Project & Program Management; Book Development & Publishing
I’m an experienced book editor, publishing consultant, and project manager. I also develop educational websites, content-rich blogs, and marketing platforms for authors, independent professionals, and small businesses.
I also have a degree in accounting, with experience in budgeting, grants management, and financial planning for varied projects and programs in nonprofit, small business, and government settings.
- Website development & marketing strategy
- Publication design and production management
- Editorial development of book-length manuscripts
- Content creation for educational and marketing–focused websites
- Bookkeeping/Accounting (QuickBooks and Peachtree)
- Page design/Layout (InDesign, Photoshop) for print publications
- Supervision of freelancers & content contributors
- Contract management, fee/royalty negotiations
- Grants writing and reporting
- Management of grant-funded projects
- Public speaking
- Marketing of products and services to trade, educational, and niche audiences
- Social-media strategy and campaigns
Associates Degree in Accounting
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Degree completed December 2011 (4.0 grade-point average)
Editorial & Managing Director
Great Lakes Literary, LLC
2004 to present
As director of this indie book publisher (imprint: Crickhollow Books), and a provider of freelance editorial services, I’ve done managed diverse projects to produce books; develop websites, blogs, and newsletters; and plan product-launch strategies and national (albeit small-budget) publicity campaigns.
Achievements: national indie-press awards.
Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Established trade imprint in the Books Dept., developing books by authors of national stature on craft and career development for aspiring writers. Duties included editorial coordination of an annual resource guide, The Writer’s Handbook, a 1,000-page market directory and anthology of articles. Was responsible for 5 books/year, totaling 2,500 pages/year.
Achievements: Annual sales of The Writer’s Handbook quadrupled in the first year from 4,000 to 16,000 copies; gross sales for the imprint increased from $150,000 to $450,000.
Director of Program Development
Rethinking Schools, Ltd.
Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit educational publisher, producing materials for classroom teachers on school reform, multi-cultural issues, and social justice. Job duties included grants writing, producing 3-4 book projects per year, and some marketing and public relations. Achievements: Successful applications for grants up to $440,000; initiated new accounting systems for better tracking of book inventories, costs of sales, and grants management.