CV - Georgia Traher

Georgia Traher

Email: georgia.traher@hotmail.com                                                                                             
D.O.B: 28/05/1991                                                                                                    
Full UK Driving Licence

Background
I am continuing my passion for literature with a professional and positive outlook by pursuing roles in in trade publishing, particularly literary fiction.  My experience of the publishing industry has proved that my skills and goals are tailored for editorial positions. A highly organised team player with a flair for detail.


Current: Chambers and Partners, Writer and Reasearcher
As a member of the busy Chambers Unpublished team, I extrapolate information and write detailed editorial reports. I also am heavily involved in daily editing of transcripts, using my copy editing skills to correct mistakes. Writing intricate analysis based on a clients feedback to clearly outline their position in the market is a core part of my day.

      

Experience
Movellas, Community Manager
      Fast paced and highly autonomous role, leading day to day operations at a YA online storytelling community in digital publishing. Launching writing competitions and negotiating with publishers on competition details and prizes. Writing press releases for the company projects, a teenager was recently published by Random House via Movellas. I selected the teen judge for the YA Book prize, in association with The Bookseller. I am judging Project Remix, a competition hosted by Movellas with The Book Trust and Malorie Blackman. Relationship building between publishers and third party companies is a key component for my role. I use my degree in creative writing daily to lead online writing workshops and build content for blogs.
Bloomsbury Plc, Children’s Editorial dept. Internship
            Honed manuscript proofreading skills, reporting directly to the title’s editors. Full manuscript reading and copy editing, including line editing. Sole decision maker for the initial contracts for Bloomsbury Spark submissions. Used Biblio daily, quickly becoming an expert user, and a point of contact to help more junior colleagues.
Bloomsbury Plc, Adult Marketing dept. Internship
I was invited back to the Marketing department to provide maternity cover after a period of work experience. As a trusted member of the team I took charge of larger projects on my own.  Editing copy on cover proofs. Creating a competition in association with Woman&Home for a luxury trip to promote Raffaella Barker’s new book, From A Distance. Building material for The Bookseller previews. The March 2014 sales conference involved a close relationship with several of Bloomsbury’s imprints and across several departments.
Profile Books and Serpent’s Tail. Internship
            Producing readers reports every week for Andrew Franklin and Hannah Westland, covering both non-fiction for Profile Books and fiction for Serpent’s Tail. Considerable experience in ideas research for non-fiction books. Contract comparison experience and writing permissions contracts.  General administration and organisation of the office.
Peters, Fraser & Dunlop. Books Internship.
            Researching possible book ideas and potential clients. Building information packs for Broadcasters and Speakers Department. Updating the PFD website with wordpress for the news page/blog.
The Bright Group International. Internship
            Structural edits of plots and story boards, advising on plot and writing feedback for the literary agents. Launching online campaigns to build a relationship with authors and artists.
Johnson and Alcock. Internship
            Full manuscript reading with a view to structural edits on both adult and middle grade fiction.  Holding meetings with agents about author manuscripts with discussion points and suggestions. 
           
·         Blog: book and film reviews, news from the publishing world and creative writing: storiesinbooks.blogspot.co.uk

Skills
Highly experienced with proofreading marks
Expert with in-house applications, particularly Biblio
Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office, basic Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat)
Attention to detail
Time Management
Highly organised
TEFL qualified to teach English as a foreign language
Conversational Turkish


Education
2005-2009 Hurstpierpoint College:
A Levels – Business Studies A, Biology B, English B
2010-2013 Bath Spa University: 2:1
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature and Creative Writing
Dissertation Subject: Opium and Literature in the Nineteenth Century – 2:1

Additional Experience
Freelance proofreading and editing
Student Librarian at Hurstpierpoint College.
Peer Mentor at Bath Spa University
Spoke on a Europas Tech Start-up Awards Panel in June 2014
Guest speaker at Bath Spa University 2014


Hobbies
Competitive Modern Jive dancer (Ceroc)
Horse riding
Extensive reading and blogging


References

Available on request

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