M.S. in Writing, Book Publishing
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Projects: Managing editor on three books (Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution, The Portland Red Guide 2nd Edition, and Blue Thread), senior editor for annual short story contest.
B.A. in English
B.A. in Psychology
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Editing Manager (March–June 2011)
Editing Assistant Manager (December 2010–February 2011)
Editor (March 2010–June 2011)
Ooligan Press, Portland, OR
Worked on developmental edits and copyedits, completed proofing, prepared typecoding, edited or delegated all press documents, performed fact checking, corresponded with authors, collaborated with other departments, created detailed instructions for projects, oversaw group and made sure everyone was doing well, handled questions, made team feel appreciated, updated editing production schedule, conducted meetings, maintained all editing email correspondence, created meeting agendas, checked final versions of books before they went to designer, sought and obtained permissions, assigned and managed blogging schedule, wrote blogs, managed attendance, checked department time sheets, updated meeting minutes.
Head Cashier (August 2008–August 2009)
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Columbia, SC
Oversaw register area and cashiers, handled orders, created new and more efficient ordering system, drove membership card sales, provided book recommendations, answered phones, prepared nightly deposits, further developed strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent written and oral communication skills, spelling and grammar skills, interpersonal skills, organized, learns quickly, flexible, good at prioritizing, good at maintaining successful relationships with authors, self-motivated, meets deadlines, attention to detail, time management skills, planning skills, excellent at multi-tasking, works well under pressure, works well with little to moderate supervision, accuracy, familiar with CMS and using in-house style guides, familiar with proofreading marks, copyediting skills, substantive skills, developmental skills, proofreading skills, strong background in literature, experience working at one of the only student-run presses in the country.
Proficient with MS Word Track Changes and other Microsoft Office programs, some experience with Adobe InDesign.
Work samples available upon request.