A results-driven publishing consultant.
My interest in publishing goes beyond my love of editing, my voracious reading habits, and my personal commitment to writing. I'm also passionate about building teams and workflows that work in both traditional publishing environments and emerging digital markets.
My extensive training and my graduate studies in publishing have helped me put together talented editing teams, create editorials policies that are both clear and easy to follow, and use leading technologies to develop efficient publishing workflows.
Whether you're embarking on a new project or you're an established publisher in search of a new direction, I can help you build a business that works from the bottom up so that you can focus on your product.
Associate Managing Editor, Market Realist
Developing and maintaining compliance policies and a corporate style sheet, hiring and managing a team of ten experienced editors, training over fifty writers, and formalizing cross-platform workflows using new apps and technologies for a finance news website that publishes over 4,000 articles each month.CONTACT ME FOR MY COMPLETE RÉSUMÉ
Co-Coordinator, Editors Hamilton-Halton
Building and writing an official website, creating and maintaining a blog, conducting a member survey, planning programming, and co-leading the executive team for a local chapter of Editors Canada, a national professional association.CONTACT ME FOR MY COMPLETE RÉSUMÉ
Interviews Editor, Canadian Women in the literary Arts
Developing and maintaining a style sheet, creating and implementing policies, optimizing workflows, and hiring and training editors for a national nonprofit.CONTACT ME FOR MY COMPLETE RÉSUMÉ
Other Freelance Consulting Projects
Offering consultation and management services to a range of companies and professionals in traditional and emerging publishing markets. Particular emphasis on building consistent, thorough, and efficient policies and guidelines and introducing leading technologies to improve workflows.CONTACT ME FOR MY COMPLETE RÉSUMÉ
Success starts with a thorough understanding of best practices and your niche market. From untangling copyright restrictions to choosing the appropriate style guide for your text, I can help you lay the foundation for a successful publishing business.
The best editorial teams are built not only on skill and experience but also on shared values and the right cultural fit. I can help you find the best talent in your budget and ensure that new team members understand your business and are personally committed to sharing in your success.
With clear and accessible policies, the right technological tools, and passionate teams of professionals, we can make sure your publication is on the right track. I'd be happy to apply my publishing expertise and management skills to your business or project.
"Savanna created and runs a well-oiled machine. Her ability to implement a rules-based style sheet with clear examples allows members with varying writing and analytical abilities to work cohesively from initial thought to writing, and finally to publishing."
Adam Perlaky, Market Realist