Resume

Experience

Publisher, Fiction and Non-fiction

Whiteley Press, LLC: 2010 to present

  • Develop full-length informational guides, novels, novellas, and short stories from concept to published work
  • Outline, write, and edit text
  • Work with co-authors to plan and compose text
  • Hire subcontractors to copyedit and proofread text
  • Manage photographers and artists for creation of specialized graphics
  • Typeset paperback and ebook interiors, including full-color graphics, inset boxes, and figures
  • Design paperback and ebook covers
  • Approve final pre-publication proofs
  • Convert and upload completed text and art to vendor websites
  • Create marketing materials

Whiteley Press, LLC, Titles

  • Riding Fear Free: Help for Fearful Riders and Their Teachers (with Laura Daley)
  • Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
  • Caroline Bingley: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
  • “Maria Lucas”: A Short Story in the Personages of Pride & Prejudice Collection
  • Mary Bennet: A Novella in the Personages of Pride & Prejudice Collection
  • Live, Love, Longbourn: A Bennet Sisters Novel
  • A Year with Jane Austen: Modern Austen Short Stories
  • “Infatuation and Independence”: A Modern Austen Short Story
  • Absolute Liability (Southern Fraud Mystery 1)
  • Death Benefits (Southern Fraud Mystery 2)
  • At Fault (Southern Fraud Mystery 3)
  • Moral Hazard (Southern Fraud Mystery 4)
  • Shock Loss (Southern Fraud Mystery 5)
  • Sunset Clause (Southern Fraud Mystery 6)
  • “Cancellation Notice” (A Southern Fraud Short Story)

Works with Other Publishers

Holidays with Jane Anthologies: Spring Fever, Summer of Love, Trick or Sweet, Thankful Hearts, Christmas Cheer, and Will You Be Mine? (Indie Jane Press, LLC)

Honors/Achievements

  • More than 100,000 books sold to date
  • Absolute Liability earned a spot on the Amazon Top 100 Best Sellers list for 8 weeks
  • Absolute Liability was named to the Indie Reader Times Best Sellers List for 3 non-consecutive weeks
  • Several titles translated into German and French

Freelance Editor

12/1999 –11/2011

  • Copyedit and proofread works of Southern history, politics, theology, and other nonfiction for Mercer University Press
  • Copyedit and proofread short stories, novels, and essays for Mercer University Press
  • Edit novels, nonfiction works, press releases, and articles for independent clients
  • Copyedit and proofread the Uniform Series Bible Study for Smith & Helwys Publishing
  • Prepare weekly on-line installments for Uniform Premium on www.helwys.com

Interim Editor, Uniform Series Bible Study

Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Macon, GA

6/03–9/03 and 1/06–6/06

  • Oversaw the complete editorial process for all Uniform Series Bible Study products: Uniform Teaching Guide, Uniform Study Guide, Large Print Uniform Study Guide,Uniform Commentary, and Uniform Resource Kit
  • Managed copyeditors and proofreaders to get all products to press on time
  • Edited raw material submitted by writers
  • Worked with design department to ensure accurate and appropriate presentation of materials
  • Used QuarkCopyDesk to edit typeset versions of all products
  • Edited weekly Uniform Series Bible Study support articles
  • Created ancillary information for weekly Uniform Series Bible Study support articles

Assistant Editor

Smyth and Helwys Publishing, Macon, GA

5/99–8/00

  • Helped create editorial process for new product line: Uniform Series Bible Study
  • Formatted, edited, and arranged cold reads for Uniform Teaching Guide, Uniform Study Guide,Uniform Commentary, Uniform Resource Kit, and Reflections Devotional Guide
  • Helped create editorial process for the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Series and augmented Commentary Style Guide
  • Worked with off-site editors and design department to format and copyedit S & H Bible Commentary volumes
  • Copyedited theological and devotional books

Editorial Assistant

Smyth and Helwys Publishing, Macon, GA

8/98–5/99

  • Copyedited Under Construction: A Habitat for Humanity Vacation Bible School
  • Copyedited books, Reflections Devotional Guide, Formations Learner’s Study Guide, FormationsTeaching Guide, Intersection, and FaithSteps
  • Copyedited press releases, catalogs, brochures, and fliers

Education

Mercer University, Macon, GA

BA French and Christianity 1999

Honors and Achievements

  • President’s List (6 quarters)
  • Dean’s List (all quarters)
  • Recipient of the J. L. Dagg Research and Writing Award
  • Recipient of the L. P. Irvin Foreign Language Award
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society