For all intents and purposes, I need to be constantly challenged. -Willing to do what it takes to ensure the success of a project -Perpetual learner -Ad Creator -Editor -Educator/Mentor -Able to work within and lead a team -Experienced in on-and-offsite environments

Work Samples

  • Copy editing, proofreading, and writing samples

Work History

  • Senior Editor

    -Manages copy for website.
    -Assists authors with forthcoming trade titles.
    -Facilitates book reviews.
    -Assists with developing book proposals.
    -Develops content for website and upcoming titles.

  • Freelance Copy Editor & Proofreader

    Insures new and re-released titles are accurate in grammar, punctuation and syntax--as well as line editing. Entrusted with final round of proofreading.

  • Contributing Editor

    • Eleven-Eleven Journal
    • Chicago, IL

    Copy editing, proofreading and soliciting writers. Chicago Review Press

    • Freelance Creative Writing
    • Chicago, IL

    Composed multiple reviews for nightclubs, television shows and boutiques. Ghost writing for celebrity talent. Generated numerous press releases and kits for Criminal Class Press and other publications.

  • Lead Project Coordinator

    • FedEx

    San Francisco & Chicago Lead Project Coordinator Insured production teams adhered to deadlines. Collaborated with various teams and managed customer project requests.

  • Contractor

    • Golden Gate University
    • San Francisco, CA

    Law Department Managed Law Dept. including interdepartmental correspondence, facilitated meetings with department chair, graded and filed exams, created and organized schedules.

  • Web/Events Coordinator

    • California College of the Arts
    • San Francisco, CA

    Developed web content in order to increase site traffic and managed budget. Coordinated events, generated email campaigns, and performed admin duties including correspondence, filing and data entry.

  • Contractor

    • Women's Council of Realtors
    • Chicago, IL

    Chapter Assessment Administrative duties included general filing and uploading of reports via Excel, managing correspondence from council chapters, graded annual reports and email campaigns.

  • Editor in Chief

    Directs and assists team in all campaigns - works alongside editorial staff to insure quality content in both print and digital mediums - assigns leads for site content - represents publication for new and continuous B2B relationships - facilitates relationships between publication and contributors including solicited authors - assists contributors with story development.

  • Contract Editor

    Chicago/NYC Freelance Editor Hired to copy edit and proofread contributor content for both editions of their newly released title, "Self Promotion Sucks: But It Doesn't Have To."

Education

  • California College of the Arts

    • Master of Fine Arts Creative writing and publication
    • 2009
  • Columbia College Chicago

    • Bachelor of Arts Small Press Publishing and Freelance applications
    • 2007

Specialties

Affiliations

Criminal Class Press, Eleven-Eleven Journal, and California College of the Arts and Columbia College Chicago Alumni associations

Awards

Featured in New City's June issue: Top 50 of "Who Really Books in Chicago" + featured in the February, 2012 issue of Columbia College's Fictionary Magazine, listed in the acknowledgments for assistance/participation in the making of "H-Unit" by Kent & Keith Zimmerman. Was a guest lecturer for horror author and...
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