Prepared book titles, files, and metadata for author representation at BookExpo America in New York between May 27-29, 2015.
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.
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.
Managed editorial production for Cambridge College online course modules.
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.
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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14 years experience editing graphic novels at Scholastic's Graphix imprint, as well as picture books, Middle-Grade novels, and YA novels.
Editor of more than 500 books. I specialize in thrillers, sci-fi, mysteries, fantasy, paranormal, horror, YA, and dystopian fiction.