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Blake Hoena | Elance
 
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Blake Hoena

Independent Writer, Editor, and Book Developer
   United States
  |   Saint Paul, MN
  |  12:26 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

Independent editor and author, I specialize in children's books, both fiction and nonfiction. I've written more than 50 books, from picture books, about the ABCs and visiting to a fire station, to middle-grade chapter books, about sports and super heroes, and I even created my own graphic novel series. Some of my titles have been licensed through DC Comics, Sports Illustrated, and Tony Hawk as well as reviewed in Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.

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Portfolio

Chapter book licensed through DC Comics
A chapter book licensed through DC Comics
Chapter book licensed through DC Comics
"Action packed from start to finish. . . . One of my favorites in the series.”...
Chapter book licensed through DC Comics
Chapter book licensed through DC Comics
"A series of sports related fictional comic stories for elementary and middle...
"A series of sports related fictional comic stories for elementary and middle...
"A series of sports related fictional comic stories for elementary and middle...
"A series of sports related fictional comic stories for elementary and middle...
"This book is a stimulating read for the preschool and kindergarten set and would...
“Whether you are a dog-lover or not, you will love this simple alphabet book full of...
“With pretty pictures, careful selection, and a lot of creativity, B.A. Hoena’s Weather...
Writing samples from my ABC books.
"A great adventure for young campers, or anyone who wants to learn the right ways...
"A great adventure for young campers, or anyone who wants to learn the right ways...
"With digital tablets, cameras, and cell phones in hand, these characters will...
A graphic novel from my Eek and Ack series
A graphic novel from my Eek and Ack series
“Bold and captivating, and the gross humor will surely bring in even the most reluctant...
“There’s an underpants scene, vomit, a washing machine space ship, and two goofy...
"ideal for attracting and holding the interest of [young] readers.” — Children’s...
“Blake Hoena’s retelling brings a smile to my face. His Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a...

Skills (4)

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Employment

Adventure Publications
Production Manager
2011 - 2013
Oversaw a creative staff of designers and editors, and managed the production, from initial concepting to contracting authors, layout, creating marketing materials, and sending files off to print,...
Capstone
Production Manager
2008 - 2011
Oversaw print-vendor relations for all of Capstone’s imprints as well as managed special projects through developing book layouts, establishing print specs, writing back cover and marketing copy,...
Stone Arch Books
Production Manager
2005 - 2008
Played a crucial role in a start-up publishing company by developing books specs, planning title lists, writing marketing copy, and establishing relations with print vendors. Also assisted with...
Capstone Press
Associate Managing Editor
1998 - 2005
Supervised two of Capstone Press’s most challenging and successful product lines: A+ Books (concept books) and Graphic Library (graphic novels). Acquired manuscripts and managed author assignments,...
Blue Skunk Companion
Business Manager
1997 - 2002
Wrote grants, arranged for layout and printing of The Blue Skunk Companion, a literary journal, developed and maintained website and online discussion board, and set up public evens, such as poetry...

Education

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing
1997 - 2001
Univeristy of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Writing
1985 - 1991

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