Frank Cernik

Frank Cernik - Editor

Glenham, NY, United States

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I'm a sensitive and adaptable Developmental Editor skilled in offering innovative and applicable suggestions that strengthen manuscripts' clarity, style, and impact. I am highly attuned to emotional issues, and work always at both detail and big-picture levels. I'm comfortable with all written registers, and am driven to strengthen authors' artistic success, enrich critical reception, and increase sales.

English (US)
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Humor & Comedy
Science Fiction
Short Story
Themes & Motifs
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult & Teen


  • Fulbright Grantee
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Work experience

Narrative Consultant

Fight or Flight Games
October, 2016 – Present (about 2 years)

Offered worldbuilding and textual suggestions and content during game


June, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

Refined and improved fiction and nonfiction in close collaboration with authors

ASD Nest Guest Speaker

NYU Steinhardt
May, 2016 – June, 2016 (about 1 month)

Presented Autism-oriented life skills and logical techniques to students and their families

Research Fellow

February, 2015 – March, 2016 (about 1 year)

Researched technological and educational projects for various faculty members

Editorial Intern

NYU Press
February, 2015 – December, 2015 (10 months)

Supported three Assistant Editors with administrative duties and copy-writing

Editorial Director

Anamesa Journal
September, 2014 – May, 2016 (over 1 year)

Drove submissions, directed communications, and oversaw production of the magazine


Varsity Tutors
October, 2013 – July, 2014 (9 months)

Assisted students with all levels of mathematics, writing, and test-taking strategies

Co-Facilitator, Teen Program

Tempe Diversity Dialogues
October, 2013 – May, 2014 (7 months)

Conducted weekly conversations concerning race, cliques, and other teen issues

Debate Coach

McClintock High School
September, 2013 – May, 2014 (8 months)

Developed students' argumentative abilities within formalized debate structures
Workshopped students' interpretive pieces with respect to competitive acting styles
Served as primary editor for the team's varying debate and acting presentations


The Fulbright Korea Infusion
October, 2011 – June, 2013 (over 1 year)

Consulted with authors in person and remotely to improve themed entries for publication

English Teaching Assistant

Fulbright Korea
June, 2011 – July, 2013 (about 2 years)

Led up to 20 one-hour classes on English Language and American Culture per week
Volunteered weekly to teach English to defectors from North Korea
Served on the editing staff of Infusion, the Fulbright literary magazine of South Korea
Engaged with Koreans and Fulbrighters to enact a robust set of pedagogical ideologies

Language Tutor

University of Arizona Center for English as a Second Language
January, 2011 – May, 2011 (4 months)

Received TEFL/TESOL Certification
Provided both focused and general English instruction in a one-on-one setting


Persona Literary Magazine
September, 2009 – May, 2011 (over 1 year)

Selected fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for inclusion in each yearly issue


Arizona PIRG
December, 2007 – May, 2008 (5 months)

Advocated for progressive environmental, LGBT+, and consumer rights organizations

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