Celeste Miller

Celeste Miller - Editor

Sudbury, ON, Canada

As a long-term freelancer, particularly in copy editing and proofreading, I thrive on making sure your work puts its best foot forward.

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Overview

Founding and managing the author services provider The Violet Hour Press, along with The Violet Hour Magazine (created to showcase contributors' short fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art), I handle a broad range of projects for my clients, particularly in areas like copywriting online content and book cover copy, and copyediting and/or proofreading everything from site content and blogs through to full manuscripts. With a wide range of work (unfortunately largely uncredited up until now), I love working in the industry and am eager to tackle more!

Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Children's Picture Books
Dystopian
Mashups
Romance
Short Story
Themes & Motifs
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
New Age

Certifications

  • Specialized BA in English & Professional Writing: Book Stream (Graduated Magna Cum Laude - York University)

Work experience

"The Publishing Fixer" (Publisher | Production Manager | Executive Editor)

Self-employed
February, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

Conducting interviews with potential clients; networking and collaborating with industry professionals; facilitating work between staff and clients; aiding in project concept development; proofreading and editing client work, and preparing a written report to provide constructive criticism along with manners for improvement; designing internal layout and covers for completed manuscripts; constructing and maintaining author websites and social media pages (e.g: Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads); arranging print and digital distribution for published client manuscripts; planning and executing online and print marketing strategies, including book launches and guest appearances at local events; managing, editing and publishing an arts and literature magazine.

Executive Editor

Existere: Journal of Arts & Literature
July, 2014 – July, 2015 (about 1 year)

Team leader and head editor for the publication two issues of a professional literary journal (following two years' collective work as Junior editor, Senior Fiction Editor, and Associate Editor); coordinated and participated in reading/reviewing submissions, making final selections for publication, online/in-office editing sessions and the compilation of contributor personal information/compensation; organized and executed journal tabling at Toronto Literary Festival (Summer 2014).

Assistant Editor

Existere: Journal of Arts & Literature
September, 2013 – June, 2014 (9 months)

Participating in reading and reviewing submissions for magazine; Aiding the management of the Senior and Junior editorial staff alongside the Executive Editor; Organizing, supervising and participating in editing sessions for the publication of issues; Contacting and coordinating with published contributors; Aiding in management of magazine's Facebook pages; Coordinating with the printing press responsible for printing the magazine's issues.

Senior Fiction Editor

Existere: Journal of Arts & Literature
September, 2012 – August, 2013 (11 months)

Reading and reviewing submissions for inclusion in the magazine; Compiling shortlist for final selection of fiction pieces in publication; Participating in editing process for publication of issues

Junior Editor

Existere: Journal of Arts & Literature
June, 2012 – August, 2012 (2 months)

Reading and reviewing submissions for the magazine; Participating in editing sessions for the publication of issues.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

The Diary of Patooti the Pig

Patooti Quinlan Labelle, Mrcedz Quinlan Labelle, Gerry Labelle

Ever wonder what life looks like through the eyes of a pig? Well, allow me to introduce myself: I am Patooti, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, and boy, do I have stories to tell! Follow me and my Diary on my adventures, and learn all about the fun (and trouble!) that I can find. Popcorn, snuggles, chicken coops, hide-and-seek... this pig's got it all. All that's missing is you!

Ever wonder what life looks like through the eyes of a pig? Well, allow me to introduce myself: I am Patooti, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, and boy, do I have stories to tell! Follow me and my Diary on my adventures, and learn all about the fun (and trouble!) that I can find. Popcorn, snuggles, chicken coops, hide-and-seek... this pig's got it all. All that's missing is you!

The Violet Hour Magazine - Issue 1.1 - "Time/Midnight"

Maddison Bonnett, Vera Constantineau, Danielle Dufoe

This first issue of our quarterly magazine is based on the themes of "time/the passing of time" and "what happens at the stroke of midnight", and contains short fiction by Martin Lees and Violet Hour publisher Celeste Miller, short non-fiction by Y.M. Mill and Violet Hour editor Danielle Dufoe, and poetry by Sudbury's Poet Laureate Kim Fahner, previous Sudbury Poet Laureate Roger Nash, newcome... read more

This first issue of our quarterly magazine is based on the themes of "time/the passing of time" and "what happens at the stroke of midnight", and contains short fiction by Martin Lees and Violet Hour publisher Celeste Miller, short non-fiction by Y.M. Mill and Violet Hour editor Danielle Dufoe, and poetry by Sudbury's Poet Laureate Kim Fahner, previous Sudbury Poet Laureate Roger Nash, newcome... read more

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