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Renni Johnson

Renni Johnson - Editor

Buffalo, NY

Making books every step of the way: I have professional experience in ghostwriting, editing, design, typesetting, and eBook building.

Overview

Supposedly it is good to have interests outside of your career. But I spend all my time writing, following publishing news, reading books about books, and volunteering for adult literacy coalitions.
I directed a self-publishing project the first time in 2007 when I created, edited, and contributed to a collaborative novella. I spent three years designing and editing award-winning Catch literary magazine. In 2013 I received a certificate from the Denver Publishing Institute, where I attended editing and publishing workshops.
I currently work as as Production Editor for Rosen Publishing Group in Buffalo, NY. I also do freelance work as a ghostwriter, editor, typesetter, and eBook builder.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy Literature Romance Science Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Denver Publishing Institute

Work experience

Production Editor

Rosen Publishing Group
December, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Review and apply corrections to 150+ books per season
Ferry materials between editorial and art departments
Monitor production schedule and manage freelance photo research

Compositor/Production Associate

University of Nebraska Press
October, 2013 – November, 2014 (about 1 year)

Typeset 30+ scholarly and creative books per season
Review page proofs for design and proofreading errors
Compile and edit eBook files (EPUB and MOBI)

Editor-in-Chief

Catch literary magazine
April, 2012 – June, 2013 (about 1 year)

Manage, edit, and publish the Fall and Spring issues of Catch literary magazine
Review hundreds of submissions and acquire fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
Copyedit the entire manuscript and cover copy
Guide authors through the publication process

Layout Editor

Catch literary magazine
September, 2010 – June, 2013 (over 2 years)

Design the theme, cover, and interior of each issue
Typeset the book and proofread the final PDFs and galleys

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Almost Perfect: Life, Love, Loyalty

Delia Franklin

Holly was swept off her feet by classic-car driving, city banker Gilbert Tatton. He proposed marriage after just six months, high above his country estate in a hot-air balloon. They live at Larkspur, a glorious ten-bedroom home, with their lively daughter Lucy, dog Spock, and staff. Holly has a successful career as an artist, as well as family and friends who love and support her. Doesn’t Holl... read more

Holly was swept off her feet by classic-car driving, city banker Gilbert Tatton. He proposed marriage after just six months, high above his country estate in a hot-air balloon. They live at Larkspur, a glorious ten-bedroom home, with their lively daughter Lucy, dog Spock, and staff. Holly has a successful career as an artist, as well as family and friends who love and support her. Doesn’t Holl... read more

Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition

John G. Neihardt

Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres... read more

Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres... read more

In Reach (Flyover Fiction)

Pamela Carter Joern

In writing both rich and evocative, Pamela Carter Joern conjures the small plains town of Reach, Nebraska, where residents are stuck tight in the tension between loneliness and the risks of relationships. With insight, wry humor, and deep compassion, Joern renders a cast of recurring characters engaged in battles public and private, epic and mundane: a husband and wife find themselves the cent... read more

In writing both rich and evocative, Pamela Carter Joern conjures the small plains town of Reach, Nebraska, where residents are stuck tight in the tension between loneliness and the risks of relationships. With insight, wry humor, and deep compassion, Joern renders a cast of recurring characters engaged in battles public and private, epic and mundane: a husband and wife find themselves the cent... read more

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