Erin McCoy

Erin McCoy - Editor

Seattle, Washington, United States

I'm an editor, content writer, and copyeditor who has won dozens of awards in creative writing, photojournalism, and copyediting.

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Overview

I'm an editor, content writer, and copyeditor who has won dozens of awards in creative writing, photojournalism, and copyediting. My goal is to connect with your vision to help you make your book the best it can be.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
History
Nature
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Literature
Poetry
Science Fiction
Short Story

Awards

  • Fulbright Fellowship: English Teaching Assistantship
  • Best New Poets 2017
  • Washington Press Association: 1st place, Magazines: Investigative/Watchdog News (2014)
  • Washington Press Association: 1st place, Features, Health and Medicine (2014)
  • Washington Press Association: 2nd place, Magazines: Agriculture/Environment News (2014)
  • Washington Press Association: 2nd place, Magazines: Food Features (2014)
  • Washington Press Association: 1st and 2nd place, Agriculture/Environment News (2013)
  • Kentucky Press Association, 2012: Best Spot News Coverage, 1st; Best Business/Agribusiness Story, 1st; Best General News Picture, 2nd; Best Investigative Story or Series, 3rd; Best Feature Story, 3rd; Best Column, 3rd.
  • Kentucky Press Association, 2011: Best Investigative Story or Series, 1st and 3rd; Best Feature Story, 1st and 2nd; Best Feature Picture, 1st; Best Business/Agribusiness Story, 2nd; Best Lifestyle Page, 2nd; Best Spot News Picture, honorable mention.
  • Kentucky Press Association, 2006: Best Investigative Story or Series, 3rd place.
  • Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association, First Place, Deadline Copy Editing: 2015.
  • Joan Grayston Poetry Prize, University of Washington, 2017
  • The University of Washington’s Grace Milliman Pollock Scholarship (2016-2017)
  • Oakley Hall III Memorial Scholarship to attend the Community of Writers in Squaw Valley, California (Summer 2016)

Work experience

Editor

Cavendish Square
October, 2017 – Present (11 months)

I supervise and edit a nonfiction history series for high school readers.

Public Relations Manager

Open Books: A Poem Emporium
September, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

Promote readings, conversations, and book releases at one of just four poetry-only bookstores in the country.
Plan and initiate community outreach and partnerships to encourage poetry awareness, enjoyment, and sharing.
Identify and harness new income streams.
Increase Open Books’ brand awareness on a local and national level.

Public Relations Manager

Killer Infographics
January, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

Increase thought leadership of the company and its co-founders through public speaking engagements.
Boost brand awareness and engagement on a national and international scale through awards and media outreach.
Design initiatives and campaigns to expand the company’s clientele.

Senior Research & Content Editor

Killer Infographics
October, 2012 – August, 2014 (almost 2 years)

Researched, edited and wrote infographics on a broad variety of topics, including health, marketing, investing and cultural trends. Infographics have appeared on such notable sites as Mashable.
Varied style and tone based on client needs. Worked with such noteworthy clients as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Copywrote for multiple company web pages.

News Editor & Reporter/Photographer

The Kentucky Standard
October, 2010 – August, 2012 (almost 2 years)

As News Editor:
Coordinated story assignment and managed story quality in the Kentucky Standard newsroom.
Copy edited all content to be published in the paper and headed the design for every issue of the paper, including planning for and implementing front pages and special sections.
[Was hired for position with the knowledge that I was going to move to Seattle a short time after.]
Reporter/Photographer – The Kentucky Standard (Oct. 2010 to June 2012)

As Reporter/Photographer:
Wrote and took photographs for a variety of articles, including investigative pieces, feature stories, hard news, event coverage and crime.
Updated the website and social media sites daily with new and breaking news.
Designed graphics for articles and lay out pages. Recorded video and collected information for TV news stories at PLG-News 13.
Beats included police/fire, courts, education, planning & zoning, fiscal court, agriculture, and tourism.
Wrote the newspaper’s social media strategy. Primary operator of the paper’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Editorial Intern

Sarabande Books
January, 2010 – May, 2010 (4 months)

Managed general correspondence, including queries, submissions, and review copy requests. Wrote regular blog entries.
Designed the spring newsletter, a flyer, an event program, and educational information sheets. Planned an author tour.

Freelance photojournalist

Various magazines
January, 2009 – Present (over 9 years)

Freelance writing and photography have appeared in YES! Magazine online, LEO Weekly (Louisville, KY), Memphis Magazine, The Downs (Official Kentucky Derby and Oaks program), The Voice-Tribune (Louisville), (A)WAY magazine (Belgium),, and ProQuest CultureGrams and Discovery Guides.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Best New Poets 2017

Entering its twelfth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by t... read more

Entering its twelfth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by t... read more

Palabra desierta = Desert word = Palavra deserta = Parole désert.

Francisco  - Romano Pérez

(ISBN: 9789876462433 ) (Publication Date: 2011)

(ISBN: 9789876462433 ) (Publication Date: 2011)

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