Project Manager/Managing Editor
Primary Clients:Learning Unlimited (Developer of adult basic educational products by publishers including Kaplan, Steck-Vaughn, Kentucky Educational Television, New Readers Press)Coordinated, interviewed, and facilitated freelancer communication (writers, editors, designers, compositors, illustrators) from concept through preflight. Maintained client contact through production phases.Maintained contact with production vendors through manufacture.Wrote schedules using MS Project. Monitored interim and long-term deadlines.Wrote tech and style specifications for editorial; wrote type, illustration, and layout specifications.Coordinated discussions among editorial, design, and production personnel to make clear, attractive, and workable instructional designs.Participated in launch meetings with clients and with staff/freelance personnel.Reviewed pages for sound instructional design, consistency, and design integrity.
Quarasan (Developer of educational products by major publishers including McDougal Littell, and Houghton Mifflin)Coordinated projects from receipt of manuscript through preflight.Maintained client contact for day-to-day transactions; maintained contact with off-shore vendors; coordinated with in-house comp, QC, image, and traffic personnel.Ensured that deadlines were met and that pages were up to company and client standards.Requested and negotiated for additional resources when needed.Participated in periodic status meetings.InContext Publishing Partners (Developer of educational products by major publishers including Houghton Mifflin, Glencoe, Prentice Hall, High Noon Books)Acted as liaison for clients and among internal departments.Wrote schedules and ensured deadline compliance. Wrote and monitored budgets; prepared time and budget reports.Ensured that projects met or exceeded client specifications and expectations. Reviewed pages for sound instructional design, consistency, and design integrity.Anticipated and resolved issues that arose during production.Participated in periodic status meetings and wrote status reports.American Academy of Pediatrics (Professional association of physicians)Built online courses for continuing medical education incorporating text, images, video/audio, and animations from several sources.Created interactions and links per instructional designer's instructions.QC content assets from different sources for adherence to Academy style and for style of ongoing educational modules.Participated in meetings with committee members and authors to plan workflow and discuss status.Reviewed screens for sound instructional design, consistency, and design integrity.Wrote user manual for Educational Module Builder (proprietary course-builder software).