“Editing can, and should be, not only a life-enhancing profession but also a liberal education in itself, for it gives you the privilege of working with the most creative people of your time: authors and educators, world-movers and world-shakers.”
– M. Lincoln Schuster


Experience

Project Manager and Editor
May 2016 to present
Fountainhead Press
  • Work alongside authors to ensure that their books and manuals are published by deadline and according to their specifications; prepare a variety of materials—writing guides, readers, and other English texts, as well as laboratory manuals—for publication.
  • Edit material to ensure that content is being published accurately.
Editor, Proofreader
Apr. 2014 to present
Freelance
  • Edit and proofread manuscripts for grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as overarching plot, character, and thematic suggestions.
  • Edit and assemble resumes and portfolio sites; proofread cover letters.
  • Edit and proofread essays, dissertations, business writings, and other non-fiction pieces.
Editor
ScrumMaster/Courses Production Manager
Apr. 2013 to May 2016
Apr. 2015 to May 2016
Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC
  • Copy edited, proofread, and managed content for print and online publications, which included online courses, websites, ebooks, student manuals, handbooks, and other publications for U.S. and worldwide agencies
  • Additionally completed quality assurance testing, research, management of an annual content approval process, content development, and copywriting
  • Coordinated the workload, impediments, and deadlines of the Courses and Publications team; worked with our internal stakeholders, including the Product Owner and business development team, and our clients to publish content and courses while exceeding the expectations of clients
Publishing Intern
June 2015 to July 2015
Cuneiform Press
  • Contacted museums, galleries, and independent bookstores to sell the recent poetry publications of Cuneiform Press, including a new book by Jim Dine, prolific American artist
  • Researched grant and funding opportunities
Publishing Intern
Jan. 2014 to May 2014
CentroVictoria
  • Performed acquisition research for CentroVictoria's literary magazine "Huizache," primarily collecting information for contacts at university libraries, English departments, and Chicano/a studies programs; public libraries; bookstores; and literary conferences
Editorial Intern
May 2012 to Aug. 2012
Brown Books Publishing Group
  • Reviewed manuscript submissions, copy edited and proofread both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, wrote back cover copy, and proofread ebooks after conversion
  • Completed various research and organizational projects

Education

University of Houston, Victoria
Aug. 2013 to Aug. 2015

M.S. in Publishing

University of North Texas
Aug. 2009 to Dec. 2012

B.A. in English—Technical Writing
Minor in Anthropology
Graduated summa cum laude
Member of Honors College and Sigma Tau Delta