Nicole Lowary

Junior Agent at Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Writing and Editing
Previous
  1. Marianne Strong Literary Agency,
  2. Questex Media Group,
  3. University of South Florida
Education
  1. City University
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Background

Summary

Editorial Professional with Publishing, Newspaper and Online Experience skilled as:

A writer and editor
A broad content specialist
A distiller of information communicated in a distinct voice

Core Competencies:

Grasp of the Publishing Process
Excellent Writing and Editing Skills
Project Leadership
Book Marketing
Interviewing and Research
Rights and Permissions
Digital and Social Media Savvy
International Publishing Experience
Packaging Content

Specialties: books, content management, editing, journalism, reports, research, teaching, writing, HTML, Microsoft Office, online social media

Experience

Junior Agent

Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.
– Present (1 year 2 months)Greater New York City Area

Evaluate manuscripts, write book reports, research editor lists, construct pitch letters, as well as various other office tasks.

Literary Agent Assistant

Marianne Strong Literary Agency
(1 year 8 months)Greater New York City Area

Constructed Editor lists, communicated with authors and editors, and evaluated manuscripts.

Online Editorial Intern

Questex Media Group
(3 months)Greater New York City Area

Wrote news articles and deals for travelagentcentral.com, a complete web resource for travel agents worldwide. It is connected to Travel Agent Magazine, part of Questex Media Group.

Language Lesson Developer

University of South Florida
(9 months)

Developed lesson plans and activities for four different languages at the Center for the Study of International Languages and Cultures.
Structured and wrote the complete course package and oversee resource integration.
Created question modules for an activities-based learning process in partnership with the renowned Defense Language Institute.
Researched content topics and created teacher notes and guides.
Selected to train new course developers.

Freelance Writer

Various Organizations
(4 years)

Wrote articles on education and profiled teachers of the year for a Florida-based newspaper focused on learning.
Developed and regularly contribute to a lifestyle blog.
Contributed content to the official newsletter for the Big South National Qualifier, a major young women’s volleyball tournament and feeder for the Junior Olympics.

Editorial Assistant

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
(less than a year)

Worked directly with the Editorial Director in performing a wide variety of editorial duties for a specialty publisher of consumer health titles for adults and children.
Reviewed manuscripts and drafted summaries for senior editors and marketing staff.
Managed four book projects including liaising with authors and overseeing outside copyediting and proofreading resources.
Researched copyright issues and obtained permissions.
Consulted with marketing and production teams on visual strategy for cover and jacket design; wrote jacket copy.
Created a project archiving system for hundreds of backlist and current titles.

Writer and Reporter

Osprey Observer
(2 years)

Worked directly with the Executive Editor and owner of a West Central Florida community newspaper.
Wrote up to 10 articles monthly on subjects including education, business, and lifestyle.
Appointed as the lead reporter covering local education, from profiling student contributions to the community to regularly attending community board meetings.

Skills

  • Manuscript
  • Blogging
  • Editing
  • Research
  • Publishing
  • Proofreading
  • Editorial
  • Copy Editing
  • Journalism
  • Books
  • Literature
  • Magazines

Education

City University

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