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Diversity in Publishing: Resources and Opportunities for BIPOC Publishing Professionals

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

At this event, hosted and facilitated by a panel of experienced BIPOC publishing professionals, you will learn about resources for getting hired and advancing in the publishing industry as a BIPOC individual. Whether your goal is to hire more BIPOC publishing professionals, to get hired or advance in the field as a BIPOC individual, or you just want to learn more about the experiences of BIPOC professionals within the publishing industry, this event was created with you in mind.

The panel will be facilitated by Cynthia Williams, business and technical editing manager at Dragonfly Editorial. Panelists include Stephanie Williams, the director of Wayne State University Press; Lyric Dodson, a freelance nonfiction copy editor and proofreader specializing in spirituality and self-help books; and Kassel Pierre-Jean, an associate director of Editorial at Razorfish Health.

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To learn more, please read the speakers' bios below.

Panelists & Facilitator Bios:
Cynthia Williams, business and technical editing manager at Dragonfly Editorial, has nearly 20 years’ experience editing manuscripts and corporate communications on climate change, community capacity building, good governance, healthcare, and social science. She has worked as an in-house editor and a freelancer, and interviews editors of color at Outside-the-Book.com.

Lyric Dodson is a freelance nonfiction copy editor and proofreader specializing in spirituality and self-help books. She has been freelancing full-time for a little over 2 years and consistently works with 10+ publishing companies in addition to her personal clients.

Kassel Pierre-Jean is an associate director of Editorial at Razorfish Health, a healthcare advertising agency. She has worked in editing for more than 15 years, her career spanning journalism, advertising, and medical test development. She holds an ELS (Editor in the Life Sciences) certification and is a member of ACES (American Copy Editors Society). She lives just outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

Stephanie Williams is the director of Wayne State University Press. Williams began her publishing career as a promotions assistant at Pelican Publishing Company, followed by marketing management roles at the University Press of Florida, the University of Missouri Press, and the University Press of Kentucky. She is an Association of University Presses board member and serves on several of the organization’s committees, including the Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee; the Annual Meeting Program Committee; and the Intellectual Property and Copyright Committee.

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Date:
April 29
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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