I am an award-winning author, a recent attendee of the fully funded Hollins MFA program, and an editor with seven years experience.
Solicit Spotlight fiction interviews such as Rion Amilcar Scott, author of Insurrections, winner of the 2017 PEN/Robert W. Bingham award for debut fiction, and with whom I recently concluded an interview.
Solicit guest editors such as award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who was a guest editor in early 2017.
Read through and reject or accept submissions.
Edit accepted submissions.
Managed and coordinated the international editorial team; screened and hired interns; solicited art and writing; contributed writing (scholarly criticism and articles); and edited submissions.
Ran monthly international editorial meetings/brainstorming sessions. We implemented numerous ideas of mine such as hiring a social media manager, and creating “City Editor” positions.
Formatter of, copy/line editor of, and a contributor to, Poets' America: a 200 page anthology that identifies and discusses significant issues in American society: classism, racism, sexism.
Managed deadlines and content of the thirteen contributing poets from Washington, D.C, New York, NY, Baltimore, MD, and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scheduled several book releases and events in Baltimore, D.C., and NYC over the first six months of 2014.
Wrote copy for the Poets’ America Facebook page, and twitter account.
Constructed an inbound, multi-media marketing campaign for Hidden Clearing Books, LLC promoting Poet’s America.
Brainstorm innovative, multi-faceted marketing strategies through creative storytelling.
Investigate different modes of create collaborations and storytelling to create a multidimensional “brand mythos” (something more extensive, dynamic, and engaging than a “brand voice”).
Contributed Spotlight Interviews, including Rion Amilcar Scott, author of Insurrections and winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Debut Fiction award; contributed articles; solicited articles and guest editors for the fiction and poetry sections.
Managed submissions and edited non-fiction pieces, academic articles, and creative non-fiction pieces for the magazine.
Poets' America is an anthology of poems by thirteen poets of diverse races, genders, sexualities and classes from Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; New York, NY and Edinburgh, Scotland who reflect on politics during President Barack Obama's second inauguration. In the anthology, the authors become 'inaugural poets' as they critique important socio-political issues within contemporary society. T... read more
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Editor experienced in creative development, visual storytelling, and licensed publishing. I solve problems.
I'm a writer/editor with a particular ability to help people get their books out of their heads and onto the page. Call me a Book Whisperer.