Digital Production and Content Management
I serve as the digital manager for Ooligan Press, where I manage frontlist and backlist ebook projects, along with maintaining the press and publishing program websites. I also work as a graduate assistant, helping promote the program through media campaigns, alumni outreach, and Transmit Culture, a quarterly panel on relevant, ongoing topics within the world of publishing.
Prior to my time at Ooligan Press, I spent several years working as a copywriter and editor while also learning basic photography, graphic design, and web design skills. I continue to offer freelance services in addition to my work at Ooligan Press and Beyond Words Books, where I am the assistant to the publishers.
As the digital manager for Ooligan Press, my job is to manage two existing websites and supervise the transfer of another. Web projects employ a breadth of practical and personal skills, including project management, technological adeptness, patience, and resourcefulness. These projects have enriched my understanding of HTML, CSS, and PHP coding languages, improved my problem solving skills, and increased my stamina to see complex projects through to fruition.
Despite reports that digital books have leveled off in popularity, there is still a dedicated audience of readers who keep the demand for ebooks alive. It has been my responsibility to create and oversee the creation of EPUB and MOBI files for each Ooligan Press book during the 2016–2017 academic year. Additionally, I had the opportunity to perform two PDF to EPUB conversions for the PDXOpen project, which provides free downloadable textbooks for scholars worldwide. I am proficient with Adobe Creative Suite due to my experience in creating digital publications.
Compelling use of language and narrative remains the core objective of digital content. My story-driven experience writing web and print copy for businesses, blogs, videos, and social media posts functions to seize the reader’s attention for greater messaging impact. Every book and every brand has a story, and it’s my goal to tell that in the most gripping way possible.