I'm currently an Assistant Editor at Getty Publications (J. Paul Getty Museum) where I work with subject matter experts on a number of compelling titles. Previously, I've been an Editorial Assistant with Random House while working as a freelance editor/writer for some time. At Random House, I've worked with numerous award-winning and best-selling authors. As a Random House editor, my expertise goes beyond the page. I'm uniquely suited in assessing the market and helping you shape your manuscript in the best way possible for its readership.
I've formerly been an educator, teaching 9th and 10th grade English. I hold my BA in English and MA in the humanities with an emphasis in history. I look forward to working with you and helping you to pursue your creative vision!
What to expect when working with me:
-A detailed and professional read with clear and open lines of communication.
-After reviewing the manuscript, the manuscript will be returned with notes in track changes in addition to an editorial memo.
-If a second round of edits is agreed upon, feel free to message me as you complete the edits.
-If a second round of edits is agreed upon, the manuscript will be returned once more with notes in track changes in addition to an editorial memo.
**NOTICE: Any and all work done with Reedsy is completely separate from my work at Getty Publications. My opinions are my own and working with me does not imply an endorsement from Getty Publications.**
Getty Publications (J. Paul Getty Museum)
Edit, project manage, and publish various academic, museum, and trade books.
Work with subject matter experts such as curators, researchers, and professors.
Collaborate with design, marketing, and publicity teams.
Brainstorm ideas for new texts.
My editorial functions include, but are not limited to:
Draft and edit branded content to increase client company exposure and highlight client company culture.
Research topics, craft briefs, and edit articles for B2C purposes
Utilize SEO tools (Ahrefs, Clearscope, etc.) and expertise to optimize online content
Penguin Random House
I've worked on the latest books by award-winning and bestselling writers including Gary Shteyngart and Angie Kim, as well as debut authors such as Hafizah Geter and The New Yorker’s Vinson Cunningham.
My other responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Reading, documenting, and organizing submissions.
Draft pass letters, participate in author/agent calls.
Work with authors and other editors on line, structural, and plot edits.
Work with marketing, publicity, and sales to find the best possible positioning strategy.
Penguin Random House
Read submissions for a variety of editors with eclectic lists and drafted rejection letters
Researched comparative titles using MyHouse and assisted with Profit/Loss sheets
Attended editorial, marketing, and design meetings
The Wesley School
Create content for and manage the Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts
Manage, update, and write copy for the school website using Finalsite CMS
Photograph and record events to use for marketing material
La Salle High School
Instructed students in literature, writing, and grammar
Generated an engaging and rigorous curriculum while staying current with best practices
The primary and lead editor on a series of novels, all receiving a 5-star rating on Amazon
Provide grammatical, structural, and plot edits
Work in tandem with author and publisher to achieve best result
Pasadena Black Pages
Write and contribute articles pertaining to the African-American community
Generate original content after researching popular and compelling topics
Topics include: Voting, Black Role Models, Black History Month, profiles on influential individuals, etc.
Orange Media Network
Edited, managed, and published Literary Arts Journal.
Managed a team of editors, contributors, and graphic designers.
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