Experience

Marvel Worldwide, Inc.

Proofreader, 2020 – Present


  • Performs proofreading services on a variety of materials, including single-issue comics, trades, descriptive/cover copy, e-mail blasts, marketing materials, and more.
  • Reports to the Supervisor of Proofreading and Standards & Practices.

 

Double Vision Editorial

Owner and Editorial Guru, 2008 – Present


  • Provides various freelance editorial services for independent clients and publishing companies, nonprofits, websites, businesses, etcetera.
  • Provides freelance content editing, copy editing, proofreading, and cold-reading services, as well as Reading Group Guide creation, for independent clients, St. Martin’s Press, Tor/Forge Books, Simon & Schuster, My Writers’ Connection, and other publishing houses.
  • Provides editorial and quality assurance testing for apps and interactive e-books.
  • Performs customized editorial work, publishing consultations, and original content creation upon request, including writing bios, blurbs, website copy, taglines, marketing materials, etcetera.
  • Teaches creative writing one-on-one to grade-school and high school students, as well as leading online classes/panels for organizations such as Romance Writers of America.
  • Coaches and advises clients on the craft of writing, the process of getting work published, the creation of necessary marketing and publicity materials, next steps, and so forth.
  • Works with book authors on story outlines, synopses, query letters, and the like, as well as brainstorming taglines, titles, cover concepts, etc.
  • Interviews, vets, and hires subcontractors for various projects, and reviews subcontractor work prior to delivery to the client.
  • Operates the business in all other capacities, including scheduling, contracts, invoicing, financials, quotes, client communication, etc.

 

Entangled Publishing

Freelance Editorial Services, 2012 – 2013   


Senior Editor and Editorial Director

  • Provided various editorial services, including developmental edits, line edits, and copy edits.
  • Liaised with authors and agents about contracted projects, as well as submissions.
  • Created back cover copy and brainstormed titles and taglines.
  • Acquired projects for multiple imprints.
  • Managed titles throughout the editorial and publication process.
  • Conceptualized cover design, hired cover artists, and worked directly with the artists and authors to create an author- and publisher-approved cover.
  • Created tip sheets and other internal marketing and sales materials for contracted titles.
  • Presented upcoming titles to the Macmillan sales force.

 

Penguin Group

USA


Quality Assurance Specialist, 2012 – 2013

  • Responsible for ensuring quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of internal business process systems and external consumer-facing products.
  • Played an integral role in project conception, requirements gathering, and functionality/usability implementation.
  • Wrote and edited requirements documentation, and liaised with business/project lead to ensure needs were being met.
  • Created test plans, performed testing, and approved the launch of projects.
  • Spearheaded project to rewrite, redesign, edit, and reformat internal systems documentation for systems such as Firebrand Title Management.

Book Country Editorial Coordinator, 2010 – 2012    

  • Responsible for all editorial aspects of the Book Country site, pre- and post-launch.
  • Created copy deck, approved wireframes, and responsible for other tasks necessary for the launch of the online writing community.
  • Participated in marketing endeavors, as well as attended conferences such as NYCC on behalf of Book Country.
  • Played an integral role in building and designing Book Country’s self-publishing arm, as well as launching the community.
  • Read and reviewed member projects in the community, and recommended possible acquisitions to Penguin editors.
  • Wrote exclusive industry articles, managed daily discussion boards, and cohosted bi-weekly Twitter chats.
  • Communicated directly with members and agents about any and all Book Country matters.

Simon & Schuster, Pocket/Gallery Books

Assistant Editor, 2007 – 2010 


  • Supported two senior editors, in addition to acquiring personal list and managing Pocket After Dark.
  • Coordinated contract proposals, P&Ls, mechanicals, payment-related paperwork, and conducted administrative and editorial work for supervisors, executive editor, editorial director, and editor-in-chief.
  • Liaised with all departments to ensure high-quality, on-time publication.
  • Presented at positioning meetings and cover conferences.
  • Reviewed blues and galleys, and edited cover copy and other marketing/ad-promo materials.
  • Created tip sheets, sales bullets, bookseller letters, and audio scripts.
  • Tracked and read submissions, and composed rejection letters.
  • Developed relationships with agents.
  • Maintained relationships with authors and assisted them with all stages of the publishing process.

 

Macmillian, St. Martin's Press

Wholesale Sales Coordinator, 2006 – 2007    


  • Supported VP of Sales, Director of Wholesale Sales, and ten sales reps in the US and Canada.
  • Created and edited presentations, spreadsheets, and kits for sales meetings.
  • Liaised with sales reps, managed rep and client materials, and assigned special title solicitations to sales reps.
  • Coordinated in-house conferences and fulfilled sales rep/client requests for information, ARCs, and other samples.
  • Maintained and updated client databases.
  • Inputted and processed co-op materials and check requisitions.
  • Coordinated in-house conferences, as well as the creation of displays and prepacks.

 

RuggedLand Books and Film

Intern to Bonnie Timmerman, 2005 


  • Executed script analysis with coverage.
  • Gathered and organized production and casting information.
  • Performed general clerical duties in addition to tasks such as creating expense reports and scheduling high-profile meetings/premieres.