Resume / Qualifications

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts, Publishing—Children’s & Young Adult Literature; Rosemont College
    • Wrote thesis on the evolution of the “strong female character” in middle grade & young adult fantasy
    • Other relevant coursework: Exploring the Middle Grade Novel, Young Adult Genre Study, Writing Across the Publishing Industry, Marketing Children’s Books, Library & School Marketing, Contemporary Issues in Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Developmental Editing, Introduction to e-Publishing
  • Summer Publishing Institute; New York University
    • Winner, Best Overall Magazine—Editor-in-Chief for Young Adult magazine The Thread
      • Later presented idea to executives at Meredith Corporation
    • Winner, Best Marketing Strategy–Social Media Director for Regional book imprint Bulrush Books
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature; McGill University
    • Study abroad, University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Copyeditor, NUVO Newsweekly
    • Check the last round of page proofs before sending to press according to AP style
  • Editorial intern; Running Press Kids & Teens
    • Wrote reader’s reports for picture books, middle grade & young adult novels
    • Drafted tip sheets, rejection letters, art notes, catalog copy, ARC copy & flap copy
    • Researched potential books (representative agents, possible authors, comparable titles)
    • Wrote activity book copy; proofread activity book, picture book & young adult novels
  • Editorial intern; Saturday Evening Post/Jack & Jill/Humpty Dumpty
    • Edited magazine content, searched through archives for reusable material
    • Assisted in slush pile management for hundreds of fiction contest and magazine submissions
  • Editorial intern; Quirk Books
    • Copyedited, proofread, & fact-checked manuscripts according to Chicago style
    • Drafted front and back matter, indexes, and tip sheets
    • Researched for potential books (i.e. looking up comparable titles)
    • Set up formatting style sheets in Microsoft Word
    • Assisted in slush pile management
    • Brainstormed with editors for books they were working on
  • Editorial intern; Heather Wood, freelance editor, formerly of Tightrope Books
    • Edited manuscripts, provided research assistance, packaged books for review

For more, see my LinkedIn profile.

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