RESUME

 
Professional ​
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Adept at establishing positive learning environments and responding effectively to the needs of authors and agents. Strong problem solving, project management, and organizational skills coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Work​
experience​
Globe Pequot at Rowman & Littlefield
Publishing Group, USA
Editorial Director

Guilford, Connecticut (2/2008–Current)

 

  • Acquire, edit, and develop 45-50 new and revised titles annually and keep all projects on schedule
     

  • Manage the acquired titles through the production process to publication (working closely with internal teams)

  • Coordinate scheduling and logistic

  • Prepare agendas and conduct research

  • Monitor trend and sales data

  • Develop and maintain relationships with literary agents including negotiating deals and manage contracts

  • Manage workload of in-house and freelance acquiring editors, project editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers

  • Present product concepts and book presentations to senior leadership and multi-department staff during Publishing Board and Sales Conference meetings

  • Research media coverage and industry trends

  • Evaluate solicited and unsolicited proposals and manuscripts

  • Supervise and control book costs, ensuring projects are kept within or under budget

  • Write cover and catalog copy

Woodhall Press

Cofounder

Norwalk, Connecticut (5/2016–Current)

 

  • Acquire, edit, and develop 25-35 new titles annually and keep all projects on schedule

  • Manage workload of in-house and freelance acquiring editors, project editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers

  • Supervise and control book costs, ensuring projects are kept within or under budget

Southern Connecticut State University

English Professor

New Haven, Connecticut (8/2019–Current)

 

  • Taught English Composition, which covered persuasive writing, public speaking, and non-verbal and written communication through the use of contemporary articles and current events

  • Coordinated with Department Chair to ensure curriculum and course material met university guidelines

  • Implemented course curriculum and structure, assessed student progress and provided guidance and assistance in comprehension of course material

 

Quinnipiac University

English Professor

Hamden, Connecticut (8/2018–Current)

 

  • Taught English Composition and Literature, which covered persuasive writing, public speaking, and non-verbal and written communication through the use of contemporary literature, current events, and articles

  • Coordinated with Department Chair to ensure curriculum and course material met university guidelines

  • Implemented course curriculum and structure, assessed student progress and provided guidance and assistance in comprehension of course material

Fairfield University

English Professor

Fairfield, Connecticut (8/2015–2019)

  • Taught English 11, Texts and Contexts I: Writing as Craft and Inquiry, which covered persuasive writing, public speaking, and non-verbal and written communication through the use of contemporary and classic literature as well as current events and articles

  • Taught English 12, Texts and contents II: Writing About Literature, which expanded on the lessons taught in English 11 with an emphasis on literary analysis through classic literature

  • Coordinated with Department Chair to ensure curriculum and course material met university guidelines

  • Implemented course curriculum and structure, assessed student progress and provided guidance and assistance in comprehension of course material

Tools Plus
Communications Editor

Waterbury, Connecticut (1/2007–1/2008)

  • Create marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic

  • Write, prepare, and/or review articles to be used in company publications

  • Manage the preparation of company publications and articles by confirming artwork, verifying facts

  • Create company literature and other forms of communication including the companywide operations manual

  • Copyedit, proofread, and revise communications

  • Design and launch email marketing campaigns

  • Recommend, implement, and maintain site design and operation

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