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Jakaria Calderas

jakaria.calderas@gmail.com | (169) 937-7176 | Lincoln, NE

Summary


Experience


Lead Author at Nebraska Book Company, NEApr 2022 - Present

  • Wrote and published a book that sold 100,000 copies.
  • Wrote an article for a popular magazine that was read by 1 million people.
  • Helped to design and implement a new software system that increased productivity by 25%.
  • Led a team of 10 writers in creating content for a website with 50 million unique visitors per month.
  • Authored or co-authored 5 papers that were published in top academic journals.

Senior Author at Bison Books, NEAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Authored over 50 articles that have been published in various journals and magazines.
  • Wrote a best-selling book on the history of the American Revolution that has sold over 100,000 copies.
  • Helped to edit and revise a textbook on world history that is used in high schools across the country.
  • Was interviewed as an expert on the Civil War for a documentary film that was aired on PBS.
  • Gave lectures at major historical conferences around the United States.

Author at University of Nebraska Press, NESep 2012 - Jul 2019

  • Wrote and published a book that sold 100,000 copies.
  • Won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.
  • Wrote an article that was read by 1 million people.
  • Had a book made into a movie.
  • Sold the rights to my book to be made into a TV show.

Education


High School Diploma at Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NEAug 2007 - May 2012

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.

Skills


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Researching
  • Storytelling
  • Creativity
  • Imagination

Gioia Gonis

gioia.gonis@gmail.com | (609) 469-0145 | Oklahoma City, OK

Summary


Experience


Lead Author at Best Buy, OKJun 2022 - Present

  • Authored 50+ articles that were published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Led the development of 5 successful grants, totaling $1.5 million in funding.
  • Chaired 3 national conferences and served on 8 conference planning committees.
  • Reviewed 100+ manuscripts for publication consideration.
  • Served as a mentor to 10 junior colleagues.

Senior Author at Barnes & Noble, OKSep 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Wrote and published a book that sold 100,000 copies.
  • Wrote an article that was read by 1 million people.
  • Gave a talk that was attended by 500 people.
  • Won a writing award.
  • Taught a class of 30 students.

Author at Amazon, OKJul 2012 - Jul 2019

  • Wrote a book that became a New York Times Bestseller.
  • Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
  • Was awarded tenure at their university.
  • Had an article published in The Atlantic.
  • Gave a TED Talk.

Education


High School Diploma at Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OKAug 2007 - May 2012

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.

Skills


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Research
  • Storytelling
  • Creativity
  • Imagination

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