Marissa Zumbo

Marissa Zumbo - Ghostwriter

Orlando, FL, United States

I'm currently a publishing acquisitions editor, but I also do freelance work in fiction, nonfiction, and technical. 6+ years of writing exp.

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I'm a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and editor who works for a publishing company as an acquisitions editor. I also have experience in the entertainment industry.

Short-Form Content
English (US)
Historical Fiction
Plays & Screenplays
Science Fiction
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Acquisitions Editor

Legacy Book Publishing
July, 2017 – Present (about 1 year)

·Read and evaluate manuscripts
·Communicate with authors and vendors
·Make book proposals and contracts
·Edit and proofread manuscripts (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children's stories)
·Format books
·Put books in the marketplace
·Publishing marketing (including social media, Amazon, and other sales)

Freelance Writer Editor

November, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

·Write screenplays for production
·Alter short stories
·Edit books (fiction, biography, science fiction, fantasy, literary)

Managing Editor

Cypress Dome Literary Society
May, 2016 – June, 2017 (about 1 year)

· Creates magazine schedule and manages workflow of editors
· Drafts feedback, acceptance, and rejection letters to send to authors and artists
· Secures funding and acquires costs from different vendors
· Reads, analyzes, and edits all fiction work sent in
· Keeps all other departments on task
· Works with the printer to get the magazine out on time
·Reads and edits fiction stories

Fiction Reader

Cypress Dome Literary Magazine
September, 2016 – February, 2017 (5 months)

·Read and edit fiction works
·Track changes
·Work with other editors on stories

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