Marina Brown

Marina Brown - Editor

San Diego, CA, USA

Proofreader. Editor. Tutor. MFA Poet. Books, creative manuscripts, essays, textbooks, blogs, professional materials. Fluent in Russian.

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Overview

Experienced in digital publishing, creative writing, image sourcing, style guides, integrated content marketing, academic texts, political, historical, and humanities research. I also tutor SAT/ACT English/Writing.

M.F.A. Writing
B.A. Russian
B.A. International Relations

Trello, Uberflip, Marketo, Slack, Canva, Wordpress, Medium, Adobe Acrobat Reader, G-Suite, etc.

Please reach out to discuss my resume, publications, and potential projects.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Poetry
Science Fiction
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Psychology
Travel

Work experience

Writer, Content Manager (Marketing and Communications)

Association of California School Administrators
July, 2017 – September, 2018 (about 1 year)

Curate Resource Hub using editorial calendar, Uberflip, Trello, Marketo analytics. Work with ACSA professional partners; utilize research, integrated content marketing, image sourcing, interview skills, "calls to action" for lead generation/conversion, increased web engagement, member recruitment, higher attendance at professional development events.

3x/week: publish branded content on leadership-building, equity issues, financial sustainability, crisis response, law, school safety, EdTech.

Proofread ACSA publications. Write EdCal award-winner and Every Student Succeeds profile stories.

Proofreader

Cognella Academic Publishing
July, 2017 – Present (almost 5 years)

Proofread university textbooks (humanities, sciences) on Adobe Acrobat Reader. Locate formatting, OCR, image errors, noting spelling, grammar, punctuation mistakes.

Staff Writer

ALLDAY.com
April, 2016 – October, 2016 (6 months)

Followed AP style guide. Managed daily deadlines with quick turnaround. Conducted meticulous research and in-depth image sourcing to build visually engaging stories on "weird history," culture, travel, and other topics. Popular content reached 50,000+ views.

Editor, Social Media Manager

Frontiers Saga Publishing
July, 2015 – January, 2017 (over 1 year)

Edited 200,000-word novels, improving readability in flow, structure, grammar, syntax.

Used Wordpress to build detailed Wiki of expansive fictional universe.

Using Analytics, grew Facebook, Twitter by 50%, moving author to #46 in Kindle-SciFi, #55 in Books-SciFi.

Freelance Writer, Editor

marinabrownca@gmail.com
June, 2015 – Present (almost 7 years)

Freelance: Copy editing, writing, proofreading: blog articles, stories, book chapters, music, reviews, news summaries, press releases, brochures, documents.

Dictation services: legal.

Work with students: At the request of university professors, developmental editing of student essays: grammar, spelling, flow, citation, style. Use Track Changes in Word.

Editor-in-Chief, Chapter Founder

Her Campus Magazine at UC Davis
May, 2014 – June, 2015 (about 1 year)

Founded chapter; recruited 25-person staff; reached top 40% worldwide rank in 1 year.

Published, edited weekly articles on academics, news, fashion, entertainment.

Mobilized national media correspondence to implement profitable promotional campaigns with local and national brands.

Oversaw Publicity, Social Media, Content, Events teams. Hosted events on and off campus.

Portfolio (21 selected works)

California's Best Emerging Poets: An Anthology

Z Publishing

In California, hopes and dreams burst forth like rays from the perpetual sunshine that blankets the landscape. They hover and sparkle in the golden sky and manifest themselves artistically in movies, television, fine art… and poetry.And in California’s Best Emerging Poets, 150+ young up-and-coming poets have their own chance to shine. Covering a wide array of topics ranging from love and heart... read more

In California, hopes and dreams burst forth like rays from the perpetual sunshine that blankets the landscape. They hover and sparkle in the golden sky and manifest themselves artistically in movies, television, fine art… and poetry.And in California’s Best Emerging Poets, 150+ young up-and-coming poets have their own chance to shine. Covering a wide array of topics ranging from love and heart... read more

Ep.#8 - "Sanctuary" (The Frontiers Saga - Part 2: Rogue Castes)

Ryk Brown

Part 2: Episode 8A family nearly destroyed…A loved one in need of help…A fleet in need of a home port…An Alliance struggling to be reborn…Captain Scott has lost his entire family, save his sister, who needs better medical care than the Aurora can provide.Nathan, his friends, and the crew of the Seiiki must leave the Karuzari fleet to fend for themselves, while they try to find a way to save Mi... read more

