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Location:
San Diego, CA, 92122
Posted:
August 17, 2012

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GAIL G. RICE

**** ******** *******, *** *****, CA 92122

***/***-**** • 619/992-8450 (mobile)

mfz4j4@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER SUMMARY

Professional editor with 25 years’ experience, primarily in developing content for scholarly encyclopedias. Excellent communicator; detail-oriented and efficient project manager with a reputation for producing materials of the highest quality and marketability. Advanced through a series of increasingly responsible positions within the divisions of a prominent academic publisher, beginning as entry-level journal production editor and moving to senior editor for major reference works.

SPECIALTIES

Developmental Editing; Publication Management; Reference Works

EXPERIENCE

OPEN BOOK EDITORIAL SERVICES, San Diego, CA 2004 to Present

Owner/Editor/Consultant

• Freelance content developer/project manager, specializing in scholarly publications for both print and online markets. Current and former clients include University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ), and Elsevier (Amsterdam, NL; San Diego, CA).

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, Berkeley, CA 2004 to 2011

Senior Editor, Science Publishing Group (freelance 2004–2006; employee 2007–2011)

• Played a key role in creating and managing Encyclopedias of the Natural World, a series of single-volume scholarly encyclopedias focusing on major topics in the natural sciences.

• Organized and developed content in consultation with academic editors; facilitated and managed the work of more than 800 outside authors.

• Brought manuscripts to final production stage, including text formatting, page makeup, image processing, research, editing, original writing, and communication with contributors and production staff.

• Prepared content for promotional materials and project-related websites.

ACADEMIC PRESS/ELSEVIER, San Diego, CA 1995 to 2004

Senior Editor, Major Reference Works

• Managed award-winning single- and multi-volume scientific reference works from inception to publication.

• Developed content in consultation with outside editors; recruited contributors; supervised the work of authors/ editors; performed photo research; interfaced with marketing/production staffs; maintained project databases.

HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY, San Diego, CA 1992 to 1994

Senior Editor, Trade Reference Books

• Edited manuscript submitted by outside authors and freelance writers; composed original manuscript for reference department projects; managed and updated project databases.

• Produced final page output, including specialized formatting: mathematical equations and figures, chemical formulas, accounting tables, grammar charts; proofread and copyedited print materials.

HARCOURT BRACE JOVANOVICH, INC., San Diego, CA 1988 to 1991

Associate Editor (1989–1991), Trade Reference Books

Assistant Editor (1988–1989), Trade Reference Books

• Prepared manuscripts for publication; edited for factual accuracy, literary quality, and style.

• Composed original manuscripts, including dictionary definitions and encyclopedia-type articles.

• Supervised 20+ freelance personnel: recruited and trained staff; delegated and monitored work; established priorities; evaluated performance.

• Interfaced with outside technical suppliers.

ACADEMIC PRESS, INC., San Diego, CA 1987 to 1988

Production Editor, Journal Division

• Coordinated publication of scientific journals from manuscript to bound volume.

EDUCATION

San Diego State University, CA; San Francisco State University, CA

Postgraduate coursework: English, speech and technical communication

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.A., English, with honors

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Undergraduate coursework: concentration in journalism

CREDENTIALS

California Single Subject Clear Teaching Credential

State of Michigan Secondary Provisional Teaching Certificate

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Society for Scholarly Publishing

San Diego Professional Editors’ Network (SD/PEN)

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Macintosh; Microsoft Office; Adobe Creative Suite; Quark Xpress;

Helix relational database; HTML coding

REFERENCE PROJECTS / AWARDS EARNED

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology (University of California Press, 2012)

Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions (University of California Press, 2011)

Assn. of Amer. Publishers Best Single Volume Reference/Science, Honorable Mention

Encyclopedia of Islands (University of California Press, 2009)

Assn. of Amer. Publishers Best Single Volume Reference/Science, Honorable Mention

CHOICE Reviews Outstanding Academic Title

Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (University of California Press, 2007)

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry (Elsevier, 2004)

Encyclopedia of Insects, 1st edition (Academic Press, 2003)

Assn. of American Publishers Best Single Volume Reference/Science

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, 1st edition (Academic Press, 2002)

Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 2nd edition (Academic Press, 2000)

CHOICE Reviews Outstanding Academic Title

Encyclopedia of Reproduction (Academic Press, 1999)

Doody’s Journal Best Health Science Books

Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (Academic Press, 1997)

Library Journal Best Reference Source

Encyclopedia of Cancer, 1st edition (Academic Press, 1997)

Library Journal Best Reference Source

History of Harcourt Brace & Company (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994)

Illustrated Children’s Bible (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993)

Dictionary of Science and Technology (Academic Press, 1992)

American Library Association Outstanding Reference

HBJ Student Thesaurus (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991)



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