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Publishing and editorial professional with 5+ years of experience in content ideation, editing, writing, social media marketing, and project management. Master’s Degree in English with a concentration in creative writing. Seeking a fast-paced and creative environment.  

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Work​
experience​
Associate Project Manager

2016 - 2018

 

Oversaw development of various Math and Reading textbook components.

 

 

Lead Editor

2010 - present

 

Assist clients in editing and formatting their manuscripts for publication.

Edit and critique query letters and short synopses.

 

 

Freelance Writer and Editor

2010 - present

 

Researched, developed, and wrote young adult textbooks for Rosen Publishing. Accept assignments and write articles for The Day, Aspire, Connecticut Family Magazine, Seacoast Scene, and BroadwayWorld.com.

Wrote articles for Pathfinder Magazine and personal essays for HelloGiggles.com, and xoJane.com. Pitched, developed, and wrote articles for The Sparrows Blog, a lifestyle blog for post-graduate twentysomethings. 

Skills

Editing

Writing

Content Ideation

Social Media Marketing

Macintosh and PC

Microsoft Office Suite

Adobe Creative Suite

iMovie, Premiere Pro

MailChimp, TweetDeck, HootSuite

SCRUM/Agile Development

SEO

Lync, WebEx

Outlook

WordPress

Wix​

Box, Dropbox, Google Drive/Docs

 

 

 

Languages

HTML/CSS​

Education
Emerson College
2017 - present
 
Master of Arts - Publishing and Writing (degree in progress)
 
Southern New Hampshire University

2013 - 2015

 

Sigma Tau Delta - International English Honor Society

 

 

Goddard College

2011 - 2013

 

Contributing editor of Guideword Literary Magazine, under the direction of Jocelyn Cullity (2012); Writing Workshops under the direction of Tony Eprile and Laurie Foos.

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