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Abelar-Nizar Ajanovic

Abelar-Nizar Ajanovic

Editor
Tustin

Summary

Self-motivated editor and researcher with a passion for elevating and honing the voice of the writer, all while surpassing technical and stylistic expectations. Mastery in the areas of screenwriting and academic textbooks, as well as academic journal articles. Will successfully bring any project, manuscript, ad copy, or article to its technical and stylistic paragon in a timely and efficient manner.

Overview

5
5
years of post-secondary education
1
1
year of professional experience
3
3
Languages

Work History

Editor

Editzar LLC
2020-06 - Current

Developmental editing:

- Comprehensive notes and edits on screenplay by Screenwriter and Producer known for: Colors (1988), Lean on Me (1989), Crimson Tide (1995), The Four Feathers (2002), Call of Duty 2 (2005)

- Structural and comprehensive notes on book proposal by Professor of Music Education at Pacific University. The proposal garnered competing contracts from major publishers (Routledge and Roman and Littlefield)

- Structural and comprehensive notes on Book Manuscript by Professors at Eastman School of Music, University of Idaho, and Pacific University

Copy editor/writer:

- Ad Copy and investor pitches for KO Comedy, an online comedy platform headed by Conan writer Sammy Obeid

- Line editing for academic textbook manuscript

- Line by line editing for professional Screenwriter's screenplay before pitching to producers. Script was successfully sold

Proofreading:

- Polishing, and line editing, for journal articles for academic journals (APA style)

- Polishing book proposal

- Polishing, and line by line editing, for graduate Screenwriting and Directing student scripts for competition and festivals

English Instructor

Breakthrough Learning Center
2020-01 - 2020-05

Young writer development:

- Provided prompts and edited essays which were expected to meet undergraduate-level criteria daily. Duties included line by line editing, english instruction, fact-checking, and polishing

SAT Prep:

- Essay editing, reading-comprehension instruction, for high school students on their way to take the SAT. Students were all expected to have perfect scores on both the essay and reading sections

ESL student instruction:

- Taught ESL students the basics of English grammar, as well as how to gain confident reading comprehension in the English language

Homework help:

- Assisted students in completing their english assignments while elevating the standard of their work beyond the expectations of their academic level

Coverage Writer

All Trades Content
2019-07 - 2019-12

Script Coverage (evaluation editing):

- Provided comprehensive and extensive analysis on feature-length screenplays by professional screenwriters represented by the agency. Coverage criteria included an analysis of the content, an evaluation of the writing quality, as well as the commercial viability of the screenplay

Supplemental development:

- Comprehensive notes on scenes or sections which needed improvement in terms of writing quality, structural cohesion, or commercial viability

Education

Master of Arts - Screenwriting

Chapman University
2017-09 - 2019-06

Bachelor of Science - Anthropology And Sociology

Pacific University
2012-09 - 2016-06

Work Availability

monday
tuesday
wednesday
thursday
friday
saturday
sunday
morning
afternoon
evening
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Skills

    Video Editing

Editing articles

Policy drafting

Copy Editing

Color correction

Assigning articles

Story pitching

Story Line Research

Scripts

Mastery of English grammar

Event coverage

Meticulous speller

Editing stories

Writer voice understanding

Quote

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

Accomplishments

First Baby Ever on a UN Rescue Plane

2011 Oregon State Champion Debater

Annie Leibovitz Did My Parent's Wedding Photography

Languages

Bosnian

English

Serbo-Croatian

Interests

Film

Screenwriting

Photography

Timeline

Editor

Editzar LLC
2020-06 - Current

English Instructor

Breakthrough Learning Center
2020-01 - 2020-05

Coverage Writer

All Trades Content
2019-07 - 2019-12

Master of Arts - Screenwriting

Chapman University
2017-09 - 2019-06

Bachelor of Science - Anthropology And Sociology

Pacific University
2012-09 - 2016-06
Abelar-Nizar AjanovicEditor