Resume

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Education

New York University School of Professional Studies | New York, NY

Graduate-Level Coursework in Publishing: Digital & Print Media | GPA: 3.55

  • Book Publishing
  • Magazine Media
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Publishing & Internet Law
  • Multimedia Financial Analysis

Christopher Newport University | Newport News, VA

B. A. in English with Distinction, Writing Concentration | Honors Program | GPA: 3.75 magna cum laude

ΣΤΔ English Honors Society, Αχ Academic Honors Society, ΟΔΚ Leadership Honors Society

Kingston University | Kingston-upon-Thames, London, UK

Summer Study Abroad | GPA 4.0

Experience

Copy & Content Strategist |The Zest Laboratory| Richmond, VA | May 2017 – present

  • Develop brand strategy for client brands
  • Write anything needed by marketing agency
    • print and digital ad copy
    • product descriptions
    • video and audio scripts
    • native advertisements
    • email marketing copy
    • store and event signage
  • Develop creative content marketing strategies for clientele

Freelance Editor | Richmond, VA | Nov 2017 – present

  • Review trade, academic, and professional manuscripts and copy on a large scale and at line level
  • Offer vetting services at industry standard for academic manuscripts
  • Market and promote self and editing services and build a network of authors and editors
  • Provide up-to-date publishing coaching

Editorial Intern | Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group | New York, NY | Aug – Dec 2017

  • Query scholars for peer review/proposal acquisition and build a database of these scholars
  • Proofread manuscripts and typeset files and create castoff and handoff documents for the production team
  • Vet manuscripts for citations, permissions, and editorial quality
  • Support acquisitions editors with conference preparation and contracts

Indy Magazine Mock Brand Start Up | NYU – Grade: A

  • Design editorial calendar and circulation plan for new multimedia lifestyle brand
  • Incorporate industry metrics to create an audience profile
  • Include brand extensions and revenue and advertising streams

Book Publishing Semester-Long Project | NYU – Grade: A

  • Acquire a book from proposal including pitch to publisher and profit and loss statement
  • Fashion and write copy for book/book jacket
  • Form marketing/publicity plan and pitch book at mock sales conference

Sales Directorate Pathways Hire | Defense Commissary Agency| Ft. Lee, VA | Jun – Aug 2017

  • Write weekly activity report comprising of 11 sub reports for executive leadership
  • Assist category managers with performance improvements and live shelving sets with sales reps
  • Prepare presentations and reports for analyst’s data
  • Perform planogram validations with spreadsheet analysis

Editor-in-Chief | Currents Literary Arts Magazine | Newport News, VA | Aug 2015 – May 2017

  • Develop editorial standards and procedures, edit pieces, and approve selections for publication
  • Construct and implement marketing and social media initiatives
  • Select and lead staff of approximately 30 under strict deadlines
  • Design a budget, fundraise, and write a grant for printing (twice approved for over $1,000)
  • Coordinate with printer and layout editor to create captivating book under budget

Marketing Intern | Morgan James Publishing | Newport News, VA | Aug 2016 – Dec 2016

  • Produce and submit to Publisher’s Weekly 8 intriguing press releases a week for upcoming titles
  • Create copy for and develop creative media kits for authors with upcoming releases
  • Compose Facebook announcements and website blog posts for upcoming titles
  • Correct tip sheets and other marketing documents and update marketing tracking information