Resume

Lisa-Marie Wilson

 

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Academic Background

Certificate in Publishing
The Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University
Jan 2010 – April 2011

Completed Courses

    • Publishing Overview: Education
    • Publishing Overview: Trade
    • Copy Editing for Books, Journals and Reports
    • Publishing in the Electronic Age
    • Sales and Marketing: Book Publishers
    • Publicity
    • Introduction to Book Design
    • Literary Rights Management

 Honours Bachelor of Arts, Victoria College, University of Toronto
Majors: English and Book & Media Studies
2005-2009

Computer Skills             

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Basic HTML
  • Adobe InDesign CS5 (Moderate)
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 (Beginner)
  • Photoshop CS5 (Advanced)
  • Sigil 4.2, .epub editor
  • Calibre, eBook conversion software
  • ACCPAC Accounting Software

Work Experience

 Technology Intern, Master Point Press
Sept 2011– Present

  • Coordinate Freelancer proofreaders and fixers
  • Convert InDesign files to .EPub
  • Upload  Metadata, .epubs and coordinate pricing to Amazon, Kobo, Apple and other third party vendors
  • Write articles and prepare banners for bridgeblogging.com
  • Provide WordPress Assistance for bridgeblogging.com bloggers.
  • Fix inaccuracies in ebooks (code)
  • Ebook conversions

Order Entry Clerk, NUCAP Industries
Sept 2009 – Sept 2011

  •  Proofread purchase orders and proforma’s
  • Enter, invoice and print orders daily in ACCPAC
  • Contact and aid international customers regarding order queries
  • Prepare and manage digital records for purchase orders
  • Assist software consultants with the testing of an integrated system for finance department and customer service

  Publicity Intern, Random House of Canada
May  –   July 2009

  • Provide author and book information such as cover art, author photo’s and publication information on request
  • Assemble and proofread press material for media outlets
  • Assemble and distribute manuscripts / galleys to the applicable media outlets
  • Work directly with publicists on mailings and press kits
  • Attend and provide input at weekly publicity meetings
  • Began a reorganization of the filing system of author/ title information at Toronto street office
  • Assist with interoffice mail delivery

Receptionist (temp) , Random House of Canada
July 2009

  • Receive and direct phone calls for the office
  • Send orders via local shipping companies (FedEx, Speedy, ATS)
  • Deal directly with customers as they enter the office
  • Open and close reception

Usher, Isabel Bader Theatre
2007-May 2009 (Part-time)

  • Direct patrons to their seats while distributing programs and taking tickets
  • Clean theatre seating area prior to and after events
  • Assist with construction of displays and ticketing
  • Run and assist with Cash Bar

 Volunteer Work

Volunteer, Toronto Comics Art Fesitval
May 8th, 2011

Volunteer, Owlkids at Taste of the Danforth
August 7th, 2010

Volunteer, Border Collie Rescue Ontario
2004 – Present

Actor, Charity Production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at Victoria University, University of Toronto
2007
*All Proceeds from art and ticket sales presented to The Redwood | A safe haven for women and children fleeing abuse.

Interests

The basics that you can guess: Reading, writing, travel, photography, animals (especially dogs).

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