Resume

OBJECTIVE

Publishing position; goal is to apply my administrative, writing and editing skills daily.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts – Theater, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH (Graduated April 2000)

SKILLS

Web-based Promotion and Sales for Crossed Genres Magazine

  • In first year, drew over 53,000 unique visitors
  • Have consistently maintained greater than 35% return rate
  • Broke even on operating costs after only five issues, with 65% income from e-subscriptions
  • Maintain business presence on several networking websites
  • Built and maintain websites for Crossed Genres, The Little Death of Crossed Genres and Science in My Fiction (WordPress, HTML, CSS)

Administration and Management

  • Organize business expenses, maintain financial records
  • Arrange and purchase advertising; create advertising images
  • Manage staff (assistant editor, slush readers)
  • 60 wpm, PC & Mac savvy, comfortable with spreadsheets, scanners, & graphics programs

Writing and Editing

  • Editing & formatting content for publication
  • Book/magazine design and layout (cover and internal)
  • Reformat books/magazine into multiple digital formats for a variety of ebook readers
  • Evaluation and selection of submissions for publication
  • Original writing forthcoming in M-Brane SF magazine (Issue 19, August 2010) and the Beauty Has Her Way anthology (Dark Quest Books, Sept. 2010)
  • Regular contributor to Science in My Fiction
  • National Novel Writers Month winner in 2006 & 2007

Contracts and Correspondence

  • Send acceptance and rejection letters
  • Negotiate and write licensing contracts
  • Correspond with other publishers & professionals in the SciFi/Fantasy community
  • Maintain positive relationships with past contributors

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Editor & Co-Founder, Crossed Genres Magazine, A monthly Science Fiction & Fantasy publication; December 2008-Present
  • Records Specialist, DLA Piper, Boston, MA, January 2006-Present

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