Yvonne Washington

Freelance Creative Writer & Editor

Location:Staten Island, New York, United States
2 Skills
Objective: To secure a full-time position that utilizes my experience, skills, and motivation, contributing to the overall success of the company.

Strong written and oral communication skills; strong attention to detail; experience in reading and reviewing author contracts, editing and copyediting.
Proficient in MS Word; Outlook

Diligent, thorough, and goal oriented when completing tasks assigned; capable of working independently and as part of a team efficiently.

The City College of New York New York, NY September 2011

B.A in English Literature; Concentration in Creative Writing, Certificate in Publishing

Hachette Book Group: Contracts Intern August 2010-April 2011
Responsible for organizing file room, preparing files to go off-site, and indexing on-site files
Assisted with basic reversion process
Filed backlog of paperwork

Hachette Book Group: Grand Central Publishing Editorial Intern June 2010-August 2010
Reviewed and reported on over 30 submissions
Wrote blurb and rejection letters
Filled in and covered phones for editors and editorial assistants
Created mailing lists for potential blurbs
Created expense reports
Selected excerpts and quotes; brainstormed teaser lines for Cover Copy

Marie Brown Associates: Assistant October 2007-June 2010
Reviewed and reported on over 100 author submissions
Corresponded with authors and drafted pitch letters to editors
Covered phones for literary agent
Sent and filed author royalty statements

Book Expo America: Senior Intern May 2010

*References Available Upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing