Summary

Hi there! I'm Jillian. After two seasons as a researcher for ABC/Valleycrest Productions, I'm looking to branch out more into development/producing. I'm detail-oriented and great with people. Feel free to email or call with any inquiries. Thanks!

Credits

5/09 – Current

Freelance Writer/Editor – Jillian Karger Writing and Editing Services

Details
5/09 – Current

• Contributor to Cracked.com, TopTenz.net, and SkirtCollective.com • Wrote website and social media content for SuccessThang.com from May 2015 to April 2016 • Under the pseudonym Jillian Larkin, authored the second and third novels of THE FLAPPERS series about four young women in the 1920’s, packaged by the Inkhouse. Targeting the young adult market and published by Delacorte, INGENUE was released in August 2011, followed by DIVA in July 2012 • Read manuscripts for agent Ted Malawer at Upstart Crow Literary from May 2009 through June 2010. Tracked changes in each manuscript to correct grammatical errors and point out inconsistencies and wrote revision letters to each manuscript’s author, outlining suggestions for improvement

6/14 – 8/17

Researcher Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

ABC — Game Show (TV) — Valleycrest Productions Details
6/14 – 8/17

• Helped generate questions on a variety of subjects including science, history, and pop culture • Navigated publicists and alternative communication channels to interview high-profile primary sources • Prepared reports assessing the correct and incorrect answers to questions • Assisted writers with optimal wording of questions to minimize litigation risk

11/16 – 1/17

Temp HR Coordinator – Global Strategy Group

Details
11/16 – 1/17

• Scheduled interviews for candidates and meetings for senior staff • Planned and coordinated events like the office holiday party and charitable efforts • Researched and gathered information on new recruits • Performed administrative tasks like filing and making copies

3/14 – 3/14

Script Supervisor – Pearson Education

Details
3/14 – 3/14

• Assisted in the creation of educational films that would accompany history textbooks • Operated the teleprompter and adjusted the speed to the actors’ speaking pace • Edited the script during shooting as needed

6/09 – 5/13

Assistant Film Scout – Franklin and Siegal Associates

Details
6/09 – 5/13

• Assisted a literary scout in literary scouting for Universal Pictures (feature films) and AMC (TV) • Summarized manuscripts in reader's reports, detailing whether and how the work could be adapted for film or TV • Performed administrative tasks like database/log entry, filing, making copies, etc. • Took over supervisor’s responsibilities, enabling her to visit clients on the west coast and attend the London and Bologna Book Fairs

10/09 – 7/10

UK Survey Writer – Nielsen IAG

Details
10/09 – 7/10

• Wrote content-based surveys in British English for the company’s website about British television to test product engagement • Worked under quick deadlines to watch various shows and documentaries and come up with survey questions

1/09 – 6/09

Editorial Intern – Franklin and Siegal Associates

Details
1/09 – 6/09

• Read one or two manuscripts per week and wrote reader’s reports • Decided whether or not to recommend each manuscript for foreign publication • Performed administrative tasks: covering phones, scheduling/preparation for the London Book Fair, etc. • Spotted books early on which later became New York Times Bestsellers

9/08 – 12/08

Editorial Intern – The Hollywood Reporter

Details
9/08 – 12/08

• Transcribed interviews, conducted background research for articles, and made fact-checking calls • Covered entertainment industry events such as movie premieres and parties for the “About Town” page • Researched and contributed to the Reporter’s “Risky Business” blog

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Education

Class of '09

New York University

Bachelor of Arts in English, Summa cum Laude

Skills

  • Administrative
  • Interviewing
  • Proofreading
  • Research
  • Script Supervising
  • Transcription
  • Writing