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Shasta Clinch

Shasta Clinch - Editor

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 (almost 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 (12 selected works)

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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