I work at an in-house book publisher based in Berkeley, and I love everything about books.
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.
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.
I ensured graduate student success and corrected students' mistakes by using the style guidelines handbook.
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.
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.
I copyedited and proofread my professor's academic writings based on Renaissance themes of confession and memory, which is now a book on Amazon.
As an editorial intern, I proofread each chapter of a fiction, Christian novel before its publication.
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.
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
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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I'm a professional copyeditor and proofreader with in-house publishing experience and a bachelor's degree in creative writing.
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