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Katie Gezi

Katie Gezi - Editor

San Francisco, CA, United States

I am a dedicated and detail-oriented editor who is passionate about book publishing.

Overview

I work at an in-house book publisher based in Berkeley, and I love everything about books.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Travel
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Christian Cultural & Ethnic Themes Dystopian Fantasy Historical Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction

Work experience

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

North Atlantic Books
October, 2016 – Present (about 1 year)

My responsibilities include but are not limited to: handling all promotional mailings, coordinating with backlist and frontlist authors, managing social media, organizing and promoting book campaigns, and more.

Marketing and Publicity Intern

North Atlantic Books
June, 2015 – August, 2015 (2 months)

As a publicity intern, I learned research skills, InDesign skills, and how to write formal pitches for upcoming books. I also used the Penguin Random House database to gather information for press kits and interview questions.

Preliminary Thesis Editor

Cal Poly Graduate Education, San Luis Obispo
March, 2015 – August, 2016 (over 1 year)

I ensured graduate student success and corrected students' mistakes by using the style guidelines handbook.

Self-Publisher and Editor

Cal Poly State University, English Department
January, 2015 – April, 2016 (about 1 year)

I have transcribed, edited, and published Stephen Bateman’s The Trauailed Pilgrime (1569). This sixteen-month project is now available on Amazon and CreateSpace, including an introduction and self-created footnotes.

Editorial Intern

Hawkins Publishing Group
March, 2014 – August, 2014 (5 months)

I was assigned a fictional manuscript, Apple Creek Farm, and in charge of holding conference calls with the author and with my boss weekly to ensure the best work possible, learning the ins and outs of publishing.

Student Assistant and Proofreader

Cal Poly State University, English Department
September, 2013 – June, 2016 (over 2 years)

I copyedited and proofread my professor's academic writings based on Renaissance themes of confession and memory, which is now a book on Amazon.

Editorial Intern

Genius Publishing Company
June, 2013 – September, 2013 (3 months)

As an editorial intern, I proofread each chapter of a fiction, Christian novel before its publication.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Confession and Memory in Early Modern English Literature: Penitential Remains (Early Modern Literature in History)

Paul D. Stegner, Teichmann

This is the first study to consider the relationship between private confessional rituals and memory across a range of early modern writers, including Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and Robert Southwell.

This is the first study to consider the relationship between private confessional rituals and memory across a range of early modern writers, including Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and Robert Southwell.

The Trauailed Pilgrime

Stephen Bateman

Bateman’s The Trauailed Pilgrime (1569), an allegorical dream vision, provides readers with parallel moral and religious concepts. Bateman’s translation is a successful blend of Olivier de la Marche’s Le Chevalier Délibéré (1488) and Hernando de Acuña’s El Cavarello Determinado (1565), and it would influence Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Book I (1590). Bateman combines chivalry and pilgr... read more

Bateman’s The Trauailed Pilgrime (1569), an allegorical dream vision, provides readers with parallel moral and religious concepts. Bateman’s translation is a successful blend of Olivier de la Marche’s Le Chevalier Délibéré (1488) and Hernando de Acuña’s El Cavarello Determinado (1565), and it would influence Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Book I (1590). Bateman combines chivalry and pilgr... read more

Apple Creek Farm

Gail Johnston

After surviving two failed marriages, Sylvia is a recently divorced mother living in the Illinois wilderness struggling to raise two teenagers while trying to mend emotional scars meted out by domestic violence. Despite the odds, Sylvia faces the wilderness with a strong determination to keep her heart, mind, body, spirit, and family in tact as she rebuilds her life on Apple Creek Farm and dis... read more

After surviving two failed marriages, Sylvia is a recently divorced mother living in the Illinois wilderness struggling to raise two teenagers while trying to mend emotional scars meted out by domestic violence. Despite the odds, Sylvia faces the wilderness with a strong determination to keep her heart, mind, body, spirit, and family in tact as she rebuilds her life on Apple Creek Farm and dis... read more

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