I am a seasoned freelance writer, editor, and proofreader working with a wide range of national and regional clients. These clients include Jazz Times, Interview, Print, The Missouri Review and others.
Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY, US, Arena Associate (Part-time)
Responsible for receiving, unpacking, checking and selling book merchandise; checks purchase orders against vendors’ invoices for material received; stock retail as needed; report items for re-order; answer incoming calls regarding books inquiries and art exhibitions; handle event set-up such as rearranging furniture, etc.
Cousin Corrine's Reminder, Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant Editor
Solicit, read, and edit submissions for biannual literary journal publishing new fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, graphic art/comics, and interviews. Supervise editorial assistant, draft story evaluations, communicate and interact with writers, authors, and agents. Submissions are determined and passed along to executive editor for rejections and/or final approval.
Oxford University Press, New York, NY, US, Publicity Assistant
Responsible for generating review list and press materials for assigned titles; conducted follow-up calls and e-mails to reviewers, assisted in the general maintenance and upkeep of publicity database, researched new contacts, managed the Publicity e-mail inbox, processed gratis request, and assist with additional department projects.
Carol Fass Publicity and Public Relations, New York, NY, US, Publicity Assistant (Part-time)
Duties include multi-managed publicity campaigns and provided support on special/temporary projects; created and sent press kits, made follow-up calls to local and national (web and print) media outlets; coordinated author events, updated media contacts and organized listings on excel spreadsheet.
Columbia University Press, New York, NY, US, Editorial Intern
Organized and managed clerical and editorial duties such as sending rejection letters to authors, processed contracts, and offered manuscript suggestions
Amsco School Publications, New York, NY, US, Development Editor
Critiqued manuscripts through all phases of production and editorial rounds, tracked correspondence and production flow from various departments; prepared final manuscript to typesetter and production, requested payment checks, secured permissions (art and text), select photos to correspond with text, edited indexes, wrote captions for illustrated material, and general administrative duties.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Bachelors, English
Concentration: Literature and Writing and Culture
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Bachelors, History
Concentration: European History