Experience, qualitative

Macmillan Learning

Since March 2018, I have worked as a senior content standards project manager, focusing on Macmillan’s EPUB content. I manage the SCSS, schema, and EPUB development projects, helping to ensure that our content adheres to industry standards for accessibility, quality, and readability.

Brill

From February 2017 to March 2018, I worked as a project manager for major reference works at Brill Academic Publisher. I managed a variety of online reference works, balancing deadlines and interacting with vendors, copyeditors, outside editorial boards, and internal acquisitions editors. I streamlined and improved the XML-based workflows for these projects. I also developed CSS- and HTML-based improvements on the reference works website with the platform team. Additionally, I consulted on EPUB workflows.

F+W Media

From September 2013 to the end of January 2017, I worked at F+W Media, managing the ebook workflow and developing an CMS-based XML-first workflow for the Adams Media group, which was later sold to Simon & Schuster. The CMS allowed us to leverage our content like never before, using one source for various outputs: InDesign, HTML, EPUB, and direct XML feeds for content licensing. The work at F+W allowed me to do a great deal of creative problem solving, collaborating and discussing with my colleagues, and overall making a more efficient and optimal workflow for the future.

Strangelet Press

From May 2012 to the end of 2016, I and five colleagues from Emerson College ran a science fiction/fantasy literary magazine called Strangelet. It involved us wearing a lot of different hats. At one point, I developed a new business plan for the press. While the editors handled the words, I handled the design: the print books, the ebooks, and the website.

Freelance

Since 2013, I have worked a variety of freelance projects. I handled the ebook development for Litweaver for two years, creating a template for their series of young adult titles. I have created a variety of titles for Wise Ink Press, among them an enhanced children’s ebook (with music). I am currently working with Library For All, a nonprofit developing digital libraries to expand accessibility to ebooks in the developing world. Additionally, I do freelance web design and development.

Education

I have a Master of Arts in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida. I have independently been studying web design and development since I started in publishing. Since so much of ebook development is HTML and CSS, it is a natural next step. Publishing exists not just in ink, but in pixels.

Other interests

I am writing a fantasy novel, I like to play guitar, and I like cooking.

Experience, quantitative

Work experience

Selected freelance projects

Internships and fellowships

Periodicals

Education

Portfolio

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GradeYouLater

App, Javascript, Web design

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Strangelet Press

Book design, Ebook development

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Once

Drawing, Magazine design

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Crimson Romance

CMS, Ebook development, Python

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Beowulf

Book design

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Litweaver

Ebook development, Regular expressions

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Strangelet Website

Web design, Web development, WordPress

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Redivider

Book design

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Rice and Rocks

Audio editing, Ebook development, Fixed-layout ebook, InDesign CC

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Your Dream Cakes

Branding, Web design, Web development, WordPress