Amylia Ryan

Editing

Design

Project & Event Management

EXPERTISE

EDITING

I have been developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading on a freelance basis since April 2014 and as a staff editor since September 2016. I specialize in literary fiction, SF/F, and memoir. I actively practice conscious editing.

Want to hire me to edit your manuscript? Visit my freelance page for more information!

RESEARCH

I specialize in researching outreach oppourtunities for the publishing industry. My current focus is raising awareness of the industry in high school student publications classes and identifiying how industry professionals can better familiarize themselves with the potential for increased diversity and skill by being involved with high school publications. For more information and to view my findings, visit my research page.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

From conception to publication and all the marketing, editing, and design in between, I'm thoroughly experienced with the book-making process as both a staff member and team manager. I've managed project teams of three to eight people for both book publishing and event planning, and I've created manuals to guide future iterations of project management. A sample management manual is available on my expertise page.

EVENT COORDINATION

Since August 2013, I've planned a variety of literary events, including author signings, panel discussions, book launches, and full conferences. For more information on the conference I coordinated and managed in 2018, see the Write to Publish website.

DESIGN

My experience with design includes website design and organization (both with and without a template), business cards, book covers, restaurant menus, and magazine interiors. Samples of my designs are available on my expertise page.

 
SKILLS
EXPERIENCE
2017 - Present

Project Manager

OOLIGAN PRESS

• Creating and shaping a new iteration of the project team. Before, the team focused solely on event planning; with my leadership, the team has grown to include book development as well

• Managing a team of 10-12 students

• Planning and implementing the annual Write to Publish conference, Ooligan’s largest fundraiser

• Securing 25-40 sponsors, vendors, speakers, and donors

• Budget planning

• Researching additional fundraising and community outreach opportunities as a not-for-profit organization
• Developing book projects to expand Ooligan’s influence within the Pacific Northwest literary community

OOLIGAN PRESS

• Copy editing, line editing, and developmental editing for book manuscripts, internal documents such as marketing plans, and external documents such as social media posts and emails; development of and strict adherence to house style guides

• Design work, including book cover design concepts (one of which was chosen as a finalist for an Ooligan title), logo design concepts, poster design, and typography

• Blog posts on topics such as project updates, life inside the press, and industry education

• Social media promotion, including general press promotion, event promotion, and book promotion

2017 - Present

Project Manager

2014 - Present

Freelance Editor

AMYLIA RYAN, LITERARY EDITING SERVICES

• Copyediting and proofreading for any size of manuscripts, marketing copy, marketing plans letters/emails/correspondences, scripts

• Developmental and line editing for book-length manuscripts

• Adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

• Specializing in literary fiction, SF/F, and memoir

2013-2015

Events Coordinator

BOOKS INC.

• Brainstorming, organizing, and hosting events both in-store and off-site, including book launches, author signings, and community fundraisers
• Booking locations for both small (<10 attendees) and large (50+ attendees) events
• Coordinating authors, panelists, speakers, and interviewers for a variety of literary events

 
 
EDUCATION
2016-2018

Master of Arts Degree: Book Publishing

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Completed coursework in copyediting, developmental editing, book design, intellectual property and copyright, agenting, acquisitions, and digital content management.

2015-2016

Non-Degree Coursework: Business and Accouting

BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE

Completed coursework in financial accounting, managerial accounting, personal finance, business mathematics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics.

2009-2013

Bachelor of Arts Degree: English Literature

Minor: French Language and Literature

2005-2009

High School Diploma

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

Completed coursework in the history of English language literature, American literature, literature of colonial India, French language/culture/history/literature, the science fiction tradition, Irish myths and folklore, and the vampire tradition.

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Participated in yearbook/student publications as a staff editor, marching band, choir, and French Club. Completed AP/Honors coursework in English, US history, and physics.

 

It's difficult to really get to know someone through just a resume, so now that you've read about my experience, here's a slideshow so you can learn more about me as a person.

MORE ABOUT ME
Publishing

I'm passionate about the publishing industry and securing its future as a diverse, inclusive industry through the practice of conscious editing and by raising awareness of publishing as a viable career path for high school students.

 
CONTACT ME

 

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Amylia Ryan

Editor

Project Manager
Literary Community Outreach

For freelance editing work, please send manuscript samples as .doc or .docx attachments to: amyliaryan (dot) editing (at) gmail (dot) com

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