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