senior literary agent resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Exceptional leader talented at author-publisher relationship, skill assessment and sci-fi literature. Technically-savvy with outstanding relationship building, training and presentation skills. Successful track record in merging great sci-fi authors with leading prominent publishers. Emphasis on adolescent and young adult market. Authors Agent with twelve years experience. Areas of expertise include experience in writing, project management, and negotiating literary success. .
  • Project management
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Powerful negotiator
  • Team leadership
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Staff development
  • Process implementation
  • Client assessment and analysis
  • Self-motivated
  • Risk management processes and analysis
Work History
Senior Literary Agent, 01/2004 to Current
Sci-fi ConnectCity, STATE,
    12 years experience with Sci-fi Connect in the specialized market of Fantasy and Sci-fi publishing. Special emphasis on adolescent and young adult market. Vast experience in sci-fi production. Possesses a motivating love this genre. Expert in assisting fledgling sci-fi authors find the perfect publisher, and seeing that marriage propelled into the New York Times best seller. Four time success to the top of the New York Times. Presently, all Four authors nationally acclaimed. Takes pride in the author-agent-publisher relationship.
  • Concurrently managed 8 writing projects with strict deadlines.
  • Oversaw production of Death of the Martian from concept creation to launch.
  • Managed several campaigns at once under tight deadlines.
  • Translated client desires into compelling literary works.
  • Achieved literary success by hard work, dogmatically setting goals, and stubbornly sticking to the plan.
  • Initiated many author-agent partnerships with results of tremedous artistic achievement.
  • Worked directly with many publication organizations to achieve amazing success with many previously unknown authors.
  • Assisted various publishing groups with project organization and book design during early publication.

Children\'s Book Author, 01/2000 to 01/2004
Questionable Character BooksCity, STATE,
    Short but profitable tenure at Questionable Character Books. Leading children\'s book author for three years. Gained valuable experience working with publishers, illustrators, and other authors. Brought several projects forward with great literary success, including three currently in some form of production.
  • Oversaw production of Little Star, Little Star from concept creation to launch.
  • Understood and adhered to content best practices and market demands.
  • Responded constructively to direction and feedback, both positive and negative.
  • Prioritized workflow and managed schedules to deliver completed projects under deadline.
  • Implemented marketing strategies which resulted in enormous achievement in literature, including four New York Times best sellers.

Senior Pastor, 08/1995 to 01/2000
Landmark Baptist ChurchCity, STATE,

    Managed all pastoral duties at Landmark Baptist Church. Including pulpit ministry, home and hospital visitation, administration management, and everyday church operation. Responsible for guiding the church through the building process of new facilities and for congregational training in a concise, biblical manner. 
  • Successful construction completion of new sanctuary by following deliberate, concise instructions.
  • Responsible for employing, training, and supervising church staff. 
  • Worked directly with community leaders to achieve a mutual partnership with the church.
  • Performed all ministerial duties and responsibilities as required by church order.

Associate of Arts: Theology, Expected in 1995 to Faith Baptist Seminary - Gwinnett, Georgia 30095
  • Top 10% of class
  • Emphasis in Theological studies
  • Emphasis in Church Administration
  • Student government representative
  • Associate\'s Degree
  • Coursework includes: Speech and Communication, Sociology and Psychology

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School Attended

  • Faith Baptist Seminary

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  • Senior Literary Agent
  • Children\'s Book Author
  • Senior Pastor


  • Associate of Arts

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