Publishing

I've been immersed in the publishing industry since 2012, with a focus in book publishing, where I've worked on books across a wide array of categories and genres. I've helped edit and create titles from places like Amazon Publishing, Becker & Mayer, Black Dog & Leventhal, Disney, Dorrance Publishing, Girl Friday Productions, National Geographic, and Quarto Publishing Group, just to name a few. Below are selected books I've had the privilege of working on:

My Resume

Alexander Rigby

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Girl Friday Productions, Special Projects Editor                                                                     

February 2018—Present

Seattle, WA

•     Manage complex publication schedules for both fiction and nonfiction books

•     Work with authors and publishing clients to create outstanding titles in a variety of genres

•     Facilitate communication between internal staff, freelancers, and clients, ensuring the publishing process goes smoothly and stays on track

•     Edit and proofread manuscripts while also assisting with cover and interior design

 

Kaiser Permanente, Copy Editor, Proofreader

June 2017—May 2018

Renton, WA

•     Edited marketing materials to ensure they followed style guidelines for both online and print media

•     Proofread content for accuracy and consistency for both direct-to-consumer and business audiences

•     Collaborated with creative team to produce documents that exhibited high quality and adherence to brand voice

•     Oversaw multifaceted editing and proofreading schedules to deliver finished projects on time

 

Allegory Ridge, Editor-in-Chief                                                                                                   

March 2017—Present

Seattle, WA

•     Created online and print magazine to feature the travel writing, artwork, and photography of the millennial generation

•     Devised the magazine's branding, voice, design, and built the company website

•     Seek out contributors, pitch stories to authors, and keep the magazine's content calendar organized and updated

•     Editor of all content that is published on the website and in the magazine, while managing all social media channels

•     Evaluate submissions that come in through our online portal and make final decisions on what is published

 

Becker & Mayer, Production Editor                                                                               

September 2016—April 2017

Bellevue, WA

•     Managed multiple publication projects for both fiction and non-fiction titles, overseeing the entire editing process

•     Edited and proofread manuscripts to ensure high-quality narratives with no inconsistencies or errors

•     Supervised a diverse team of freelance editors, assigning them projects and handling any issues that came up

•     Corresponded directly with our publishing clients, facilitating communication between freelancers, editors, and authors

 

Expedia, Content Editor

February 2016—August 2016

Bellevue, WA

•     Wrote and edited content that was published on Expedia.com under the Things to Do tab

•     Created original copy for city tours, multi-day excursions, outdoor activities, and hiking trips

•     Edited pre-existing content to match company's voice and style guidelines

•     Proofread descriptive content and ensured that logistical information was correct

 

Red City Review, Managing Editor

June 2013—September 2017

Seattle, WA

•     Managing director, founded company, created website, logo, materials, procedures, etc.

•     Wrote book reviews for authors, posting them to our website, social media accounts, and other media platforms

•     Ran annual book award contest, judging and reviewing hundreds of books entered from around the world

•     Assigned projects to a staff of over twenty freelancers, was in charge of overseeing all website operations

•     Editor of the Red City Review Magazine, a literary journal released three times per year

 

Dorrance Publishing, Senior Publishing Services Consultant, Editor

July 2012—May 2015

Pittsburgh, PA

•      Created publishing proposals and sold contracts to authors to have their books published by Dorrance

•      Updated client files as they moved forward, facilitating communication with the production department

•      Edited selected manuscripts for punctuation, grammar, spelling, and consistency

•      Wrote original content for company’s blog and managed all social media channels

 

EDUCATION:

New York University, New York, NY                                                                                                        

July 2015

Summer Publishing Institute – Master’s Certificate

 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA                                                                                                    

April 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Anthropology

GPA 3.6

 

HONORS:

Dean’s List

2009—2012

Crawford Heritage Foundation Scholarship Winner

2008—2012

Saegertown High School Valedictorian

Class of 2008

 

OTHER:

Published Author: The Second Chances of Priam Wood, What Happened to Marilyn, Bender

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, Squarespace, HTML/CSS, SalesForce

 

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