Maureen Clarke

Acquisitions & Development Responsibilities:

For 12 to 24 titles a year, hire and coach writers; negotiate contracts; write proposals and outlines for first editions; write revision specs for updates; edit manuscripts in adherence to production codes; write/revise copy as needed; select photos, write captions, and collaborate with layout; traffic copy editor and proofreader queries to writers; collaborate with production department; review page proofs.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Mentor and supervise four editors in the U.S. and U.K.; travel to London and Chichester, England, to meet with direct reports and serve as point person to coordinate efforts with Frommer’s overseas partners; write annual performance reviews for direct reports.

Other Responsibilities:

Participate in strategic development meetings and cover selection meetings with upper management; write for frommers.com; prepare marketing and cover copy.