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EDUCATION

University of Mississippi University, MS
Master of Arts, May 1997, English, Major GPA: 4.00, Overall GPA: 4.00

Thesis: "Frozen Ecstasy: Home Finding and Escape in the Short Stories of Jayne Anne Phillips" (optimized for printing here; optimized for Web viewing here)

 

California State University Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, March 1994, English, Major GPA: 4.00, Overall GPA: 4.00

WORK EXPERIENCE

2012-present

The University of Georgia Press Athens, GA

Assistant Director for Editorial, Design, and Production

  • Supervised department of six people
  • Set and monitored department budget
  • Sought further efficiencies in schedule and finances
  • Acted as liaison with authors and oversaw proofreading and copyediting of 20-30 books per year, in such subjects as history, southern studies, and environmental studies, as well as select creative work

 

2008-2012

Managing Editor

  • Supervised department of three people
  • Set and monitored department budget
  • Acted as liaison with authors and oversaw proofreading and copyediting of 20-30 books per year, in such subjects as history, southern studies, and environmental studies, as well as select creative work
2006-2008

Assistant Managing Editor

  • Hired, trained, and oversaw student employees and interns (one to two per semester)
  • Acted as liaison with authors and oversaw proofreading and copyediting of 20-30 books per year, in such subjects as history, southern studies, and environmental studies, as well as select creative work
  • Logged permissions paperwork and organized art for 15-20 books a year
  • Acquired art and permissions for select projects (1-3 per year)
  • Copyedited 1-2 books per year
  • Served as EDP manager in manager's absence
2001-2005

Project Editor

  • Hired, trained, and oversaw student employees and interns (one to two per semester)
  • Acted as liaison with authors and oversaw proofreading and copyediting of 15-25 books per year, in such subjects as history, southern studies, and environmental studies, as well as select creative work
  • Logged permissions paperwork and organized art for 10-15 books a year
  • Acquired art and permissions for select projects (1-3 per year)
  • Copyedited 1-4 books per year
  • Served as managing editor during editor's maternity leave, and other absences
2004-present

Athens, GA
Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader

  • Copyedited texts for packaging house Black Dot (including texts for Pearson and Houghton Mifflin), Georgia State University's Welch Art Gallery, and assorted authors
  • Proofread texts for packaging house Black Dot (including texts for Houghton Mifflin), Sam Houston State University Press, the McWhiney Foundation, and assorted authors
2000-2001

Harcourt College Publishers Fort Worth, TX
Senior Project Editor

  • Helped assess standard design elements for master key-marking list for implementation with XML
  • Mentored an intern
  • Acted as liaison with authors and oversaw proofreading and copyediting of 6 books per year plus ancillaries, mainly on the Spanish and English lists (but also on scattered Economics and Investments titles)
1998-2000

Project Editor

  • Mentored a new project editor
  • Wrote and compiled survey regarding electronic editing for compositors
  • Planned and coordinated a copyediting seminar for in-house and freelance staff
  • Acted as liaison with authors and oversaw proofreading and copyediting of 6-9 books per year plus ancillaries, mainly on the Spanish and English lists (but also on scattered Economics and Investments titles)
1997-1998

Associate Project Editor

  • Aided in development of Project Editor Value-Added document
  • Assisted project editors on key titles
  • Oversaw the proofreading and copyediting of one-color Humanities books as well as several ancillaries
1997

Keith Daniels and Associates Temporaries Los Angeles, CA
Temp

  • Proofread for downtown legal firm on call
  • Filed for Santa Monica legal firm
1994-1997

University of Mississippi University, MS
Graduate Instructor in English

  • Taught English 101 (Freshman Composition, Part 1)
  • Taught English 102 (Freshman Composition, Part 2)
  • Taught English 200 (Introduction to Literature)
  • Developed course packets of exercises for English 101 and 102
  • Established office hours to aid students
  • Wrote syllabi
  • Developed tests and essay assignments
1997

Fiction Editor, Yalobusha Review

  • Selected works of fiction to be published in literary journal
  • Typeset the publication using PageMaker
  • Contacted printers to attain bids
1995-1997

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Pasadena, CA
Clerk

  • Bookkeeping (day sheets)
  • Cashiering
  • Special order assistant
  • Shelving
1990-1994

Hunter’s Books Pasadena, CA
Assistant Manager

  • Mass paperback book buyer
  • Accounting (petty cash and day sheets)
  • Scheduling
  • Clerk duties
1988-1990

Clerk

  • Cashier
  • Aided customers with finding books
SKILLS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word XP; working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and HTML
  • Strong writing skills—extensive college course work in creative, scholarly, and journalistic writing and editing
  • Public speaking experience—four years high school speech club; club president 1987-1988
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AWARDS
  • Quarterfinalist, Blue Cat Screenplay competition (2010)
  • Semifinalist, Saint Lawrence Book Award (2007)
  • GEM (Going the Extra Mile) award (2000), for work on Hodges’ Harbrace Handbook
  • Ella Sommerville Award for Fiction, University of Mississippi (1995)
  • First place, Poetry, Imperial High School (1988)
  • First place, Speak Off, Imperial High School (1987)