Amy Martin

Amy Martin - Editor

New York, NY, USA

An Assistant Editor at Bloomsbury Academic, I want to help academic, nonfiction, and literary fiction writers submit their best work.

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Overview

I'm a PhD candidate working in academic editorial and finishing my dissertation on fairy tale adaptations. I have experience working with academic writers from both the research assistant/copy editor angle and the editorial perspective. I have also worked as an intern for Bloomsbury's adult fiction and nonfiction division, where I evaluated manuscripts for potential acquisition. I'm hoping to work with academic, nonfiction, and literary fiction writers to help prepare their work for publication.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
History
Music
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Assistant Acquisitions Editor - Literary Studies

Bloomsbury Publishing
March, 2020 – Present (11 months)

I am an Assistant Acquisitions Editor on the Literary Studies list at Bloomsbury Academic, including the Literatures as World Literature series and the newly established Comparative Jewish Literature series.

I commission new titles, taking proposals and manuscripts through the peer review process. 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

Editorial Assistant - Academic

Bloomsbury Publishing
April, 2018 – February, 2020 (almost 2 years)

I was 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 worked with authors to prepare their manuscripts for transmittal to Production. I reviewed 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 reviewed each book for potential copyright violations, in text and images, and for image file quality. I worked to guarantee that each manuscript was ready for the Production team before transmittal to increase the author's satisfaction with the copyediting and proofing process.

I also liaised between authors and the Design team during the cover design process, and I made sure advance copies of our books reached their authors and editors in a timely fashion.

Adult Editorial Intern

Bloomsbury Publishing
March, 2017 – April, 2018 (about 1 year)

As an editorial intern for Bloomsbury's US Adult Editorial team, I regularly read and provided reader reports on various genres, including historical fiction, literary fiction, memoir, history, and biography. I also helped draft or revise cover copy for books in production.

I was able to successfully accomplish these tasks because of my experience as an avid reader, as well as my years of literary study, including a bachelors, a masters, and a doctoral program.

Publicity Intern

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

As a publicity intern at the French Embassy's book department, I copy-edited articles for the website and promotional materials. I 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. I also maintained the Twitter presence of the Book Department.

Research Assistant & Copy Editor

The Graduate Center, CUNY
February, 2010 – Present (almost 11 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.

I'm currently assisting Dr. Stanton on the research phase of her upcoming book on the Nation and Louis XIV.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Francophone Literature as World Literature (Literatures as World Literature)

Moraru, Christian, Simek, Nicole, Westphal, Bertrand

Samuel Beckett as World Literature (Literatures as World Literature)

Chakraborty, Thirthankar, Toribio Vazquez, Juan Luis, Weller, Shane

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

Pill (Object Lessons)

Robert Bennett

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. “You are what you eat.” Never is this truer than when we use medications, from beta blockers and aspirin to Viagra and epidurals-and especially psychotropic pills that transform our minds as well as our bodies. Meditating on how modern medicine increasingly measures out human identity not... read more

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. “You are what you eat.” Never is this truer than when we use medications, from beta blockers and aspirin to Viagra and epidurals-and especially psychotropic pills that transform our minds as well as our bodies. Meditating on how modern medicine increasingly measures out human identity not... read more

The 33 1/3 B-sides: New Essays by 33 1/3 Authors on Beloved and Underrated Albums

If given another chance to write for the series, which albums would 33 1/3 authors focus on the second time around? This anthology features compact essays from past 33 1/3 authors on albums that consume them, but about which they did not write. It explores often overlooked and underrated albums that may not have inspired their 33 1/3 books, but have played a large part in their own musical cul... read more

If given another chance to write for the series, which albums would 33 1/3 authors focus on the second time around? This anthology features compact essays from past 33 1/3 authors on albums that consume them, but about which they did not write. It explores often overlooked and underrated albums that may not have inspired their 33 1/3 books, but have played a large part in their own musical cul... read more

Dangerous Mediations: Pop Music in a Philippine Prison Video (New Approaches to Sound, Music, and Media)

Áine Mangaoang

In 2007, an unlikely troupe of 1500 Filipino prisoners became Internet celebrities after their YouTube video of Michael Jackson's ground-breaking hit 'Thriller' went viral. Taking this spectacular dance as a point of departure, Dangerous Mediations explores the disquieting development of prisoners performing punishment to a global, online audience. Combining analysis of this YouTube video with... read more

In 2007, an unlikely troupe of 1500 Filipino prisoners became Internet celebrities after their YouTube video of Michael Jackson's ground-breaking hit 'Thriller' went viral. Taking this spectacular dance as a point of departure, Dangerous Mediations explores the disquieting development of prisoners performing punishment to a global, online audience. Combining analysis of this YouTube video with... read more

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