Proactive, driven writer and communicator with keen interest and experience in the publishing field. Offers first-hand knowledge of many areas of author-agent relations. Experienced in sales, client partnerships and corporate dealings. Intense long-standing admiration for the literary trade in its entirety. Highly motivated, quick thinker. Flexible schedule. Immediate availability.
Strong verbal & written communication
Client assessment and analysis
Attention to detail
Advanced computer proficiency
Strong work ethic
to 04/2013 AKA Literary, LLC. – Denver,
CO Provided feedback on incoming queries.
Read, assessed and offered editorial critique and detailed reports on manuscript submissions for current agency clients and potential clients.
Assisted in the marketing and promotion of clients and company book releases, including arranging for online interviews, and giveaways. Created interest/buzz on such sites as Twitter and Facebook for the Agency itself, and its client list.
Assisted in the set-up, content, origination and maintenance of Agency website and Facebook page.
Attended regular tele-conference staff meetings wherein company policies, positions and general business affairs were discussed at length. In addition, took part in group tele-conferences with clients as well.
Provided unlimited support and counsel, working directly with Senior Literary Agent on a daily basis.
Attended Editor and Industry events taking place in the New York area, including most recently, participating in the Writer's Digest East Pitch Slam acting as co-agent along with Senior Agent, where we entertained over 80 author pitches. Met with and built rapport with several editors located at NY based publishing houses.
Enabled and allowed home computer to interface remotely with computer system located at main office. Utilized Microsoft Office Outlook to work closely with original Agency location.
Researched publishing trends, industry activity and potential homes for client manuscripts.
to Current Self
Wrote an extensive collection of short stories which were published online over the course of the past five years.
Authored three full-length novels, the first of which was sold to a small press and released in 2011.
Maintains a blog, two Twitter accounts and two Facebook pages. Skilled in book marketing and self-promotion.
Keeps abreast of the latest happenings within publishing industry.
Familiar with all aspects of the publishing process from querying agents and editors to literary contracts, to the manuscript revision stages to the ultimate release of works.
Actively reads and writes on a regular basis.
to Current J & T Rebuilders – Williston Park,
Supports Chief Operating Officer with daily operational functions.
Handles all A/P and A/R bookkeeping
In charge of payroll, taxes, and employee records
Responsible for personal organization of C.O.O.'s calendar
Utilizes and helps maintain office computer system
Academic1980Mineola High School-
Garden City Park,
Creative Writing, PublishingCayuga Community College-
Anxious to continue to expand upon experience as a Literary Agent. Willing to devote all necessary time and effort to building a steady, loyal basis for a continued working relationship.