Professional Fiction Editor / Experienced Product Manager
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A professional editor with a decade of experience in the publishing industry. I can help you:
- refine your pitch/proposal
- copyedit a full or partial MS
- structural/developmental edits
- copywriting/technical writing
A Product Manager for three years at an early stage startup
- define and maintain a feature roadmap that supports changing business climates and goals
- manage a diverse team across a wide array of technologies
- Agile/SCRUM project management
- UX wireframing
- MVP drafting/refinement
- Strategic business planning and analysis
I have been an editor in the traditional publishing business for a science fiction and fantasy imprint. I have worked with dozens of authors at all stages of their career from debut to bestselling/award winning masters of their craft. While most of my experience is in genre fiction, I have also worked on memoirs, pop science, narrative nonfiction, thrillers, and mainstream fiction.
As a product manager, I oversaw the development, design, and deployment of a wide range of products on web and mobile environments. I have worked on ecommerce, social networking, editorial, and e-reading products across a wide array of technologies including php, java, objective c, and python. I excel at maintaining an open line of communication between the business and marketing teams and the engineering and development teams. I can make sure the product meets your goals in a fluid and ever-changing business climate while staying on budget and on time.
As a project manager, I am versed in Agile/SCRUM methodologies and developed and implemented a hybrid SCRUM/Kanban system for my own projects and teams. I have used JIRA, Trello, Asana, Slack, Digital Whiteboard and Hipchat along with good old corkboard and notecards to wrangle a diverse team with tight schedules and limited resources.
I also did much of the wireframing and functional specifications for our ongoing development and new features. I have experience designing wireframes for phones, tablets, and web mostly using Balsamiq but am flexible on tools and styles.