Experienced editor with Penguin Random House and former educator with an excellent editorial eye and content creation ability.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Edited, managed, and published Literary Arts Journal.
Managed a team of editors, contributors, and graphic designers.
Michelle Corbier, August 2022
Matthew Whetsell, June 2022
ana frederick, April 2022
Dathane Turner, April 2022
Sheena Williams, February 2022
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CAREER COPY EDITOR/PROOFREADER, 20+ YEARS’ EXPERIENCE. Fiction, nonfiction, screenplays. Worked for Kirkus/CreateSpace, Scholastic + more.
Literary agent specialising in non-fiction: personal development, mind, body, spirit and memoir. Previously at Penguin Random House.