Amy Martin

Amy Martin - Editor Tick

New York, NY, USA

I'm an Editorial Assistant at Bloomsbury Academic and a graduate student at CUNY, and I want to help academic writers submit their best work

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Overview

I'm a PhD candidate working in academic editorial and finishing my dissertation on French fairy tale adaptations. I have experience working with academic writers from both the research assistant/copyeditor angle and the editorial assistant perspective. I'm hoping to work with academic writers to help prepare their work for publication.
Services
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
History
Music
Philosophy
Publishing

Work experience

Editorial Assistant

Bloomsbury Publishing
April, 2018 – Present (about 1 year)

I am the assistant to Bloomsbury's Music and Sound Studies editor and a US-based Literary Studies editor, including the Object Lessons and 33 1/3 series. I work with authors to prepare their manuscripts for transmittal to Production. I review manuscripts to be sure they fit our US or UK house style guidelines and formatting requirements, and that edited volumes follow consistent style across chapters. I review each book for potential copyright violations, in text and images, and for image file quality. I like to guarantee that each manuscript is indeed ready for the Production team before transmittal to increase the author's satisfaction with the copyediting and proofing process.

I also liaise between authors and the Design team during the cover design process, and I am tasked with making sure advance copies of our books reach their authors and editors in a timely fashion. I love to see the new books come in and to hear an author's reaction to holding it in their hands.

Publicity Intern

Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York City
January, 2016 – June, 2016 (5 months)

Copyedited articles for the website and promotional materials.
Wrote the Week in Review to share news on the website and in a newsletter, based on research about French books news in the U.S. and around the world.
Maintained the Twitter presence of the Book Department.

Research Assistant & Copy Editor

The Graduate Center, CUNY
February, 2010 – October, 2018 (over 8 years)

I worked with Distinguished Professor of French Domna C. Stanton to prepare The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France (Routledge, 2014) for publication. I then worked with her publisher's copy editor to clear up issues that arose in the editing and proofing stages, and I assisted on compiling the index for the book.

In 2018, I copy edited Dr. Stanton's chapter, 'Contradicting Recollections of Slavery,' for an upcoming volume of A Comparative Literary History of Modern Slavery.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing (Women and Gender in the Early Modern World)

Domna C. Stanton

In its six case studies, The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France works out a model for (early modern) gender, which is articulated in the introduction. The book comprises essays on the construction of women: three in texts by male and three by female writers, including Racine, Fénelon, Poulain de la Barre, in the first part; La Guette, La Fayette and Sévigné, in the second. These studies... read more

In its six case studies, The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France works out a model for (early modern) gender, which is articulated in the introduction. The book comprises essays on the construction of women: three in texts by male and three by female writers, including Racine, Fénelon, Poulain de la Barre, in the first part; La Guette, La Fayette and Sévigné, in the second. These studies... read more

Joni Mitchell: New Critical Readings

Joni Mitchell: New Critical Readings recognizes the importance and innovativeness of the musician and artist Joni Mitchell and the need for a collection that theorizes her work as musician, composer, cultural commentator and antagonist. It showcases pieces by established and early career academics from the fields of popular music and literary studies on subjects such as Mitchell's guitar techn... read more

Joni Mitchell: New Critical Readings recognizes the importance and innovativeness of the musician and artist Joni Mitchell and the need for a collection that theorizes her work as musician, composer, cultural commentator and antagonist. It showcases pieces by established and early career academics from the fields of popular music and literary studies on subjects such as Mitchell's guitar techn... read more

This Must Be The Place: An Architectural History of Popular Music Performance Venues

Robert Kronenburg

This Must Be The Place is the first architectural history of popular music performance space, describing its beginnings, its different typologies, and its development into a distinctive genre of building design. It examines the design and form of popular music architecture and charts how it has been developed in ad-hoc ways by non-professionals such as building owners, promoters, and the music... read more

This Must Be The Place is the first architectural history of popular music performance space, describing its beginnings, its different typologies, and its development into a distinctive genre of building design. It examines the design and form of popular music architecture and charts how it has been developed in ad-hoc ways by non-professionals such as building owners, promoters, and the music... read more

Beckett, Lacan and the Mathematical Writing of the Real

Arka Chattopadhyay

Beckett, Lacan and the Mathematical Writing of the Real proposes writing as a mathematical and logical operation to build a bridge between Lacanian psychoanalysis and Samuel Beckett's prose works. Arka Chattopadhyay studies aspects such as the fundamental operational logic of a text, use of mathematical forms like geometry and arithmetic, the human obsession with counting, the moving body as a... read more

Beckett, Lacan and the Mathematical Writing of the Real proposes writing as a mathematical and logical operation to build a bridge between Lacanian psychoanalysis and Samuel Beckett's prose works. Arka Chattopadhyay studies aspects such as the fundamental operational logic of a text, use of mathematical forms like geometry and arithmetic, the human obsession with counting, the moving body as a... read more

The Wallace Effect: David Foster Wallace and the Contemporary Literary Imagination (David Foster Wallace Studies Book 2)

Marshall Boswell

The Wallace Effect explores David Foster Wallace's contested space at the forefront of 21st-century American fiction. Pioneering Wallace scholar Marshall Boswell does this by illuminating “The Wallace Effect”-the aura of literary competition that Wallace routinely summoned in his fiction and non-fiction and that continues to inform the reception of his work by his contemporaries. A frankly com... read more

The Wallace Effect explores David Foster Wallace's contested space at the forefront of 21st-century American fiction. Pioneering Wallace scholar Marshall Boswell does this by illuminating “The Wallace Effect”-the aura of literary competition that Wallace routinely summoned in his fiction and non-fiction and that continues to inform the reception of his work by his contemporaries. A frankly com... read more

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