Alyssa Cokinis

Alyssa Cokinis - Editor

Editor-in-chief of some scripts literary magazine and longtime writer/editor for various genres: fantasy/scifi/YA prose, stage/screen, etc.

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Experienced writer and editor of 10 years with an MA in Intercultural Communication Studies from Shanghai Theatre Academy and a BA in English/Creative Writing and Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa. Specializing in editing short stories, novellas, and full-length manuscripts of literary fiction, fantasy, YA , science fiction, and dramatic works for the stage or screen of all types of sub-genres. Also edits friends' poetry from time to time too.

2 years of experience specifically with handling dramatic works to curate into some scripts literary magazine, a digital publication focusing on uplifting the literary merit of stage plays, screenplays, radio plays, Zoom plays, monologues, and more. Familiar with different publication formats for dramatic works.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Coming of Age
LGBTQ Fiction
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Plays & Screenplays
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Freelance SEO Content Writer/Editor

Self-Employed
August, 2020 – Present (about 1 year)

• Utilized SEO keywords & practices in writing and editing blog posts for a variety of clients

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

some scripts literary magazine
August, 2018 – Present (about 3 years)

• Founded unique literary magazine based on the literary merit of stage plays, screenplays, Zoom plays, etc.
• Implemented outreach and a social media strategy to boost submission numbers
• Compiled entries with reading team before editing, designing, and publishing online literary magazine

Dramaturg

Iowa Summer Rep
March, 2017 – June, 2017 (3 months)

• Compiled research on Oscar Wilde, his play The Importance of Being Earnest, and Victorian Britain into a playbill article, dramaturgical packet for actors, and 45-minute pre-show presentation

Dramaturg

Independent Productions/Self-Employed
April, 2016 – Present (over 5 years)

• Provided dramaturgical support to playwrights writing new plays for reading/production
• Excessively analyzed script drafts for unnecessary details
• Offered changes and suggestions to playwrights for final drafts

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