Part 2: Episode 8A family nearly destroyed…A loved one in need of help…A fleet in need of a home port…An Alliance struggling to be reborn…Captain Scott has lost his entire family, save his sister, who needs better medical care than the Aurora can provide.Nathan, his friends, and the crew of the Seiiki must leave the Karuzari fleet to fend for themselves, while they try to find a way to save Mi... read more

Ep.#9 - "I am Justice" (The Frontiers Saga - Part 2: Rogue Castes)

Ryk Brown

Part 2: Episode 9A chance to gain resources…A need to prepare a defense…A trap about to be sprung…An opportunity for justice…As his sister faces a critical moment, Captain Scott must chase his friends to regions he has yet to travel.Sometimes, you just have to take risks for those you care about. Sometimes, quite often. "I am Justice" is the 9th episode in Part 2 of the Frontiers Saga: Rogue C... read more

Part 2: Episode 9A chance to gain resources…A need to prepare a defense…A trap about to be sprung…An opportunity for justice…As his sister faces a critical moment, Captain Scott must chase his friends to regions he has yet to travel.Sometimes, you just have to take risks for those you care about. Sometimes, quite often. "I am Justice" is the 9th episode in Part 2 of the Frontiers Saga: Rogue C... read more

Ep.#4 -"Rebellion (The Frontiers Saga - Part 2: Rogue Castes)

Ryk Brown

Part 2: Episode 4An old leader born anew…A legendary ship at his disposal…A desperate crisis born of chaos…Needed allies out of unforeseen events…Nathan Scott has finally returned to lead the new Karuzari in a rebellion against the Dusahn Empire. But first, he will need to secure a ship to accommodate those who have already joined their cause.The question is; How much of him is now Nathan, and... read more

Part 2: Episode 4An old leader born anew…A legendary ship at his disposal…A desperate crisis born of chaos…Needed allies out of unforeseen events…Nathan Scott has finally returned to lead the new Karuzari in a rebellion against the Dusahn Empire. But first, he will need to secure a ship to accommodate those who have already joined their cause.The question is; How much of him is now Nathan, and... read more

Ep.#1 -"Escalation (The Frontiers Saga - Part 2: Rogue Castes)

Ryk Brown

Part 2: Episode 1A cease-fire that has lasted seven years…Worlds half-destroyed that have been rebuilt anew…Friends and crewmates scattered light-years apart…New leaders that would be kings…The Jung threat has been renewed, in ways not imagined. It will take a new savior to inspire the masses, and once again lead those willing to fight against oppression.But who will the new savior be?

Part 2: Episode 1A cease-fire that has lasted seven years…Worlds half-destroyed that have been rebuilt anew…Friends and crewmates scattered light-years apart…New leaders that would be kings…The Jung threat has been renewed, in ways not imagined. It will take a new savior to inspire the masses, and once again lead those willing to fight against oppression.But who will the new savior be?

Ep.#8 - "Celestia: CV-02" (The Frontiers Saga)

Ryk Brown

Episode 8A world divided…A ship under construction…A military scrambling to prepare a defense…A moment that everyone hoped would never come…The Earth Defense Force must find a way to defend their world against invasion by the Jung Empire. More importantly, they must protect their newest ship, the UES Celestia, as she may be their last hope.“Celestia: CV-02” is a 94,000 word novel, and is the 8... read more

Episode 8A world divided…A ship under construction…A military scrambling to prepare a defense…A moment that everyone hoped would never come…The Earth Defense Force must find a way to defend their world against invasion by the Jung Empire. More importantly, they must protect their newest ship, the UES Celestia, as she may be their last hope.“Celestia: CV-02” is a 94,000 word novel, and is the 8... read more

Arrival

Ryk Brown

The Eden Project was a dream. To start the first extra-solar colony… To avoid the mistakes of our past… To start anew.Three generations, born and raised on a starship hurtling through space. To never know an open sky… To never feel the wind on their face… To never witness the sun rise or set.It is up to the advance team to set foot on each of these worlds, conduct their surveys, and send their... read more

The Eden Project was a dream. To start the first extra-solar colony… To avoid the mistakes of our past… To start anew.Three generations, born and raised on a starship hurtling through space. To never know an open sky… To never feel the wind on their face… To never witness the sun rise or set.It is up to the advance team to set foot on each of these worlds, conduct their surveys, and send their... read more

