Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
My goal is to use  my publishing experience and writing/editing skills to be an important contributing member of a team.
  • Familiarity with academic publishing and university environment 
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Strong written communication
  • Research skills
  • Proofreading and copyediting
  • PowerPoint proficiency
  • Managing freelancers
  • Social media management
  • Project management
Work History
to Current Development Editor Oxford University Press, Inc. | Oxford, Oxon Ox2 6Dp,

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing textbooks (and companion resources) from pre-contract to post-publication
  • Performing in-depth research to ensure academic, professional, and online projects all meet the needs of varied markets
  • Communicating with instructors and other reviewers via phone, e-mail, campus calling, questionnaires, online surveys, etc.
  • Maintaining close ties with key stakeholders (authors, commissioning editors, customers) to ensure clear communication and successful working relationships
  • Working closely with sales, marketing, and production teams
  • Representing company during on-campus visits with instructors and librarians
to Senior Editorial Assistant Basic Energy Services | Compton, CA,

Responsibilities included:

  • Providing comprehensive daily support for commissioning editors
  • Maintaining author communication throughout submission of proposals, contracts, and manuscripts
  • Assisting in proposal analysis for targeted markets
  • Transmitting final manuscripts to production
  • Processing permissions and copyright registrations
  • Coordinating editorial peer reviews and book endorsements
  • Preparing and proofreading book cover and jacket copy
  • Representing company at annual conferences, events, meetings
  • Creating and maintaining standard reports, forms, and files (including expense reports and publication schedules)
  • Directing work of editorial intern and training other editorial assistants
to Staff Assistant Pennsylvania State University | City, STATE,

Key responsibilities included:

  • Overseeing daily workflow of the office
  • Composing, proofreading, and copyediting reports, proposals, technical papers, course materials, textbook chapters, correspondence, memos, etc.
  • Maintaining course websites and databases
  • Answering and screening telephone calls, greeting visitors, sorting and distributing mail
  • Scheduling and canceling appointments
  • Maintaining office files, reports, and databases
  • Coordinating with other staff and faculty 
Expected in 1999 Bachelor of Arts | English Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA GPA:
  • Emphasis in Creative Writing

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Published fiction and poetry

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School Attended

  • Pennsylvania State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Development Editor
  • Senior Editorial Assistant
  • Staff Assistant


  • Bachelor of Arts

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