Served as co-editor for anthologies, including Kaiju Rising 2: Reign of Monsters and Knaves, both 2018; Where the Veil Is Thin, 2020; and APEX: World of Dinosaurs, 2021.
Oversaw the acquisition and publication of all Ragnarok Publications titles, Febraury 2017-November 2017.
Collaborated on Kickstarter crowdfunding and publicity campaigns, creating press releases and promotional articles.
Managed staff and freelancers in the editorial department, providing point of contact for three editors.
Mentored and managed solo writers, writer teams, and artists for fiction, comic, and role playing game projects.
Provided line editing, copy editing, proofing, and ARC creation services for the department in novels, anthology, game, and comics projects, including The All Father Paradox (copy edit) and Soultaker (line edit).
Created the publication schedule in tandem with the Creative Director and Publisher.
Solicited and edited autobiographical essays from notable authors, wrote short essays and articles, copy edited reference articles, and proofed galleys for clients including Gale Cengage, Cengage Learning, Amerpsand Editorial, PrimeInk Solutions, High Beam, Red Line, Lumina, and Schlager Group, 2004--.
Contributed short fiction to electronic journals and anthologies; adventures, descriptive text, and mechanics to role playing games; and nonfiction to print and online journals, 2005--.
Reviewed books and movies for School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Mythprint, Flames Rising, Black Gate, and the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, 2006--.
Created interactive novel apps Choice of Kung Fu, Showdown at Willow Creek, Choice of the Pirate, and Blackstone Academy for the Magical Arts for Choice of Games, 2012--.
Successfully funded a Kickstarter for the publication of third novel of a trilogy, Regaining Home, after the original publisher folded, 2013. (Release date, January 26, 2016.)
Worked as a Junior Project Manager, with the primary responsibility of finding and selecting assets, on a series of nursing education courses for PreMedia Global/Pearson, 2011-12.
Wrote a regular history column for and contributed articles to Branford Patch, 2010-12.
Wrote scripts for comic Cowboys and Aliens II and Star Cruisers for Platinum Studios, Ithaca for Outland Entertainment, and novels Into the Reach and Departure for White Silver Publishing.
Editor, September 2002-January 2004; Associate Editor, June 2001-August 2002;
Assistant Editor, November 2000-May 2001; Thomson Gale, Farmington Hills, MI
Managed the autobiographical essay project, receiving content from prestigious authors and preparing it for publication through a copy editing and typesetting process, for Contemporary Authors and Something about the Author (SATA).
Coordinated freelance work for Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults (MAICYA), an eight volume product, and coordination for freelance copy editors for all other products on the team.
Helped develop and maintain a budget of $97,000 for MAICYA.
Lead the Ambassador’s Program in the company-wide diversity initiative, 2001-2002.
Served as project editor of SATA, coordinating content for nine volumes per year and managing the budget of each volume.
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®.
Designed for smaller libraries, Major Authors and Illustrators includes more than 1,050 updated and revised sketches from the award-winning Gale series, Something about the Author®-- more than 150 of these are brand-new to this edition. The set covers the most popular and widely-read authors and illustrators of works for younger readers. Arranged alphabetically, entries feature an author photo... read more
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