About eNotes

We have measured out our lives with coffee spoons.

Our Mission Statement

We believe reading is fun and transformative. Reading is crucial to an ethical, thoughtful, and just society, and we want to do our little part to empower students and teachers to change the world for the better.

We believe being the Literature Experts means sharing our knowledge and trusted resources to make education more accessible. Whether studying world history or literary themes, our readers will gain a deeper understanding of important books, plays, poems, and historical documents.

Our Editing Process

We care about producing content you can trust. All of the educational materials on eNotes come from vetted academic experts, including real teachers and professors, academic publishers, and our own editorial staff. Each piece of writing submitted to our site goes through a rigorous editing process led by our in-house editorial team: our editors personally evaluate every submission for originality and accuracy before performing a thorough copyedit. It’s a big job, but it’s important to us that all the content we present to our users is helpful, accurate, and error-free.

How We Give Back

To further our mission of making education accessible, we've partnered with Room to Read—a global nonprofit transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and they ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 16.8 million children across more than 34,000 communities in 16 countries. For each new subscriber, we donate $1 to their literacy initiative, up to $20,000 per annum.

Meet the Team

eNotes.com was founded in 1998 by two classmates who love Shakespeare. We've grown a lot since then, but remain a close-knit team of book lovers and pet owners. We are headquartered in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Seattle, WA, where we support our local bookstores, enjoy tasty coffee, and hike in the Cascades.

If you're interested in working with us, view our available job openings.

eNotes Staff

Alex

Alex

Co-Founder

Alex co-founded eNotes with his high school friend Brad, and since then does a little bit of everything that doesn't involve coding. He loves his wife, his two children, and tacos.

Favorite School Book
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Brad

Brad

Co-Founder

Brad hacks away at a bit of everything at eNotes, but mostly tries to stay out of the way of the fine professionals around here. He likes to golf, read, and is sure next year is the Mariners' year.

Favorite School Book
Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Brandi

Brandi

Customer Service Manager

Brandi enjoys science fiction books and movies, the entire Radiohead discography, and hanging out with Doug—the worst-behaved dog on planet Earth.

Favorite School Book
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Heather

Heather

Human Resources

Heather works to ensure the needs of our customers are satisfied. She is an art enthusiast who enjoys fine dining.

Favorite School Book
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Matt

Matt

CTO

Matt has been crafting code and squashing bugs for eNotes for over a decade. Outside the office you can find him on hiking, snowboarding, and camping adventures with his best pal Eleanor.

Favorite School Book
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Megan

Megan

Developer

A native of Ireland, Megan is one of our awesome developers keeping the site in order. She loves traveling, music, photography, and cats.

Favorite School Book
Death and Nightingales by Eugene McCabe

Chloe

Chloe

Developer

Chloe hails from North Carolina, and focuses on front end development. She uses her background in fine arts to create nice looking pixels on eNotes and user-friendly experiences. In her spare time, she and her husband, Josh, row on the waters of Lake Washington.

Favorite School Book
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

George

George

Developer

As a native Californian, George is used to sunshine and perfect weather all year long. Having since moved to Seattle, he now spends his days hiding from the rain in the eNotes office while also keeping its virtual cogs and gears running smoothly.

Favorite School Book
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Chris

Chris

DevOps Engineer

Chris maintains the cloud infrastructure that eNotes runs on. He is a Boston native.

Favorite School Book
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter

Wesley

Wesley

Project Manager

Wesley works with everyone to keep things running smoothly and edits content in his spare time. He loves coffee and looks forward to having his own farm someday.

Favorite School Book
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Caroline

Caroline

Managing Editor

Caroline keeps an eye on all things editorial. When she's not rereading her favorite books, she enjoys watching food documentaries, hiking, and thinking up names for her future dogs.

Favorite School Book
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Jules

Jules

Editor

Jules edits and writes content for eNotes. When she isn't contemplating commas, she can be found reading, listening to music, and drinking tea with her cat.

Favorite School Book
Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Zack

Zack

Associate Editor

Zack writes and edits material for our library. When he isn’t perusing old books, you can find him hiking, playing basketball, and concocting cringe-worthy puns.

Favorite School Book
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Caitlin

Caitlin

Associate Editor

Caitlin typesets printed content for our library—lesson plans, worksheets, you name it. She is studying Welsh, and spends her free time looking at fishes and learning about badgers.

Favorite School Book
Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov

Emma

Emma

Associate Editor

Emma edits content for eNotes and loves writing, reading, walking, and watching The Office again. She is from rural Virginia and is always in search of good southern food.

Favorite School Book
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Samantha

Samantha

Head of Marketing

Samantha left Ohio in search of mountains and water and happily stumbled into Seattle where she now slings literature study guides. She's a cat herder (figuratively and literally) and a tiny-bio writing struggler—also, a big fan of em dashes.

Favorite School Book
Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger

Kate

Kate

Marketing Coordinator

Kate creates original illustrations for eNotes, coordinates giveaways, and helps out with design. Kate spends their free time playing video games, painting, or hanging out with their pet snake, Harvey.

Favorite School Book
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Savannah

Savannah

Social Media Manager

Savannah is a Florida State University graduate with a degree in English. She welcomes spontaneous adventures and loves the opportunity to connect with students on the eNotes social channels.

Favorite School Book
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Eleanor

Eleanor

Obligatory Canine

When she’s not ignoring her ancestral instincts of jumping into any nearby body of water, she likes to bug her colleagues around lunchtime.

Favorite School Book
The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Edward Connell

Theo

Theo

Obligatory Canine 2

Theo makes sure he gives love to each person in the office. He also finds time to scare away window cleaners.

Favorite School Book
Quantum Philosophy by Roland Omnès

Koda

Koda

Obligatory Canine 3

Koda is all wiggles whenever anyone enters the eNotes office. At the office, he loves to say hi to everyone or take plenty of naps. At home, he enjoys spending time with Kate or destroying more of his toys. Or napping.

Favorite School Book
Sticks and Bones by David Rabe

eNotes Interns

Anna

Anna

Editorial Intern

Anna is majoring in Creative Writing and Philosophy at the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, climbing, and drinking as much coffee as possible.

Favorite School Book
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Megan

Megan

Editorial Intern

Megan recently graduated from the University of Washington with College Honors in English Language and Literature. When not reading or crocheting, she whiles her time away by conducting amateur linguistic research on her friends and family.

Favorite School Book
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Mary

Mary

Editorial Intern

Mary is studying English and loves reading and writing. In her free time, she likes to cook, watch movies, and try new coffee shops with her friends. 

Favorite School Book
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Marissa

Marissa

Editorial Intern

Marissa is pursuing a degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Washington. She loves cats, books, and long naps (oftentimes with a cat and a book) and collects owl figurines.

Favorite School Book
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

McKenzie

McKenzie

Editorial Intern

McKenzie is a student at the University of Washington. They like writing, riding long-distance buses, and birdwatching.

Favorite School Book
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Ashley

Ashley

Editorial Intern

Ashley is a native Washingtonian and an editorial intern for eNotes. She loves to read, practice her French, and geek out about all things Marvel.

Favorite School Book
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Max

Max

Editorial Intern

Max is an undergraduate studying English Literature and Art History. A Southern California native, Max loves to ride his bicycle and explore Seattle. He enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and swimming in Lake Washington.

Favorite School Book
Adam Bede by George Eliot