Resume

Qualifications

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

• Certificate of Technical Communication from George Brown College.

• 12 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) and the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition).

• Professional and freelance writer.
—Short and long fiction, screenwriting, reviews, book jacket content, and sales and advertising copy.
—Published author: The Death Scene Artist (Wolsak & Wynn 2018).

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

• 2 years as co-publisher and co-EIC of a speculative fiction magazine.
—Interior layout and design, PDF and epub production.

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

• Confident and educated communicator.

 

History and Relevant Experience

• Playwrights Canada Press / 2018 — Present
—Freelance copy editor.

• Freehand Books / 2017 — Present
—Freelance substantive/copy editor.

• ARP Books / 2017 — Present
—Freelance substantive/copy editor.

Anathema Magazine / 2017 — Present
—Co-Publisher, Co-EIC, layout and interior design.
—PDF and epub production.

• Wolsak & Wynn / 2016 — Present
—Freelance substantive/copy editor.

Publishers Weekly / 2015 — Present
—Freelance Book Reviewer

• Broken River Books / 2015 — 2016
—Freelance substantive editor.

• ChiZine Publications / 2013 — 2016
—Freelance substantive editor.

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

subTerrain Magazine / 2013 — 2016
—Freelance Book Reviewer.

Quill & Quire Magazine / 2012 — 2014
—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.

 

Education

• George Brown College
—Certificate of Technical Communication / 2018.

• Simon Fraser University
—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