and editing a series of tactical business books for the Sense and Respond Press, based on the book Sense and Respond: How Successful Companies Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden (first title forthcoming 2017).
- editing and proofreading over twenty academic articles for a NYU professor of psychology, including wikipedia pages and website bios.
A native New Yorker, Victoria earned a Ph.D. in English literature from Stanford University and taught essay writing to first-year students at New York University for eleven years. You can reach her at info at victoriaolsen.com