Arvyn Cerezo

Arvyn Cerezo - Editor

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Book publishing professional with strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills and with vast knowledge of all stages of publishing.

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Overview

Arvyn Cerezo is a Manila-based freelance writer/journalist specializing in arts, culture, and technology. Having worked as a book editor at a major publishing house in the Philippines, they are well-versed on the different segments of trade book publishing—print, e-book, and audiobook. A certified bookworm, they write for Publishers Weekly, AudioFile Magazine, and Book Riot. Arvyn also loves learning languages. They have an English degree, and they’re currently working on their Spanish level C1. You can find them at @ArvynCerezo on Twitter.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Classics
LGBTQ
Literature
Short Story
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Contributing Writer

Self-employed
July, 2019 – Present (3 months)

Book Reviewer

Self-employed
March, 2019 – Present (7 months)

Book Reviewer

AudioFile Magazine
May, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

• Writing two audiobook reviews per month with focus on literary fiction, poetry, and young adult for the American audience.

Editor

Anvil Publishing
July, 2016 – September, 2018 (about 2 years)

• Assessed and acquired manuscripts for publication and determined if they are fit for particular imprints.

• Formatted and converted physical titles into electronic formats (e-books).

• Maintained the production schedules of print books, e-books, and audiobooks.

• Expanded Anvil Publishing’s reach by writing engaging copies, creating a blog and a microsite, and producing best-selling titles.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Ang Larawan: From Stage to Screen

Culturtain Musicat Productions Inc, Nick Joaquin

Now available as an e-book!This definitive volume brings together Nick Joaquin’s classic play, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, Rolando Tinio’s libretto of Ang Larawan, The Musical (which is based on the play), and the screenplay of Ang Larawan, The Movie. Includes 16 colored pages of photos of the stage musical and movie, the last interview of Tinio, a learning guide, the behind-the-scen... read more

Now available as an e-book!This definitive volume brings together Nick Joaquin’s classic play, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, Rolando Tinio’s libretto of Ang Larawan, The Musical (which is based on the play), and the screenplay of Ang Larawan, The Movie. Includes 16 colored pages of photos of the stage musical and movie, the last interview of Tinio, a learning guide, the behind-the-scen... read more

Dear Universe: Poems on Love, Longing, and Finding Your Place in the Cosmos

Pierra Calasanz-Labrador

Dear Universe...can you hear me? If Pierra Calasanz-Labrador's debut poetry collection The Heartbreak Diaries was equivalent to an "ugly cry", this second volume is an introspective journey, a quiet voice longing to be heard. Like stumbling upon an introvert's secret diary, these 50 poems chronicle fervent wishes, hidden fears, and everyday acts of bravery that may sound uncannily familiar. Wh... read more

Dear Universe...can you hear me? If Pierra Calasanz-Labrador's debut poetry collection The Heartbreak Diaries was equivalent to an "ugly cry", this second volume is an introspective journey, a quiet voice longing to be heard. Like stumbling upon an introvert's secret diary, these 50 poems chronicle fervent wishes, hidden fears, and everyday acts of bravery that may sound uncannily familiar. Wh... read more

America Is in the Heart

carlos bulosan

In the introduction by Carey McWilliams, he described Bulosan's novel as a "social classic" that reflected on the experiences of Filipino immigrants in America who were searching for the "promises of a better life." Bulosan's novel is one of the few books that detail the migrant workers' struggles in the United States during the 1930s through the 1940s, a time when signs like "Dogs and Filipin... read more

In the introduction by Carey McWilliams, he described Bulosan's novel as a "social classic" that reflected on the experiences of Filipino immigrants in America who were searching for the "promises of a better life." Bulosan's novel is one of the few books that detail the migrant workers' struggles in the United States during the 1930s through the 1940s, a time when signs like "Dogs and Filipin... read more

The woman who had two navels (Filipino literary classics)

Nick Joaquin

This book is a fictional story of a Filipina woman who believes she has two navels. It is widely considered as a classic in Philippine literature. It is divided into 5 chapters: Paco, Macho, La Vidal, The Chinese Moon, and Doctor Monson.

This book is a fictional story of a Filipina woman who believes she has two navels. It is widely considered as a classic in Philippine literature. It is divided into 5 chapters: Paco, Macho, La Vidal, The Chinese Moon, and Doctor Monson.

The Summer Solstice and Other Stories

Nick Joaquin

Widely regarded as the greatest Filipino writer of the 20th century, Joaquin continued to write literary and journalistic pieces until his death on April 29, 2004, at the age of 86. Stories in this volume: -The Mass of St. Sylvestre -The Summer Solstice -The Order of Melkizedek

Widely regarded as the greatest Filipino writer of the 20th century, Joaquin continued to write literary and journalistic pieces until his death on April 29, 2004, at the age of 86. Stories in this volume: -The Mass of St. Sylvestre -The Summer Solstice -The Order of Melkizedek

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