Resume

Qualifications

• Master of Publishing and Bachelor of Fine Arts (majoring in Visual Arts) from Simon Fraser University.

• 10+ years professional and freelance editorial experience.
—Screenplays, manuscripts, short fiction, poetry, graphic novels, comics, manga, translations, journalistic articles, academic papers/Ph.D. dissertations.
—Well versed in the APA Style Guide (Sixth Edition).

• Professional and freelance writer.
—Short and long fiction, screenwriting, reviews, book jacket content, and sales and advertising copy.

• 1 year technical editing—providing professional services to publicly-listed companies, aiding them with their public filings and readability.

• 2 years as Marketing and Production Coordinator for a non-profit organization.

• Confident and educated communicator.

 

History and Relevant Experience

• Broken River Books / 2015 — Present
—Freelance substantive editor.

Publishers Weekly / 2015 — Present
—Freelance Book Reviewer

• ChiZine Publications / 2013 — Present
—Freelance substantive editor.

HOLO Magazine / 2013 — Present
—Freelance copy editor/editorial consultant.

subTerrain Magazine / 2013 — Present
—Freelance Book Reviewer.

Quill & Quire Magazine / 2012 — Present
—Freelance Book Reviewer.

• NeWest Press / 2010 — 2012
—Marketing and Production Coordinator.
—Copy editor and proofreader on select titles.
—Responsible for restructuring marketing procedures, including social media development and enhancing the online presence of the press through our website.
—Responsible for restructuring all production timelines and procedures.
—Responsible for building and maintaining efficient and respectful associations with freelance editors, designers, artists, and national printers.
—Introduced and developed an ebook platform for the press.

• Drawn & Quarterly Publishing / 2008 — 2009
—Production intern, copy writing, and editorial freelancer for several titles.

• Best Buy Canadian Headquarters / 2007
—Provided proofreading and copy writing services for the marketing and advertising departments for both Best Buy and Future Shop.

The Open Mouth Food Culture Magazine / 2006
—Associate Editor and Head Writer; managed a team of 10 freelance writers.

 

Education

• Simon Fraser University / 8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC / Tel: 604. 291. 3111.
—Master of Publishing / 2008.
—Bachelor of Fine Arts / 2005. Major in Visual Arts, Minor in Film and Video Studies. Certificate in Liberal Arts.
—Curatorial, lighting, and installation work for the SFU Visual Arts 2004 Graduating Exhibit, Harder Than Ever.
—Vice President of the Simon Fraser University Visual Art Student Union.

 

Miscellaneous

• Personal Book Reviews: http://backlisted.wordpress.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/AGAWilmot
• Facebook: facebook.com/agawilmot