Are you looking for an editorial rock star to join your team? I’m currently seeking full-time, senior-level editorial or project management positions that are location independent or in the Sanibel/ Captiva/ Ft. Myers area of Florida’s Gulf Coast. I’m a self-motivated, detail-oriented editor with proven leadership skills. I’m equally at home collaborating with in-house staff and remote teams as well as freelance editors, designers, and third-party vendors.
As a senior editor at Sterling Publishing, I acquire and edit a diverse list of books and kits (book plus components) for proprietary placement in Barnes & Noble bookstores. I manage schedules for the entire team, supervisor in-house project editors and freelance editors, and liaison between project partners, including authors, editors, designers, production managers, and sales associates.
My colleagues will tell you that I’m an expert when it comes to project management with acumen in scheduling and trafficking publications through production.
My employers consistently praise my ability to effectively work with people, manage title development, and solve issues before they become problems.
My proudest accomplishment, though, is the fact that people want to work with me on a daily basis. I’m a calming force on any team and have the ability to motivate and mentor others… probably because I roll up my sleeves to do whatever it takes to make the publication significant to its readers.
I’m also available for freelance editorial work, especially writing, blogging, social media management, and proofreading. I’ve written hundreds of feature articles, Q&As, and front-of-book pieces. I’m also an excellent developmental editor and proofreader. In addition, I’m knowledgeable across a range of web site content management systems, like WordPress and Textpattern and can write with SEO in mind.
- supervisor and team leader
- content marketing writer
- managing editor
- project management expert
- acquisitions editor (adult non-fiction, books and kits)
- developmental editor (adult non-fiction)
- editorial strategist
- social media manager
- meticulous proofreader
- luxury travel writer with expertise in cruises, exotic travel, African safaris, and frequent flyer / hotel loyalty programs
- guidebook author / updater
- content management system (CMS) expert
- SEO writing
I’m an infopreneur with the sole goal of consistently exceeding my client’s expectations when it comes to project management, writing, content marketing, social media/community management, editing, and the creation of information products.