Communicating Well: A Fundamental Toolkit

Brecken Chinn

Communicating Well: A Fundamental Toolkit offers a full conceptual framework to help students of all ages become skilled communicators in relationships, in groups, as public speakers, and as media users. Conceived and authored by a diverse team of veteran communication professors, Communicating Well provides students a lean yet thought-provoking set of tools and tips for realizing their potent... read more

Communicating Well: A Fundamental Toolkit offers a full conceptual framework to help students of all ages become skilled communicators in relationships, in groups, as public speakers, and as media users. Conceived and authored by a diverse team of veteran communication professors, Communicating Well provides students a lean yet thought-provoking set of tools and tips for realizing their potent... read more

Social Policy and Social Justice: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse Society

Michael Reisch

Providing the breadth of a standard text and the depth of a contributed volume, Social Policy and Social Justice: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse Society is built on a clear, conceptual social justice framework and provides up-to-date analyses of contemporary social policy issues, written by experts in their particular areas of research and practice. The book uses case studies and rigorous... read more

Providing the breadth of a standard text and the depth of a contributed volume, Social Policy and Social Justice: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse Society is built on a clear, conceptual social justice framework and provides up-to-date analyses of contemporary social policy issues, written by experts in their particular areas of research and practice. The book uses case studies and rigorous... read more

Business and Economic Statistics Study Guide

Kristofor Paulson

Business and Economic Statistics Study Guide is designed to complement and enhance the teachings of the textbook Breaking through the World of Statistics. This guide provides students with additional opportunities for practice and analysis using a three-step approach. For each section of the guide, students first review key learning objectives, read a full chapter outline, then test their know... read more

Business and Economic Statistics Study Guide is designed to complement and enhance the teachings of the textbook Breaking through the World of Statistics. This guide provides students with additional opportunities for practice and analysis using a three-step approach. For each section of the guide, students first review key learning objectives, read a full chapter outline, then test their know... read more

Lessons for Teaching Concepts in Mathematics and Statistics Using Sports, Volume 1

Heather Ervin, Reza Noubary

This two-volume anthology uses engaging examples from the world of sports to introduce students to critical concepts in mathematics and statistics. Volume I is organized into eleven sections, which use data from golf, long jump, soccer, hockey, NASCAR, and wrestling to help illustrate statistical reasoning and effective data analysis. Topics discussed include population and samples, graphical ... read more

This two-volume anthology uses engaging examples from the world of sports to introduce students to critical concepts in mathematics and statistics. Volume I is organized into eleven sections, which use data from golf, long jump, soccer, hockey, NASCAR, and wrestling to help illustrate statistical reasoning and effective data analysis. Topics discussed include population and samples, graphical ... read more

From Personal to Political: How Women and Feminism Created Social Change

Joanna Wall

From Personal to Political: How Women and Feminism Created Social Change is dedicated to the second, third, and fourth waves of feminism. The selected readings explore how these movements prompted social changes and highlight the outcomes of those changes. The book also gives readers valuable insight into many lesser-known aspects of the feminist movement including domestic violence coalitions... read more

From Personal to Political: How Women and Feminism Created Social Change is dedicated to the second, third, and fourth waves of feminism. The selected readings explore how these movements prompted social changes and highlight the outcomes of those changes. The book also gives readers valuable insight into many lesser-known aspects of the feminist movement including domestic violence coalitions... read more

Families in Daily Life: Macro and Micro Perspectives

Though the presentation of carefully selected readings, Families in Daily Life: Macro and Micro Perspectives helps students develop a comprehensive understanding of family life dynamics at a macro and micro level. The text examines the interactions, attitudes, and emotions that shape individual family ties, while also exploring the interplay between larger population dynamics in family life an... read more

Though the presentation of carefully selected readings, Families in Daily Life: Macro and Micro Perspectives helps students develop a comprehensive understanding of family life dynamics at a macro and micro level. The text examines the interactions, attitudes, and emotions that shape individual family ties, while also exploring the interplay between larger population dynamics in family life an... read more

Practical Creativity: Activities and Ideas for Your Language Classroom

Anne Cummings Hlas

Practical Creativity: Activities and Ideas for Your Language Classroom supplies world language, dual language, and English as a second language educators with a research-based model for using creativity to support language acquisition in the classroom. The book includes innovative learning exercises and teaching guidelines that are based on research of the cognitive and sociocultural aspects o... read more

Practical Creativity: Activities and Ideas for Your Language Classroom supplies world language, dual language, and English as a second language educators with a research-based model for using creativity to support language acquisition in the classroom. The book includes innovative learning exercises and teaching guidelines that are based on research of the cognitive and sociocultural aspects o... read more

