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James Cui Résumé

Updated: Jun 20


Professional Summary

“The editor we all want and need.” Experienced academic and nonfiction editor with loyal clientele. Award-winning writer and educator.


Skills

·        Professional Line, Developmental, and Copy Editing

·        Editing Humanities & Social Sciences scholarship

·        Editing book proposals, research proposals, and grants

·        Editing for multilingual authors

·        Editing interdisciplinary & uniquely structured manuscripts

·   LGBTQIA+ inclusive editing

·   Chicago Manual of Style; AP: MLA; APA

·   Writing literary, film, & cultural criticism

·   Writing short- & long-form articles & blog posts

·   MS Office Suite & Adobe

Work History

Freelance Editor                                    06/2022 to Present

·   Providing developmental, line, and copy editing services, and manuscript coaching.

·   Working with academic authors, policy writers, journalists, creative nonfiction writers, and more.

·   Most recent clients include the UCLA Labor Center and authors publishing with Cambridge UP and NYU Press.

 

Line Editor, Developmental Editor, and Copy Editor                                           08/2022 to Present

Line Editing Team Lead                         03/2024 to Present

Flatpage Editing Agency and Publishing House

·   Providing line and developmental editing for clients on scholarly manuscripts in the humanities, book proposals, grants, opinion editorials, academic blogs, and more.

·   Providing copy editing and proofreading for academic and business & technology writing.

·   Writing blog posts on editing.

·   As Line Editing Team Lead, managing line editing project workflow; supervising line editors; maintaining quality control.

·   Developed a house style guide; edited business case studies.

 

Copy Editor and Line Editor; Subcontractor     11/2022 to Present

CSIE Education

·   Providing copy and line editing services and writing coaching for international clients on academic writing.

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor                   09/2023 to Present

Borough of Manhattan Community College—City University of New York

·   Teaching Intensive English Composition

·   Teaching Science Fiction through Prison-to-College Pipeline program


Previous Work History

Upper School English Teacher – Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ – 08/2018 to 06/2022

Upper School English Teacher – Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA – 08/2015 to 06/2018

Instructor of Record, Tutor – Bellevue Learning Center, Bellevue, WA – 09/2014 to 08/2015

Instructor of Record – Auburn Correctional Facility, Cornell Prison Education Program, Auburn, NY – 01/2014 to 05/2014

Instructor of Record & Teaching Assistant – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY – 06/2008 to 05/2014


Education

Cornell University – PhD in English with a graduate minor in LGBT Studies – 2014

·   University Prize for Dissertation Displaying Highest Excellence in English Prose

New York University – Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature, with honors – 2006


Professional Affiliations

·   Member – Editorial Freelancers Association


Awards & Recognition

·   Headmaster's Recognition Award – Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ (2020, 2019)

·   Blauvelt Professional Study Advancement Grant – Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ (2019)

·   Guilford Essay Prize for Dissertation Displaying Highest Excellence in English Prose – Cornell University (2014)

·   Daisy Yen Wu Scholarship and Liu Memorial Award – Cornell University (2013)

·   Martin Sampson Teaching Award – Cornell University (2012)


Community Service & Involvement

·   Faculty advisor for Student Diversity Leadership Committee – Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ – 2020 to 2021

·   Faculty advisor for Ampersand Poetry Club – Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ – 2018 to 2022

·   Served on Multicultural Curriculum Committee – Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ – 2018 to 2020

·   Served on Task Force on the Black Student Experience – Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ – 2018 to 2020

·   Coordinated exchange with French school and developed cross-over curriculum with visiting French AP English Literature teacher – Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA

·   Co-led five-day backpacking trip for Outdoor Education – Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA

·   Designed and taught Experiential Education course on Global Cinema – Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA

·   Led college admissions essay workshops – Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA

·   Faculty Co-Advisor – Gay Straight Alliance, Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA

·   Faculty Advisor – Women's Empowerment Club, Asian American Pacific Islander Affinity Group, Diversity and Cultures Club, and Cinema Club – Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA

·   Served on Diversity Committee – Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA

·   Assistant Coach for Dance Team – Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA


Other Interests

Trans community organizing, cinema, prison education, social movements, bouldering, dance, stand-up comedy.

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