Allison Roberts

Allison Roberts – Editor

Editor and writer with four years of publishing experience and non-fiction preference. (Familiar with AP and Chicago Manual Style)

Overview

I have worked for the past two years at a literary agency in Austin, Texas, as an editor and writer. I have provided editorial assistance within Chicago Manual of Style guidelines such as substantive editing, copyediting, line editing, proofing, and written the back cover copy for many professionally published books. I mainly have experience working with non-fiction manuscripts, from business books to entertainment and sports memoirs to Christian literature/self-help.

I have also written over 50 book proposals that have received 5 or 6-figure advances from the publishing houses of Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster. Prior to my current job, I worked as Editor and Chief of a newspaper, reporting, writing, and editing in AP Style. I am passionate about sharing stories that have the ability to make an impact on lives for the better and will do a thorough job to get any manuscript to where it needs to be for success.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian Non-Fiction Entertainment Health & Wellbeing Inspirational Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

The Fedd Agency

Oct, 2020 — Present

- Provide editorial assistance with substantive editing, copyediting, line editing, proofing, and back cover copy.
- Managing the creation of successful book proposals for high profile authors pitched to the Top 5 U.S. Publishing Houses.
- Written over 50 proposals, receiving $2.5 million in advances.
- Coach authors to successfully transverse multimedia channels including recording, editing, and marketing audiobooks on Amazon ACX, Audible, and iTunes.
- Developed marketing materials to align strategic goals of the company to target demographics via 6 unique platforms. Projects have yielded 20% increased engagement monthly.

Fulfill UR Ministry

Jul, 2020 — Sep, 2020 (2 months)

- Wrote and researched articles to publish weekly content to amplify the non-profit's public engagement.

The Optimist Newspaper

May, 2018 — Sep, 2020 (over 2 years)

- Reported on breaking news and feature stories in AP Style working with elements of media like photography, videography, and socials.
- Established new graphic design and designed the newspaper weekly.
- Managed a staff of 40 employees, established a staff manual, and ran website and social accounts to promote newspaper publication.

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Jeffrey W.

Jeffrey W.

Dec, 2022

It has been a superb experience working with Allison H. I was fortunate to find her during her first week at Reedsy; and I chose her for an assessment edit first, because I was greatly attracted to the strengths evident in her profile, and second because she was able to begin immediately. (In this medium, all caps is the only way to add emphasis.) During the first weeks of our collaborati...
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