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María

Publishing

Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) Message María

About María and job interest

I am a proactive young woman with a very creative character. My open-minded, positive and naturally curious personality pushes me to work incessantly towards my goals and follow my passions. My perseverance and thinking-out-of-the-box mindset makes me an excellent problem solver and a valuable and flexible team member. I am fascinated by books and the publishing industry that surround them. Multilingual - Spanish, English, Italian, French, Portuguese.

Career Status Junior or Entry level
Desired Role Publishing
Search status Actively searching
Sector of Interest Marketing / Advertising / Social Media, Public Relations (PR) & Communications, Telecommunications
Job period Part-time/Full-time
Remote job? Yes
Why Should We Hire You?

I have experience in diverse working environments, which has provided me with a wide set of skills, such as: -Excellent organisational skills. I am on top of my agenda, making sure I adjust to the deadlines and that key tasks are prioritised and dealt with in the most efficient way possible. -Excellent communication skills. I communicate in a clear and direct way via a range of tools - phone, email, face-to-face, chat - for both asking and delivering information, ensuring that the message expresses the right tone and voice depending on the situation and the recipient. -Exceptional teamwork skills. In the past, I have been praised for my positive approach, my innate guiding disposition, my respectful and constructive feedback and my ability to empathise with other members of the team, coming across as a go-to and trustworthy colleague. -Fluent in 4 languages. Languages are one of my passions and I try to keep learning in my spare time. Currently, I am fluent in Spanish, English, Italian and French, and I am improving my basic Portuguese. Because learning languages means understanding other cultures too, it has helped me bring down mental barriers and misconceptions and replace them with positive interest, respect and curiosity. -Resilient and perseverant. Having faced difficult obstacles in life has strengthened my determination to persevere after any failure. I see mistakes as learning opportunities and necessary steps in order to grow and improve myself at both professional and personal levels.

Education

10/2020 - 12/2021

 United Kingdom (UK)

Publishing

Master's Degree

University of the Arts London

During my MA in Publishing, I have acquired and strengthened key skills related to all fields of the publishing industry, such as: -History of publishing. -Production and value chains. -Marketing and advertising strategies. -Editorial. -Product management and development. -Book proposals and reports. -Market analysis. -Research. -Rights. -Digital and traditional publishing tools.

09/2012 - 07/2017

 Spain

Education and Languages

Bachelor Degree (Undergraduate)

University of Castilla La Mancha

Early Childhood Education Teacher: Specialised in English Teaching as a Foreign Language (QTS)

Professional Experience

digital-ocean

02/2021 - 04/2021

Editor, Writer and Project Manager Assistant
 United Kingdom (UK)

Public Relations (PR) & Communications

Description

Task/Duties/Responsibilities
Quantified Achievements
  • Content curation
  • Curating written content from a contributors’ open call to fit the tone an image of the publication
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Proofreading and editing the written content to be included in the publication.
  • Problem solving and readjusting deadlines
  • Solving unexpected issues and successfully getting back on track with minimal negative impact on the schedule.
  • Ongoing communication
  • Liaising and working with other departments for deciding on elements such as the content structure and details of the design. Communicating editorial decisions to contributors, regarding the acceptance and or rejection of their submissions.
  • Establishing timelines and milestones
  • Creating the timeline and milestones for project and time management using organisational software (ClickUp).
digital-ocean

02/2021 - 12/2023

Fiction Reader
 United States of America (USA)

Public Relations (PR) & Communications

Description

I volunteer as a reader in the fiction publishing department. I proofread written submissions and provide critical and objective feedback to the editorial team, outlining the reasons why I believe the work should be considered for future publications or dismissed. • Proofreading submitted manuscripts • Curating possible content to publish • Providing feedback that supports further content curation decisions

Language pro-efficiency

Language Speaking Writing/Reading Certificate
English (Default)
  • Proficient
  • Fluent

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Spanish
  • Native
  • Native

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Italian
  • Proficient
  • Fluent

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French
  • Independent
  • Intermediate

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Portuguese
  • Basic
  • Basic

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