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Linda Mank

Linda Mank - Editor

New Bedford, MA

Senior Editor/Proofreader with over 10 years of traditional and independent book publishing experience.

Overview

I have released over 4,500 independent authors to print since 2012. I checked every single galley prior to uploading their final files to Ingram. If hired, I can promise your book will be 'printer' ready. I love book production and revisions are expensive!

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Historical Fiction Holiday Horror Literature Poetry Science Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Publishing Consultant

Self-Employed

August, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

Literary Agent

KaitNeese.com

January, 2015 – June, 2015 (5 months)

Prepared book titles, files, and metadata for author representation at BookExpo America in New York between May 27-29, 2015.

Senior Director of Post-Production

Publish on Demand Global

January, 2009 – August, 2015 (over 6 years)

Managed book production for 500+ titles per year. Tracked 70-80 book titles each day to ensure strict release schedule. Hired, trained, and supervised remote contractors in India, China, and Singapore to client and company quality standards. Released author-approved book files for channel distribution and archived final files to cloud storage. Coordinated new edition invoicing and all post-production and post-release revisions to current titles. Curated manuscripts, book titles, and metadata sell sheets for international rights purchases at US and international book fairs.

Team Leader, Medical Verbatim

ANP Transcriptions

July, 2007 – December, 2011 (over 4 years)

Managed the planning and day-to-day operations of the Medical Verbatim team. Scheduled assignments to a team of 10+ transcriptionists and medical editors. Proofread final files against client audio to ensure 100% accuracy. Delivered completed files to client and finalized project billing. Hired and trained new transcriptionists and medical editors to adhere to client formats. Clients included Teva Neuroscience, Genentech, and Kaiser Family Foundation.

Production Editor

iDL Systems

March, 2006 – June, 2008 (about 2 years)

Managed editorial production for Cambridge College online course modules.

Art and Production Project Manager

PrePressPMG

May, 2005 – May, 2007 (about 2 years)

Managed Houghton Mifflin School ancillary projects from manuscript to final files. Supervised compositors, proofreaders, and production artists. Collaborated with the Editorial Project Manager, School trafficker, and the client. Managed art production for Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt School projects. Developed art manuscript and created art logs. Collaborated with the Art Director to outsource render art with client-approved School Freelance Artists. Supervised in-house Production Artist for pick-up and modify pieces. Trained, mentored, and supervised Editorial Assistants in page and art production. Communicated with art and composition services in Chennai, India. Developed new processes to streamline communication, lead weekly meetings troubleshooting art problems, and was involved in creating an efficient workflow and product.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Gimme-Jimmy

Sherrill S. Cannon

How a Bully Learns to Share ... "James Alexander's nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, "Gimme." Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy's concern when he found that every time he said the word "Gimme," his hand grew... read more

How a Bully Learns to Share ... "James Alexander's nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, "Gimme." Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy's concern when he found that every time he said the word "Gimme," his hand grew... read more

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