MS IN BOOK PUBLISHING | Portland State University | 2021
Specialization in Design and Marketing. || Thesis: Pottermore, A Case Study: What Publishers Can Learn About Developing Interactive Transmedia in the Post-Web Age || Relevant coursework: Book Design Software; Typography, Layout, and Design; Advanced Book Design; Book Marketing; Book Editing; Literary Agents and Acquisitions; Digital Skills; Audiobooks
BA IN ENGLISH | California State University, Long Beach | 2016
Specialization in Creative Writing.
COPYEDITOR, COPYWRITER & BOOK DESIGNER
Freelance | 2015 to Present
Clients include Chemeketa Community College, PatientPop Inc., Nature’s Edge Child Development Center, and Cleveland Golf Company. Edited and designed the print and digital editions of Alia Sabino’s Wanderstruck. Edited, designed, and published Away With Words by Taylor L. Ciambra. Currently focusing on designing and editing poetry collections along with ebook conversion and publishing consultations.
EBOOK PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. | February 2021 – May 2022
Manages the production schedules of around 45 ebooks, working in-house and with outside vendors to produce college textbooks and custom ebooks year-round. Coordinates with the Editorial, Design, Accessibility, and Development departments to ensure ebooks meet all content and quality standards. Runs QA on all titles, updates backlist ebooks, and uses the command line and other tools.
Ooligan Press | May 2019 to May 2020
Managed the digital workflow and publication of all eBooks and audiobooks. Designed and coded eBooks according to accessibility standards. Maintained and developed the Ooligan Press, Oregon Authors, and Book Publishing websites using WordPress. Taught weekly lessons on various digital publishing topics for press members. Coordinated and managed staff members on digital projects.
OUTREACH & PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Ooligan Press | September 2018 to May 2019
Created developmental edits for manuscripts. Evaluated proposals and unsolicited submissions for the Acquisitions Department as needed. Worked on various departmental projects including social media copy, design work, editing, and proofreading. Designed and developed marketing and social media collateral. Communicated with potential sponsors, vendors, and panelists for Ooligan’s annual fundraising conference, Write to Publish 2019.
- Book editing, Copy editing, Developmental editing
- Adobe Suite
- EPUB Conversion
- Interior Print Design
- Book Cover Design
- Audiobook scripting
- HTML, XHTML, XML, & CSS
- WordPress & Website management
- CMS & Virtual work environments (Trello, Slack, Asana, Microsoft Teams)