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Shasta Clinch

Shasta ClinchEditor

Oradell, NJ, United States

Detail-oriented copy editor specializing in Chicago Manual of Style standards. Efficient and able to manage multiple projects.

Overview

Detail-oriented copyeditor and proofreader specializing in Chicago Manual of Style standards. Efficient and able to manage multiple projects.
I have 10 years managing editorial experience at Random House Children's Books. I have been freelance copy editing and proofreading from full-time for the past year.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Romance Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Calendars Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Work experience

Freelance Copy editor and Proofreader

Bearport Publishing, Chronicle Books, NorthSouth Books, Penguin Random House

March, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Copy edit manuscripts, proofread and cold read page proofs
Proficient in creating detailed style sheets
Fluent in Chicago Manual of Style

Senior Managing Editor

Penguin Random House

June, 2005 – February, 2015 (over 9 years)

• Acted as liaison and fostered effective communication between Children’s division and corporate digital division; tracked progress of all digital projects and ran weekly status update meetings
• Incorporated and maintained product information in SAP and FileMaker Pro and distributed metadata to online retailers; managed specialty timelines and visibility of high profile and sensitive projects
• Developed and implemented project plans for large-scale initiatives
• Liaison between all departments, including, but not limited to editorial, marketing, sales, production, and design teams for Knopf Books for Young Readers
• Produced schedules for 100+ titles per year from manuscript to on-sale; reviewed and oversaw trafficking of materials, ran status meetings to oversee schedules
• Reviewed and maintained quality and integrity of RHML tagging using Microsoft Word and trained new employees

Portfolio (23 selected works)

The Art of Moana

Jessica Julius, Maggie Malone

The Art of Moana is the latest title in our exceptional series showcasing artwork from the creation of Walt Disney Animations' latest releases. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world ventured across the Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped—and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios, Moana is... read more

The Art of Moana is the latest title in our exceptional series showcasing artwork from the creation of Walt Disney Animations' latest releases. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world ventured across the Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped—and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios, Moana is... read more

Wait for It

M. O'Keefe

In a blistering novel of raw emotion and desire, a tormented woman teaches an alpha male that money can’t fix everything . . . but love can. Tiffany: After fighting for a new life, I don’t want to play the victim anymore. However, with three kids to raise, I’m getting desperate enough to make a deal with the devil. My estranged brother-in-law, Blake, says he just wants to help, but he’s been t... read more

In a blistering novel of raw emotion and desire, a tormented woman teaches an alpha male that money can’t fix everything . . . but love can. Tiffany: After fighting for a new life, I don’t want to play the victim anymore. However, with three kids to raise, I’m getting desperate enough to make a deal with the devil. My estranged brother-in-law, Blake, says he just wants to help, but he’s been t... read more

Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales

Kate Forrester

The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 16 stories in this compilation conjure forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid prose. These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with e... read more

The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 16 stories in this compilation conjure forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid prose. These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with e... read more

642 Things About You (That I Love)

San Francisco Writers' Grotto

This adorable mini journal allows anyone to channel the quirky creativity of 642 into a unique and meaningful gift for the person they love best.

This adorable mini journal allows anyone to channel the quirky creativity of 642 into a unique and meaningful gift for the person they love best.

The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up: Tips, Tricks, and Perks No One Thought to Tell You

Hello, grown-ups of all ages! Eclectic, bite-sized bursts of advice meet quirky illustrations in this playful guide to feeling like the grown-up we all wanted to be as a kid. From thoughts on the best way to open a champagne bottle to a short list of the kitchen tools you actually need, these tips and tricks reveal secrets that are attainable, not intimidating. Anyone can make a life upgrade u... read more

Hello, grown-ups of all ages! Eclectic, bite-sized bursts of advice meet quirky illustrations in this playful guide to feeling like the grown-up we all wanted to be as a kid. From thoughts on the best way to open a champagne bottle to a short list of the kitchen tools you actually need, these tips and tricks reveal secrets that are attainable, not intimidating. Anyone can make a life upgrade u... read more

Words to Ride By: Thoughts on Bicycling

Notable luminaries throughout history have been inspired and humbled by the simple joy of riding a bicycle. For centuries, this powerful connection between people and bikes has driven humans forward as inventors, travelers, and thinkers. From Susan B. Anthony and Mark Twain to Eddy Merckx and Greg LeMond, collected here are entertaining, inspiring, and philosophical thoughts about cycling from... read more

Notable luminaries throughout history have been inspired and humbled by the simple joy of riding a bicycle. For centuries, this powerful connection between people and bikes has driven humans forward as inventors, travelers, and thinkers. From Susan B. Anthony and Mark Twain to Eddy Merckx and Greg LeMond, collected here are entertaining, inspiring, and philosophical thoughts about cycling from... read more

Unleashed

Amanda Jones

Dogs are in their natural element when they are playing outdoors. Pet photographer Amanda Jones captures this unbridled joy perfectly in her latest collection of photographs. Set against the backdrop of four distinct seasons—each with its own color palette and lush backdrops—these dogs are clearly having their favorite days in their favorite places. This handsome book showcases the energy and ... read more

Dogs are in their natural element when they are playing outdoors. Pet photographer Amanda Jones captures this unbridled joy perfectly in her latest collection of photographs. Set against the backdrop of four distinct seasons—each with its own color palette and lush backdrops—these dogs are clearly having their favorite days in their favorite places. This handsome book showcases the energy and ... read more

Addicted to You (Port Lucia)

Renita Pizzitola

In a sweet, sexy novel for fans of Abbi Glines, Monica Murphy, and Christina Lauren, the author of Just a Little Kiss tells the story of two friends who each want more—and the love triangle that’s holding them back. In the sleepy fishing town of Port Lucia, everyone knows everyone, but Isla Diaz really knows Colby Callahan, with his blue-gray eyes and the tousled brown hair always tucked sexil... read more

In a sweet, sexy novel for fans of Abbi Glines, Monica Murphy, and Christina Lauren, the author of Just a Little Kiss tells the story of two friends who each want more—and the love triangle that’s holding them back. In the sleepy fishing town of Port Lucia, everyone knows everyone, but Isla Diaz really knows Colby Callahan, with his blue-gray eyes and the tousled brown hair always tucked sexil... read more

Antisocial

Jillian Blake

Alexandria Prep is hacked in this exhilarating whodunit set in the age of social media and the cloud—Pretty Little Liars meets WikiLeaks. Senior spring at Alexandria Prep was supposed to be for sleeping through class and partying with friends. But for Anna Soler, it’s going to be a lonely road. She's just been dumped by her gorgeous basketball star boyfriend—with no explanation. Anna's closest... read more

Alexandria Prep is hacked in this exhilarating whodunit set in the age of social media and the cloud—Pretty Little Liars meets WikiLeaks. Senior spring at Alexandria Prep was supposed to be for sleeping through class and partying with friends. But for Anna Soler, it’s going to be a lonely road. She's just been dumped by her gorgeous basketball star boyfriend—with no explanation. Anna's closest... read more

Project (Un)Popular Book #2: Totally Crushed

Kristen Tracy

Two middle school BFFs experience the highs and lows of friendship, boys, sixth-grade politics, sister drama, and popularity in this funny and smart sequel to Project (Un)Popular! Perry can’t figure out what she’s doing wrong. Her best friend, Venice, has a boyfriend, making her feel totally left out—especially when Venice doesn’t seem to have time for Perry or her problems. Yearbook has gotte... read more

Two middle school BFFs experience the highs and lows of friendship, boys, sixth-grade politics, sister drama, and popularity in this funny and smart sequel to Project (Un)Popular! Perry can’t figure out what she’s doing wrong. Her best friend, Venice, has a boyfriend, making her feel totally left out—especially when Venice doesn’t seem to have time for Perry or her problems. Yearbook has gotte... read more

Goodbye Days

Jeff Zentner

“Gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming,” says Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star, of this novel about finding strength and hope after tragedy. Perfect for fans of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Looking for Alaska. Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best f... read more

“Gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming,” says Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star, of this novel about finding strength and hope after tragedy. Perfect for fans of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Looking for Alaska. Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best f... read more

Encyclopedia of Rainbows: Our World Organized by Color

Julie Ream

This playful collection of rainbows is a bright and beautiful appreciation of all the color that surrounds us. Artist Julie Seabrook Ream invites us to see the extraordinary beauty of ordinary objects: she gathers colorful iterations of a single type of thing, from feathers to fishing gear, matchbooks to macarons, and neatly arranges them in rainbow order. A fascinating index details all the o... read more

This playful collection of rainbows is a bright and beautiful appreciation of all the color that surrounds us. Artist Julie Seabrook Ream invites us to see the extraordinary beauty of ordinary objects: she gathers colorful iterations of a single type of thing, from feathers to fishing gear, matchbooks to macarons, and neatly arranges them in rainbow order. A fascinating index details all the o... read more

His to Protect: A Fireside Novel

Stacey Lynn

A warm home for broken hearts, the Fireside Grill serves up hope and healing in equal measure. Stacey Lynn’s sensual, deeply emotional series heats up as a jaded restaurateur falls hard for a woman who’s hiding from a damaged past. Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his wo... read more

A warm home for broken hearts, the Fireside Grill serves up hope and healing in equal measure. Stacey Lynn’s sensual, deeply emotional series heats up as a jaded restaurateur falls hard for a woman who’s hiding from a damaged past. Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his wo... read more

The Art of Zootopia

Jessica Julius

Anywhere Connections: 75 Prompts for Discovering Yourself & Others, Wherever You Are

Magda Lipka Falck

With 75 prompts to inspire interaction and conversation between people, wherever they find themselves, this handy ebook is a creative tool for thinking and acting differently. From "Get lost somewhere together with someone you like" to "Ask people you meet today about their biggest life lesson. Take notes," the whimsical and thought-provoking activities invite users to engage with friends, fam... read more

With 75 prompts to inspire interaction and conversation between people, wherever they find themselves, this handy ebook is a creative tool for thinking and acting differently. From "Get lost somewhere together with someone you like" to "Ask people you meet today about their biggest life lesson. Take notes," the whimsical and thought-provoking activities invite users to engage with friends, fam... read more

Why Drag?

For over a decade, Magnus Hastings has been photographing the world's greatest drag superstars and asking each of them a simple question: Why drag? The result is this mesmerizing volume in which the queens strut their stuff and reflect on their shared passion through a mixture of quips and philosophizing. Subjects include icons of reality TV and underground drag royalty, and photographs range ... read more

For over a decade, Magnus Hastings has been photographing the world's greatest drag superstars and asking each of them a simple question: Why drag? The result is this mesmerizing volume in which the queens strut their stuff and reflect on their shared passion through a mixture of quips and philosophizing. Subjects include icons of reality TV and underground drag royalty, and photographs range ... read more

Gotthard

Yvonne Rogenmoser

An engineering feat―sure to please tourists, commuters, and little listeners alike! How do you build a tunnel through a mountain? It's not so easy―"The devil himself helped the people to build the first bridge!" But that's just what some industrious engineers are going to do much to the pleasure of one small impatient vacationer. Gotthard Pass in Switzerland― the most important connection betw... read more

An engineering feat―sure to please tourists, commuters, and little listeners alike! How do you build a tunnel through a mountain? It's not so easy―"The devil himself helped the people to build the first bridge!" But that's just what some industrious engineers are going to do much to the pleasure of one small impatient vacationer. Gotthard Pass in Switzerland― the most important connection betw... read more

Disney 2017 Daily Calendar

Chuck Wilson

From Snow White to Zootopia, this calendar showcases a daily full-color image from one of Disney's iconic feature films and shorts, accompanied by insider information, trivia, plot notes, or film quotes.

From Snow White to Zootopia, this calendar showcases a daily full-color image from one of Disney's iconic feature films and shorts, accompanied by insider information, trivia, plot notes, or film quotes.

His to Love: A Fireside Novel

Stacey Lynn

In the explosive debut of Stacey Lynn’s irresistible Fireside series, a pair of estranged lovers are reunited by dangerous loyalties—and intoxicating desire. Tyson Blackwell never saw it coming when his Mafia princess girlfriend dumped him and disappeared at the age of eighteen. He never forgot her, either, even after what happened next: the killing of his father, a Detroit PD officer, at the ... read more

In the explosive debut of Stacey Lynn’s irresistible Fireside series, a pair of estranged lovers are reunited by dangerous loyalties—and intoxicating desire. Tyson Blackwell never saw it coming when his Mafia princess girlfriend dumped him and disappeared at the age of eighteen. He never forgot her, either, even after what happened next: the killing of his father, a Detroit PD officer, at the ... read more

Stepping Over the Line: A Stepbrother Novel (Shamed)

Laura Marie Altom

If you love the stepbrother romances of Sabrina Paige, Caitlin Daire, and Krista Lakes, you’ll fall hard for Laura Marie Altom’s tale of forbidden love—a red-hot novel in her Shamed series featuring two tortured souls with an unbreakable bond. As the chief legal counsel for dot-com billionaire Liam Stone, Garrett Marsden has grown accustomed to being universally loathed. In fact, he welcomes i... read more

If you love the stepbrother romances of Sabrina Paige, Caitlin Daire, and Krista Lakes, you’ll fall hard for Laura Marie Altom’s tale of forbidden love—a red-hot novel in her Shamed series featuring two tortured souls with an unbreakable bond. As the chief legal counsel for dot-com billionaire Liam Stone, Garrett Marsden has grown accustomed to being universally loathed. In fact, he welcomes i... read more

Burn Down the Night

M. O'Keefe

A battle for control turns explosive as a beautiful con woman takes a bad-boy biker hostage in this edgy, seductive novel set in the world of Everything I Left Unsaid (“Toe-curlingly sensual.”—Katy Evans) and The Truth About Him (“Absolutely one-click worthy”—J. Kenner). The only thing that matters to me is rescuing my sister from the drug-cooking cult that once enslaved us both. I’ve run cons... read more

A battle for control turns explosive as a beautiful con woman takes a bad-boy biker hostage in this edgy, seductive novel set in the world of Everything I Left Unsaid (“Toe-curlingly sensual.”—Katy Evans) and The Truth About Him (“Absolutely one-click worthy”—J. Kenner). The only thing that matters to me is rescuing my sister from the drug-cooking cult that once enslaved us both. I’ve run cons... read more

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

Emily Haynes

From LAIKA, the Academy Award®-nominated studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings, scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears, Kubo suddenly finds himself entwined in a violent ... read more

From LAIKA, the Academy Award®-nominated studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings, scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears, Kubo suddenly finds himself entwined in a violent ... read more

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