Every aspiring author and brand has their own unique voice that is the magic, the essence, of the story created. My goal is to help improve the way you share your story to create measurable engagement and influence. Whether it be a riveting account of your past life or a complete re-branding of your online presence, let’s make sure they see the magic in your story. Be it a book or a brand, the heart of all great engagement starts with a story that moves. Let me help you tell yours.
Chelcee wears multiples hats in the publishing world. An editor and content strategist possessing over a decade of editorial and writing experience. She has served as an associate literary agent at Serendipity Literary Agency, a freelance book editor and an online content editor at Moguldom Media Group. Currently, she holds an editorial position at 37 Ink/Atria an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
At Simon & Schuster, Chelcee has worked with many award-winning, notable authors including Alice Walker, Governor Lucia McBath, 2018 National Book Award nominee Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and bestsellers Cleo Wade and JJ Smith among others. Her editorial prowess can be seen as the lead editor with New York Times bestselling author D. Watkins new title We Speak for Ourselves as well as the forthcoming The Black Auxiliary, while she also builds her own list of fiction and nonfiction titles.
In her time agenting, Chelcee created pitch-worthy book proposals, submission letters and edited projects for noteworthy clients including the National Book Award finalist Marilyn Nelson, International Journalist and playwright Esther Armah, and ABC TV writer Nika C. Beamon to name a few. Chelcee has held leading roles as the editorial and publicity liaison for many notable brands including Serendipity, Moguldom Media Group and Black Girl in Om where she serves as the Publication Editor. In these positions, she managed online content and was able to grow brand engagement across platforms.
She fully understands all angles of the publishing industry from editorial to publicity and offers consultation that will empower authors to grow universally. First, by creating the BEST manuscript possible, then by guiding them into the marketplace. With experience in book buying - previously working as the assistant manager for an Uptown New York bookstore - Chelcee is also keen to understanding what readers desire to see on shelves (or Ipads, Kindles and smartphones). She looks forward to truly working one-to-one with authors to help shape manuscripts to award-winning books, providing affordable editing and consultation.
When she is not focused on growing authors, one can find Chelcee writing herself, producing content for the likes of Ebony.com and MadameNoire.com among other digital magazines or working as a content strategist for small businesses.
Chelcee received her Master’s in Print and Digital media with an emphasis in book and digital publishing at New York University. At NYU she studied under senior editors and Vice President’s from Penguin Group, Simon & Schuster, Rodale Inc., HarperCollins Publishers and many other top publishing houses and media companies. Prior to her career in book publishing, Chelcee worked as a features reporter and managing editor for a weekly magazine in Michigan where she received her B.A. in Journalism.
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