Author Archive | Kelly

A Day in the Life of a Contracts Manager

Real talk: I didn’t start my career with the intention of working in contract management. And yet, here I am. I was an assistant at a literary agency when I first learned how to read a publishing contract. Part of my job was vetting signing copies when they came in from the publisher. I would pull out the draft negotiations, lay them alongside the signing copies, and then go through line by line to make […]


Remembering How to Write

Hi, my name is Kelly. I don’t write anymore. I was asked to contribute to Pub Crawl almost entirely on the depth of my industry experience. And don’t worry, most of the posts I have planned will be about the publication process. I’ve worn many hats throughout my career since starting out in 2005 typing out reader reports for a Foreign scouting agency in a pay-by-the-minute internet café in Times Square. In the ten years […]