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Work Experience

Freelance Editor

June 2015–Present
  • Edits various print and digital media for clients

  • Offers developmental edits, copyedits, and proofreads to presses, literary magazines, and authors

  • Notable clients include IT Revolution, Forest Avenue Press, PeopleSpeak, Reach the World, and author Sylvie Denis

Book Publicist

Mindbuck Media Book Publicity
November 2018–August 2019
  • Requested book reviews from and maintained relationships with professional reviewers, newspapers, and bloggers

  • Created press kit for each book

  • Let publicity campaigns for three books

Production Coordinator

PSU College of Social Work
March 2018–August 2018
  • Edited documents written by several faculty members for consistency

  • Maintained individualized style sheet based on the needs of the program

  • Ensured proper formatting of text, headings, and tables

Project Manager

Ooligan Press
March 2017–June 2018
  • Oversaw and managed all tasks related to publishing Three Sides Water

  • Managed communication between team members, author, publisher, and other staff members

  • Copyedited, proofread, and XML typecoded manuscripts

  • Wrote and edited blog posts for the Ooligan Press blog

  • Designed digital and print collateral for social media, events, and sales kits

Managing Editor

Silk Road Review
August 2013 – August 2015
  • Delegated work to senior editors; determined solutions for difficult editorial decisions

  • Directed assistant editors on how to fairly judge submissions

  • Helped produce a total of four issues of the Silk Road Review

Education

Master of Science

in Book Publishing

Portland State University, OR
September 2016 – June 2018
  • Achieved 3.92 GPA

  • Notable courses: Copyediting, Developmental Editing, Advanced Book Design, Business of Book Publishing

Bachelor of Arts

in Creative Writing

Pacific University, OR
August 2011 – May 2015
  • Graduated magna cum laude

  • Minors: Mathematics; Editing & Publishing

  • Notable courses: Literature of Tolkien & Le Guin, Literature of the Holocaust, Advanced Fiction Writing