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Kari Cooper | Elance
 
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Kari Cooper

Creative Writing With Accuracy and Precision
   United States
  |   New York, NY
  |  8:46 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

As a Literary Scout in New York City, I work with all major US publishers and agencies and have an excellent grasp of what the industry is looking for. Scouting is exactly what it sounds like: I hunt for talent in publishing. Before scouting, I worked my way from niche publishing houses all the way to Warner Bros., so I've edited a wide variety of material. While my passion is fiction (novels and scripts welcome), I also have a love of science and a proven track record with non-fiction.

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Jun 19, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

This is the first chapter of a YA Fantasy novel titled FORTE. This is a work in...
This is the first chapter of a grounded YA novel titled YOU ARE LEE KNOX. While it is a...
Currently this Children's Picture Book is on submission by my agent to New York...
This is the first chapter in a YA Sci-Fi titled MANIA. While it is a work in progress,...

Skills (10)

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English
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Service Description

Accuracy and precision are the two mainstays of my work. Scientifically speaking, accuracy measures the correctness of a result, while precision measures how reproducible said result is. Good writers, like good scientists, adhere to these principles in their grammatical correctness and repeated quality. Recommendations from previous clients are a testament to my ability to deliver such prose.

Forgive me for the tech talk, but I originally studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Much of my previous freelance work was done for The Research Masters, a book packaging company dedicated to textbook production, where I worked as a writer and developmental editor.

My non-freelance half is more dedicated to the creative side of writing. I recently worked for a production company on the Warner Bros. lot with a focus on thrillers, mysteries, sci-fi and fantasy epics, and small-but-tight indie films. I am agented by the Jean V. Naggar Agency; they are currently shopping my children's picture book to major New York publishers. Currently, I work for a literary scout in NYC with a focus on children's and YA novels and film.

Other relevant pursuits include:
-Certified TEFL teacher
-Former MFA student at Seton Hill University
-Member of Pennwriters
-Member of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society
-Top reviewer on the Online Writing Workshop for Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror
-Student teacher at the Young Writer's Institute at the University of Pittsburgh

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Employment

The Research Masters
Developmental Editor
2010 - Present
Performed developmental edits, copy editing, and writing on textbooks for K-12 subjects and college-level science subjects.
Langley Park Pictures
Executive Assistant
2012 - 2013
Like an assistant editor at a publishing house, I directly aided in the daily tasks of our VP of Production. Duties included scouting manuscripts and scripts for film, evaluating and tracking...
Maria Campbell Associates
Literary Scout Intern
2011 - 2012
Evaluated manuscripts for foreign markets and film, developed relationships with editors and agents, and wrote reader's reports.
College Prowler
Associate Editor
2010 - 2011
Promoted from a previous internship (1/10 -7/10) to associate editor covering community college guidebooks, online content, blogs, and marketing material.
University of Pittsburgh
Biomedical Researcher
2006 - 2008
Performed research on breast cancer metastasis (5/06 - 8/06), dialysis (8/06 - 5/07), and artificial lymph node generation (8/07 - 1/08).

Education

New York University
Graduate Publishing Certificate
2011 - 2011
Seton Hill University
MFA in Popular Fiction Writing
2010 - 2011
University of Pittsburgh
Minor in Chemistry
2004 - 2008
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering
2004 - 2008
Semester at Sea
Study Abroad - Central and South America
2007 - 2007

Keywords

Editing
Copywriting
Proofreading
Creative Writing
Technical Writing
Academic Writing
Fiction
Non-Fiction
Children's Writing
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