Anna Corbett

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

1512
Location:London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Phone: 07957104022
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/annacorbett
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3.0
2 Skills
$25
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65 CHARLTON LANE, CHARLTON, LONDON, SE7 8LB • DOB: 29/11/1986
MOB: 07957104022 • EMAIL: a_corbett@yahoo.com

ANNA CORBETT

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Birkbeck College MA Modern and Contemporary Literature (2010-)
University of Hull BA Drama and English (2:1) (2005-2008)
Holy Family Catholic High School A Levels: Theatre studies (B) English Lit & Lang (C) and History (D).
AS Levels: Psychology (E
9 GCSEs: (A-C) (Aug 2005)
(Aug 2004)
(Aug 2003)

PERSONAL SUMMARY

Over the last three years, I have played an instrumental role in creating a family publishing business. I have worked for a spectrum of publishing companies whilst simultaneously studying for my MA and have gained a thorough understanding of the publishing industry. Possessing good interpersonal skills I have been able to build professional relationships with distributors and booksellers as well as organising reviews, book signings and interviews with the media. Experienced in proof reading and editing, hard working and a quick learner, I am now looking to utilise these skills with a progressive, reputable and successful company.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

deCoubertin Books Sales and Marketing Manager (part time) November 2009-present
- Constructing A.I.s/Press Releases, correspondence, proof reading, copy editing, indexing
- Reviving the first in a series of forgotten classics through a website, networking sites
- Sustaining a professional relationship and working to the editorial criteria of our partnership with Everton Football Club with two books to date (see: www.decoubertin.co.uk)
-Meeting with distributors and sales representatives, pitching forthcoming titles at meetings
Freelancer Proof Reading January 2011-present
- Participating on an Introduction to Proof Reading course with the SfEP
- Proof reading dissertations on a variety of subjects including: geography, history, bio medical science, travel and tourism

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AND OTHER EXPERIENCE

Pizza Express Front of House/Waitress (June2008-present)
Travelling in Asia Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Korea (February-April 2010)
Intern (Sales) Bloomsbury publishing (March-April 2009)
- Assisting with preparations for the Bologna and London Book Fairs
- Observing weekly team meetings, keeping contracts up to date on the database.
Publicity/Editorial Intern Granta publishing (January-February 2009
- Submissions (unsolicited and solicited), handling and filing press cuttings, correspondence, publicising subscriptions
Literary Agency Intern Toby Eady Associates (June 2008 & January 2009)
- Proof reading authors' proposals and manuscripts, handling submissions, dealing with overseas remittances,
Intern Plexus (November-December 2008)
- Proof reading, fact checking and research into a forthcoming title, handling mail correspondence
Intern (Publicity) Pan Macmillan (September 2008)
- Handling press releases, designing fliers to advertise the National Year of Reading
- Assisting a bestselling author and the publicists at a book signing
Literary Assistant Laura Morris Associates (August 2008)
Intern (Sales/Editorial) Duckworth Books (August 2008)
- Handling unsolicited manuscripts, researching and updating the sales and publicity database, filing and correspondence
Intern Jacqui Small (Aurum Press) (July 2008)
- Liaising with clients, assisting the foreign rights director, covering reception, handling mail, filing and correspondence
- Structuring and arranging the publishers schedule for the Frankfurt Book Fair
- Assisting the publisher with image research into a bestselling author’s upcoming book
Publicity Manager Edinburgh Fringe Festival (August 2006)
Office Assistant Alliance and Leicester (September 2002)
IT Skills: Microsoft) Word, Excel, Power Point, (Apple Mac) Quark Press, Dreamweaver, InDesign

REFERENCES ON REQUEST
Skills (2) Rating
Proofreading
Editing