Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England - MA Creative Writing
Novel writing track
Awarded: 2008 - Merit Honors
Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI - BA Professional Writing, minor in Communication
Senior thesis on poetry
Awarded: 2007 - Cum Laude
Interned for a top literary agent in NYC from 2009-2011, and I am now on staff for rights reversions. I will reveal agent name when I am no longer doing so. But I love to do it, so it may be a long wait.
A clean record on Preditors & Editors. (Top of the 'C' page) Note: some of the info there is a bit out of date.
INTERNATIONAL BACKGROUND - Having been educated in England and the US, I have a unique perspective on the global market. I will bring my experience to your project so it will have mass appeal, readability, and enjoyability.
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Cassandra is a freelance editor, lit agency staff, YA writer, and loves to play with her dog Mollie. She dreams of one day owning a small house near the water, preferably in England, with a shelf full of books she has written and has helped others to write. She can be found in Emmett, MI, camarshall.com for writing, editorcassandra.com for editing, and on twitter @OnlyCassandra
Cassandra gets to use her MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University in her day job as a freelance editor. This means that she can set her own hours and lay around the house in her pajamas all day (not really) and snuggle with her dog Mollie whenever she wants to (really). She's seriously addicted to that dog.
It took a year in the northeast of England to get that MA and even though she’ll be in student debt up to her eyeballs for the rest of her life, it was worth every penny. And before that she attended Rochester College where she earned a BA in Professional Writing.
While she specializes in YA editing, she does have some limited experience in adult, mostly romances, with both going on to sell to publishers and topping the bestseller charts. She offers critiques and both copy and developmental edits of all sizes, from queries and ten pages to full manuscripts, with straightforward, personalized, and competitive pricing. She believes in teaching the writer to be the best that they can be, not just changing without explanation. She also believes in the Oxford comma.
She dreams of one day owning a small house near the water with a shelf full of books she has written and has helped others to write.