Summary of Qualifications
Ten years of experience in the publishing industry. Over six years of Executive and Director level responsibility, managing day-to-day operations of a fully-distributed company. Experience with Google Analytics, Basecamp, MailChimp, HTML and CSS. Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
Times 10 Publications — Remote
Project Manager (2017 – present)
Facilitate the publication process from manuscript to published title, coordinating with the author, editor, cover designer and book designer until we have the finished product.
Yonder — Remote
Book Manager & Remote Work Advocate (2017 – present)
Assist the CEO with writing a book about remote work. Also write blog posts and other content.
Outskirts Press, Inc. — Remote
Executive Vice President (2013 – 2017)
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of a fully distributed self-publishing and book marketing company. Responsibilities included creating the necessary systems to streamline our process and increase efficiency, conceptualizing, developing and marketing new products and services for authors and analyzing data to report on company sales, revenues, production and P&L.
Vice President (2011 – 2012)
Hired as the VP of Outskirts Press in 2011 (and promoted to EVP in 2013). Tasked with overseeing and improving the company’s core, author-centric departments: Author Services, Production, and Post-Publication Author Support.
Director of Author Support (2008 – 2011)
Developed and managed the Author Support/Marketing Department, expanding it by developing a series of marketing products to create a new revenue stream for the company.
Independent Contractor (2007 – 2008)
Served as a Customer Service Representative (assisting published authors with general questions via email/phone), PR Coordinator (facilitating the process of obtaining corporate and title-specific press releases from a team of writers and distributing the final press releases online using targeted keywords to maximize SEO potential) and Accounting Assistant (assisting the CFO with processing book sales and royalties).
James Madison University — Harrisonburg, VA
- BA Modern Foreign Languages — Spanish
Cornerstone Church — Buena Vista, CO
Finance Administrator (2016 – present)
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