Master of Science in Library and Information Science
Simmons College. 2010–2012.
Featured coursework: Preservation Management, Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship, Collection Maintenance, Archiving and Preserving Digital Media, Photographic Archives and Visual Information, History of the Book.
Bachelor of Arts in English
Northeastern University. 2002–2006.
Deputy Issue Manager + Deputy Managing Editor
Cell Press. February 2007–Present.
As a copyeditor at Cell Press, a publisher of scientific research, I have been responsible for electronically processing figures and manuscripts, editing them for grammar and style, querying authors, and preparing corrected proofs for the printers.
As Deputy Issue Manager and Deputy Managing Editor, I am additionally responsible for directly managing (DIM, Cancer Cell) and providing back-up for (DME, Current Biology) all aspects of journal production, including scheduling publication dates; fielding editor, author, and printer queries; and ensuring that all publication deadlines are consistently met. I am a part of the team that manages and provides in-house support and guidance for cell.com, and I perform regular website updates for three journals. I review the performance of freelance copyediting staff, ensuring that their work meets journal standards. Finally, I collaborate with the marketing department to prepare press releases for high-interest articles, design issue covers from editorially selected artwork, and create ad layouts.
During my tenure at Cell Press, I have worked on eleven different journals, many of which have their own quirks and require knowledge and implementation of different procedures and styles. Some of my previous responsibilities in those roles include acting as Cell Press’s printer liaison for articles being published online ahead of the printed issue, laying out articles in Adobe InDesign and preparing source and production files for the printers, and acting as the point person for homepage improvements and innovations for our flagship journal.
Baker Library, Harvard Business School. January 2012–March 2012.
As an intern, I participated in basic preservation-management and conservation duties, including ordering and assembling CMI boxes, pest management, environmental monitoring, and statistics tracking.
I spent a significant portion of my time improving my paper-mending skills and worked with collection items for the following tasks: manuscript disbinding, surface cleaning of silver-gelatin photographs and blueprints, mounting photographs, building custom book cradles, and basic paper repairs (including mending tears and flattening). I also observed numerous other conservation repairs, including cloth rebacking, poulticing, and tape removal.
Book Mending and Repair Student Worker
Beatley Library, Simmons College. September 2011–July 2012.
I independently managed the library’s book mending and repair unit, determining the appropriate repairs, prioritizing completion, and performing all hand work. I performed an inventory of supplies and selected new materials to be ordered. In addition to these duties, I proposed and subsequently created a set of book-repair guidelines for future student workers. Finally, as needed, I processed incoming books (labeling, security strips, etc.) in the absence of other staff.
Snell Library, Northeastern University. September–December 2006.
Lamont Library, Harvard University. June–December 2005.
- Adobe Acrobat Professional, InDesign, and Photoshop
- Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- iLife Suite, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
- OpenOffice and NeoOffice
- Google Docs
- Macromedia Dreamweaver
- Multiple web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera
- Calibre (eBook management software)
- Bento (basic database software)
- Windows, Mac, and iOS operating systems
- Proficiency with both the self-hosted WordPress.org content-management system and the WordPress.com web software
- Proficiency with Atypon’s Page Builder content-management system
- Proficiency with HTML and CSS
- Experience using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create and maintain macros for Microsoft Word and Excel
- Limited experience with PHP
- Experience troubleshooting multiple technologies and platforms (as listed above)
Book and Paper Repair
- Paper repairs with Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste/methyl cellulose, heat-set/solvent-set tissue
- Hinging in and tipping in
- Hinge tightening
- Cloth rebacking
- Corner repair
- Surface cleaning
- Cased-in, single and multi-section
- Making wheat-starch paste (cooked and instant) and methyl cellulose
- Custom book cradles and photograph mounts
- Four-flap enclosures
- Clamshell (pizza-box style) enclosures
- Weight covering
- Mold vacuuming
- Portraits in Preservation, Student Edition, with Kevin Driedger (April 23, 2012)
Continuing Education Workshops
- Print Methods for the Collector and Conservator, with Sarah Smith (Simmons College, July 2011)
- Practical Origami, with Bill Hanscom (Simmons College, July 2011)
- Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products, with Peter D. Verheyen (ALA ALCTS, April 2013)
- Conservation Tips and Tricks, with Nicole Garrett and Kevin Driedger (Library of Michigan, April 2013)
- The Preservation of Family Photographs: Here, There and Everywhere, with Debra Hess Norris (ALA ALCTS, April 2013)
- Introduction to Digital Preservation: Managing Content Over Time, with Kevin Driedger (Library of Michigan and Library of Congress, March 2013)
- Book Repair Basics Webinar, with Peter D. Verheyen and Marianne Hanley (Syracuse University and Gaylord, June 2012)
- Content Management Systems for Dummies (NEASIS&T, March 2011)
- Hopewell Harvest Fair (2013)