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Laura Fischer | Elance
 
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Laura Fischer

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Overview

I am an excellent communicator and organizer. My background is diverse in the realm of college textbook publishing. Through my several years of experience, I have acquired skills that transfer to other industries.
I have worked as a publishing consultant for a variety of major publishing companies. I have managed projects in a range of disciplines, providing editorial and marketing analysis, sales support, market research, and writing surveys.
Prior to my consulting work, I was a field sales representative before being promoted to an...

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I am a hard worker and fast learner with great attention to detail. I have been described as fastidious.

Services I can provide: data entry, web research, sales support, project management. I am excellent with computers, and continually work to learn new skills and applications.



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Employment

Pearson North America
Interim Acquisitions Editor for Sociology
2012 - 2012
Acted as the acquisitions editor, managing authors' schedules and consulting authors on projects. I was the liaison and direct support for authors, in the absence of a full-time editor.
Pearson Education
Consultant for Acquisitions Editor
2011 - 2011
-Managed review process for revisions of four management textbooks -Provided marketing support for new Principles of Management book
Pearson Education
Temporary Acquisitions Editor for Business
2010 - 2011
-Managed review process for revisions of four marketing textbooks -Worked with authors on revisions
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Consultant for Accounting Developmental Editor
2009 - 2009
Wrote detailed review synopsis for 40 reviews of 12 individual chapters in Accounting textbook
Pearson Education
Acquisitions Editor
1999 - 2004
Acquisitions Editor for Mechanical and Civil Engineering, promoted to Senior Editor in 2002. Signed authors to write books, managed publishing list. Signed highly competitive Mechatronics...
Pearson Education
Textbook Sales Representative in Austin, TX
1994 - 1999
Called on professors at the large Texas universities, University of Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor University. Top Performer-1996 and 1998. Helped sign authors.

Education

University of Florida
Bachelor
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