cathy s. jewell


Freelance project manager


  • manage publishing projects from manuscript to bound books/e-books, including scheduling and budgets, hiring and supervision of outside vendors and freelancers, and collaboration with authors and in-house staff
  • review manuscript/proofs at each stage of production to ensure project/house style and quality
  • coordinate artwork permissions and cataloging-in-publication data

Freelance writer/editor/proofreader


  • write fiction and nonfiction, including children’s fiction and nonfiction, trade nonfiction, text supplements, promotional materials, and alt-text for e-book projects
  • edit and proofread fiction and nonfiction for clients including Alpha Books, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Harcourt, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Peterson’s, Princeton Review, Routledge, Saunders/Elsevier, Triumph Learning/Haights Cross

Managing Editor

Etruscan Press

Silver Spring, MD/Wilkes Barre, PA

April 2002–June 2004

  • manage daily operations of small not-for-profit press, including financial planning/budgets, and payroll; create book estimates and profit and loss statements
  • supervise production of works of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, from manuscript to bound books (4–8 titles per year)
  • write/edit publicity materials for all titles, including catalog and flap copy, Web site copy, and advertisements; oversight of design, production, and mailing of seasonal catalogs
  • hire and supervise editorial freelancers and production vendors

Publications Coordinator

Maryland Institute College of Art, Department of Continuing Studies

Baltimore, Maryland

August 2000–October 2001

  • write catalog copy and course descriptions for continuing education division of fine arts college
  • copy edit and proofread all course catalog and other promotional materials for continuing education courses

Production Supervisor

Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing

New York, NY

June 1997–July 1999

  • production of medical texts from manuscript to bound books
  • supervise 4 division editors, hire freelancer

Books Editor/Copy Editor

City Paper

Baltimore, MD

January–August 1994

  • write book reviews and assign and edit book review section for free weekly newspaper
  • copy edit all newspaper copy weekly

Managing Editor

Ecco Press

New York, NY

January 1990–January 1993

  • oversight of design and production of 25–35 literary titles each year from manuscript to bound books, including hiring and supervision of freelancers and several support staff members
  • budget and schedule all titles, create flap and promotional copy, and manage design and production of catalogs and other promotional materials. Supervise permissions department, liaison with manufacturers and other vendors

Production Editor

Clark Boardman Company

New York, NY

June 1989–December 1989

  • produce texts and loose-leaf updates for texts produced by legal publisher


University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

MA, Latin American Studies, 2002

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

BA, History (honors) and English, 1989


Proficiency with PC and MacIntosh platforms, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with XML document coding and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

References available on request