Julie Ricks McClintic

Summary of Qualifications

  • Over ten years of writing, editing, and production experience with significant work in various forms of editing (CMS, MLA, APA), project management, grant writing, ghostwriting, public relations, cover design, marketing and advertising.

  • Strong technical command of the English language; familiarity with virtually all writing styles; serious commitment to excellence in print and online media. Well versed in copyediting, development editing, transcription/editing and proofreading.

  • Roles included supervisory, project management, manage author relationships, sales, and customer contact responsibilities.

Computer Skills

• Microsoft Office • MailChimp • Newsletters • CreateSpace POD • Photoshop • Blogger • Wordpress •     TypePad • Social Media tools/ Facebook, Twitter, et al • E-publishing / Indie / Self-publishing • Sales/Marketing


M.A., English / Creative Writing  

With Distinction ~ May 2018

California State University, Chico

  • GPA 3.94

  • TA, English 220, Beginning Creative Writing

  • Winner, 2nd place, Non-fiction for “Mary”, Chico State Creative Writing Prize

  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles, CA (March 30 – April 2, 2016); and Washington, DC (February 12 – 16, 2017)

  • Department of Humanities and Fine Arts Student  Conference for Research and Creative Arts, presenter, creative writing, (Spring, 2016, 2017, and 2018)

  • English Graduate Student Council Fall Symposium, presenter (Fall  2016)

  • Carol Burr Student Research Scholarship, recipient (Spring 2016, Spring 2017)

  • Department of Graduate Studies, recipient, research and travel scholarship (Spring 2017)

  • English Graduate Student Council, Treasurer (2016/17)

  • Literary Charade – Off campus peer writing workshop

B.A., English & Certificate, Editing & Publishing

May 2008

California State University, Chico

  • GPA: 3.46

  • Dean’s Honor Roll

  • Sigma Tau Delta--the English Honor Society

  • Literary Editing Club

  • Certificate required 25 additional units


Professional Experience

Editorial & Writing Consultant                                                                    

J.Ricks Consulting – California (internet based)

  • Editorial services and project management for  both fiction and non-fiction books including ghostwriting; conversion to e-format; editorial services for white papers, newsletters, Web presence, and other social media communications

  • Editorial content manager, monthly newsletter for ACureinSight.org

  • Grant writing for non-profit organizations

  • Audio transcription and editing services for a variety of industries

  • Managing Editor / Project Manager with Lucky Bat Books  (2011-2015)

Crew Leader

U.S. Census Bureau – Marina, CA

  • Train enumerators in a classroom environment on best practices in the field

  • Assist Field Operations Supervisor with training, observation, paperwork, and supply procurement

  • Quality Control for completed field assignments

  • Completed operation four weeks ahead of schedule

  • Fingerprints on file with FBI

  • Additional intermittent work for various operations throughout 2009 / 2010 in multiple capacities

Assistant Editor / Intern

NarrativeMagazine.com/Story Quarterly

  • Evaluated and made recommendations to senior editors regarding short fiction submissions for literary competitions (fiction and non-fiction)

  • Established relationships and corresponded with authors


Production Assistant

Watershed Literary Magazine – Chico, CA

  • Assisted faculty and students with production of Watershed Review CSU, Chico’s student-edited literary magazine including press releases to local radio,  television, newspaper, and on-campus e-mails

  • Scheduled and supervised class visits with design students, sales, marketing, submissions tracking, correspondence with authors, and on-campus sales



Editorial Staff Member                       

Flume Press – Chico CA

  • Assessed submissions of poetry manuscripts from single authors for annual chapbook competition

  • Assisted in all development phases of chapbook: copyediting, layout, design, cover art, marketing /sales



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