Professional Resume

Notable Skills

  • Seasoned staff manager of medium-/large-size department comprised of 25+ employees
  • Sensible, level-headed, trustworthy, and empathetic leader able to command the respect of superiors and subordinates
  • Creative and skilled writer/proofreader/copy editor
  • Strong knowledge of AP Style
  • Proficiency in fact-checking and conducting independent research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to remain collected and maintain efficiency in high-pressure situations
  • Skilled handling multiple projects at once to meet demanding and fluid deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, WordPress, and various social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Experience

Worldwide Publishing | Marquis Who’s Who Ventures, LLC, Uniondale, NY

Director of Editorial Operations          

December 2016 – Present                                            

Accomplishments in Leadership:

  • Handled logistics related to operations and tech to adopt an entirely remote working effort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Spearheaded a large majority of editorial processes during the Marquis acquisition, ensuring uninterrupted services to thousands of clients
  • Oversaw the establishment and growth of an off-site editorial team
  • Managed the growth of an on-site editorial team comprised of 25+ employees
  • Coordinated with information systems staff and developers to create an email platform through which materials are sent, resulting in significant corporate cost reduction
  • Created various content sites through WordPress/Weebly in order to offer clients additional online exposure and networking options, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars annually
  • Cultivated working relationships with WSJ/Barron’s and Ink Global to organize and publish weekly/monthly ad campaigns in The Wall Street Journal, American Way magazine, and Hemispheres magazine
  • Implemented comprehensive fulfillment structure for all editorial items promoted and sold through the company

Director of Editorial Operations, Worldwide Publishing | Marquis Who’s Who Ventures, LLC     

February 2011 – Present

  • Manage a staff of 25+ employees, including full-time staff and freelancers
  • Provide operations assistance/recommendations for CEO, VP of HR, and company president
  • Facilitate workflow for editorial activities
  • Promote a positive work environment, allowing staff to work on projects based on individual strengths, and maximize output
  • Work with IT and developers to streamline communications and workflow
  • Compose all introductory/explanatory materials for new product rollouts intended for client review
  • Compose and copy edit internal and external communications, as well as narrative material for clients
  • Make recommendations for hire, transition, and removal
  • Communicate and collaborate with all other departments and senior management
  • Create web-based content for member and company benefits
  • Develop and implement new processes for products and services as they relate to the editorial and fulfillment departments

On-Site Administrator, Professional Biographies and Elite American Publishers                       

August 2011 – November 2011

  • Developed editorial and fulfillment processes for new brands
  • Interviewed candidates for editorial positions and trained all new employees
  • Trained off-site staff and led communications with freelance employees to ensure consistent workflow
  • Created websites and web-based content for member base
  • Oversaw and approved editorial output and off-site payroll

Editorial Team Leader, Worldwide Publishing          

August 2010 – February 2011

  • Oversaw work distribution and production of 3-4 full-time staff members
  • Provided feedback for off-site editorial team; copy edited co-workers’ work
  • Represented team and spoke for assigned projects during meetings with executive management

Staff Writer, Worldwide Publishing                                                 

April 2008 – August 2010

  • Composed content, including biographical profiles, narratives and press releases
  • Provided feedback for off-site editorial team; copy edited co-workers’ work
  • Completed special projects assigned by the editorial director

Landmark Programs, Inc., New York, NY

Assistant Editor                                                        

April – October 2007

  • Edited figures and tables in medical manuscripts prior to submission to scholarly journals
  • Requested copyright permissions from publishing houses
  • Checked subject matter for continuity and concept
  • Composed abstracts for manuscripts

Education

The University of Manchester

Distance Learning

Recently accepted to the 3-year program for certification in Egyptology. Anticipated start date, October 2021.

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing