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Feb 2012Present

Account Coordinator

The Reynolds Group

Currently assisting with 14 accounts, which include restaurants, an interior designer, a yearly nonprofit gala and an art exhibit. Write press materials, such as media kits, press releases and media alerts; coordinate incoming media inquiries; propose creative public relations and marketing initiatives to help clients reach their intended audience; provide accurate reporting of press outreach activities and placements; manage client social media platforms, manage the production cycle of designed materials, from websites to posters to logos.

Aug 2010Feb 2012

Production Editor

Arcadia Publishing

Leveled images, copyedited/proofread text in Chicago style, designed book covers, created book layouts and proofs for all Arcadia Publishing's series (Images of America/Aviation, Then & Now, Postcard History, Campus History, etc.) using Microsoft Word, Photoshop and InDesign.

May 2009Jul 2010


Redux Contemporary Art Center

Assisted Executive Director with exhibits, events, research, marketing, and the writing of press releases.

Jul 2009Jul 2010

West Coast Acquisitons Editor

Arcadia Publishing

Acquired titles for Northern California, Idaho, Wyoming, and Alaska. Trained authors in Arcadia style and managed them on the writing of captions, the scanning of images, and layout. 

Jun 2007Apr 2009

Editorial Assistant

skirt! Magazine

Wrote and edited national content, conducted interviews and wrote profiles and other monthly content for the Charleston edition of skirt!. Researched products and contacted PR as well as managing the PR contact list. Blogged for and uploaded content to the web. Proofread, edited and formatted content for all (20) skirt! markets across the well as managing the production cycle and acting as liaison between skirt! markets and the design team in the national office. Worked with market editors and designers about new pages, deadlines, questions, etc. Helped set and enforce skirt!'s editorial and style guidelines.

May 2006May 2007

Publishing Coordinator

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Reported directly to Publicity Director and Marketing Director, assisting them with research projects, the writing and assembling of press kits (press releases, paste ups, blurbs) and large-scale galley mailings to media contacts. Assembled and edited seasonal samplers and distributed them to the sales force. Responded to media requests for review copies, author photos and interviews. Ordered and sent out media displays for bookstores across the U.S. Hired and managed a staff of Publicity/Marketing interns. Assisted Editorial Department with reading manuscripts for potential publication.

Jan 2006May 2006

Publicity/Marketing Intern

Algonquin Books

Executed large-scale publicity and marketing mailings, compiled printed publicity to send to authors and their agents, responded to requests for desk and review copies, organized and sent out author mail, created paste ups of reviews, updated author files.


Aug 2002May 2006

BA in English, Creative Writing

Dean's List, 2006

Majored in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing, having studied literature under professors such as Christopher Armitage, Jane Thrailkill and Joseph Viscomi; creative writing under professors such as Bland Simpson, Daphne Athas and Lawrence Naumoff;  and acting and directing under Joan Darling

Acted in several Studio 3 productions.

Won the Robert Ruark Award for Creative Non-Fiction for the essay, "Where Past and Present Collide," in 2006.


Adobe Creative Suite
Use Adobe Photoshop and InDesign on a daily basis for image editing, cover design, and book layouts. 
Managed the production cycle for all 20 skirt! markets nationwide Took part in hiring/managing skirt! interns Hired and managed a staff of publicity/marketing interns for Algonquin Books
Online Publishing, Social Media
Blogged personally and professionally since 2002 Comfort operating social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, Svpply, etc.
Public Speaking
Spoke to Charlestown Academy's creative writing class by invitation, Fall 2007, Fall 2008 Performed in local theatre productions since childhood
Microsoft Office
Internet Research

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