Ink and Edit: Making Research Matter in Writing and in Life

Sam Bell

Ink and Edit: Making Research Matter in Writing and in Life is a composition textbook that encourages students to explore who they are and what the world means to them in order to translate that self-awareness and knowledge into meaningful research and writing. Every chapter begins with a personal introduction by the author to provide context for the subject at hand, followed by exploratory wr... read more

Ink and Edit: Making Research Matter in Writing and in Life is a composition textbook that encourages students to explore who they are and what the world means to them in order to translate that self-awareness and knowledge into meaningful research and writing. Every chapter begins with a personal introduction by the author to provide context for the subject at hand, followed by exploratory wr... read more

Democracy in New England: A Community Politics Reader

Jonathan L. Wharton

Democracy in New England: A Community Politics Reader analyzes the unique politics and history of the area and explores the political participation of its residents. Highlighting the politics of New Haven, Boston, and Providence, the book features both primary sources and works from the discipline of political science to underscore cultural, historical, and political dynamics. The first three ... read more

Democracy in New England: A Community Politics Reader analyzes the unique politics and history of the area and explores the political participation of its residents. Highlighting the politics of New Haven, Boston, and Providence, the book features both primary sources and works from the discipline of political science to underscore cultural, historical, and political dynamics. The first three ... read more

Practical Managerial Accounting: Concepts and Tools Supporting Business Strategy

John Brooks Peacock, Chris Akroyd

Practical Managerial Accounting: Concepts and Tools Supporting Business Strategypresents students with a new approach to managerial accounting focused on three broad areas within the discipline and profession: planning, evaluation, and decision-making. The text introduces a breadth of new tools that help to illustrate fundamental managerial accounting concepts such as cost-volume-profit, varia... read more

Practical Managerial Accounting: Concepts and Tools Supporting Business Strategypresents students with a new approach to managerial accounting focused on three broad areas within the discipline and profession: planning, evaluation, and decision-making. The text introduces a breadth of new tools that help to illustrate fundamental managerial accounting concepts such as cost-volume-profit, varia... read more

Integrative Anatomy Review

Robert T Morris

Integrative Anatomy Review provides readers with high-yield information while creating a dynamic working model. The text is based on an approach that begins with a discussion of essential concepts followed by select human cadaver views, concept maps, and synthesis exercises. Students work towards integrating even the most challenging information through retrieval-based learning. Six regions of... read more

Integrative Anatomy Review provides readers with high-yield information while creating a dynamic working model. The text is based on an approach that begins with a discussion of essential concepts followed by select human cadaver views, concept maps, and synthesis exercises. Students work towards integrating even the most challenging information through retrieval-based learning. Six regions of... read more

Teaching Introduction to Policing

Kenneth J. Peak

Teaching Introduction to Policing provides instructors of introductory policing courses with creative and effective teaching methods to better engage students and guide them to a greater understanding of the United States law enforcement system and its role in the administration of justice. The book begins with practical advice for designing a course that will meet both the instructor’s needs ... read more

Teaching Introduction to Policing provides instructors of introductory policing courses with creative and effective teaching methods to better engage students and guide them to a greater understanding of the United States law enforcement system and its role in the administration of justice. The book begins with practical advice for designing a course that will meet both the instructor’s needs ... read more

Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice

Corey Field

Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice is a comprehensive and unique “how to” guide covering every area of entertainment law including fundamental principles, detailed business models, legal foundations, contract terms, practical advice, and full legal citations for cases and statutes. It has the depth required for practicing lawyers and law students, while at the same time being readabl... read more

Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice is a comprehensive and unique “how to” guide covering every area of entertainment law including fundamental principles, detailed business models, legal foundations, contract terms, practical advice, and full legal citations for cases and statutes. It has the depth required for practicing lawyers and law students, while at the same time being readabl... read more

Macro Social Work Practice: Working for Change in a Multicultural Society

Michael Reisch

Macro Social Work Practice: Working for Change in a Multicultural Society explores the dynamics and practice implications of increasingly diverse communities, organizations, and social service networks and helps students develop the skills to work successfully in these contexts. The book gives students the foundational skills and knowledge required for effective practice in social service and ... read more

Macro Social Work Practice: Working for Change in a Multicultural Society explores the dynamics and practice implications of increasingly diverse communities, organizations, and social service networks and helps students develop the skills to work successfully in these contexts. The book gives students the foundational skills and knowledge required for effective practice in social service and ... read more

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