Book Editor

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Lynnea Legrande | (913) 132-0630 | Raleigh, NC


Over 5 years of experience as a Book Editor, I have gained an extensive knowledge of the publishing process, from manuscript development to post-publication. In my previous role as Senior Book Editor at XYZ Publishing, I was responsible for acquiring and developing new titles, as well as overseeing the editorial team. I have a proven track record in commissioning successful books and working with authors to bring their vision to life. My skills include project management, copyediting, line editing, proofreading, and writing developmental comments. I am also proficient in using Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress for page layout design.


Book Editor at Algonquin Books, NCMar 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and finalized book contracts with authors.
  • Managed schedules for assigned books, ensuring timely delivery of materials to meet deadlines.
  • Edited manuscripts for content, grammar, style, and consistency according to company guidelines.
  • Coordinated feedback from internal team members (e.g., copy editor, proofreader) during editing process.
  • Wrote back cover copy and catalog descriptions for assigned titles as needed.
  • Monitored industry trends in order to make recommendations on future acquisitions.

Assistant Book Editor at Workman Publishing Company, NCJul 2017 - Jan 2022

  • Led the editing team of 4 book editors and 2 assistant book editors in completing a 400-page novel within 3 months.
  • Reduced costs by 15% through effective management of editorial budget.
  • Increased efficiency by 30% through process improvements in the editorial workflow.
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  • Led the editing team of 4 book editors and 2 assistant book editors in completing a 400-page novel within 3 months - on time and under budget.


Bachelor of Arts in English at Duke University, NCAug 2012 - May 2017

I have learned how to read and analyze texts, write persuasively, and conduct research.


  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Writing
  • Researching
  • Project Management
  • Communication Skills

Elvera Bresser | (122) 132-9230 | Rogers, AR


I am a book editor with over 5 years experience. I have worked with many different authors and publishers, and have edited both fiction and non-fiction books. I have a keen eye for detail and a passion for editing, which has led to me becoming an extremely successful book editor. I am able to work well under pressure and always meet deadlines. My clients are always happy with the final product.


Book Editor at WordWise Editing, ARJun 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 4 book editors and 2 assistant book editors in the publishing of 60 new titles per year.
  • Successfully edited an average of 10 books per month for content, grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
  • Worked with authors to ensure their vision for the book was met while also making suggestions for improvement.
  • Created editorial calendars for upcoming publications 6 months in advance.
  • Oversaw all stages of production for each title from manuscript through to final print copy.
  • Managed inventory levels to ensure that sufficient quantities were available to meet customer demand.

Assistant Book Editor at Editing by Janice, ARJul 2017 - May 2022

  • Cut costs by 15% through effective negotiations with vendors.
  • Increased efficiency by streamlining the editorial process.
  • Published 50+ titles per year.
  • Managed a team of 5 editors.
  • Negotiated contracts with authors and agents.


Bachelor of Arts in English at University of ArkansasSep 2013 - May 2017

I have learned how to read and analyze literature, how to write in different genres, and how to conduct research.


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Researching
  • Project Management
  • Book Design and Layout • Publishing Industry Knowledge