Cynthia Sherry has been with Chicago Review Press since 1989. She has held financial management as well as executive editorial positions at Independent Publishers Group and Chicago Review Press. As publisher she acquires books, oversees the editorial and book production of about 60 titles a year under five imprints, including Lawrence Hill Books, Ball Publishing, Zephyr Press, and Academy Chicago, and manage an editorial, production, and publicity staff of 14.
Allison Felus has worked at Chicago Review Press since 2002 and became Managing Editor in 2007. She oversees all aspects of book production, from schedules to budgets to design to layout to printing and shipping.
Michelle Williams has been with Chicago Review Press since 2006. She has been working in publishing for eleven years, and enjoys working on CRP’s widely varied list for the range of topics she gets to learn about.
Devon Freeny began working for Chicago Review Press as a freelance copyeditor in 2006 and joined the company full-time as an editor later that year. In his thirteen years in publishing, he has been involved in all aspects of the production process, from acquisitions to developmental editing to layout and design. He graduated with honors in English language and literature from the University of Chicago.
Ellen Hornor earned a bachelor’s degree in English with emphasis on film and women’s studies from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While completing her studies, she spent almost two years as a proofreading intern for Dalkey Archive Press. She began working at Chicago Review Press in 2012 as a dedicated editorial and marketing intern. Later that year, she joined the team full-time as editorial assistant, and in 2015 she was promoted to project editor.
Lindsey Schauer joined Chicago Review Press in 2015. She has been in book publishing both as an in-house and a freelance editor for over six years and has worked on everything from academic monographs to trade fiction. Lindsey is a graduate of Western Michigan University and has a master’s in publishing from the George Washington University.
Jonathan Hahn is the in-house designer at Chicago Review Press. Along with designing many covers and interiors, he also directs a stable of freelance designers on additional projects. Some of his most recent work includes the covers for Hendrix on Hendrix, The Audacity of Hops, The Hemingway Cookbook, Occupants, Dirty South, The Upset, and the MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction series. He also designs all of the ads and marketing materials for Chicago Review Press.
Mary Kravenas joined Chicago Review Press in 2007. She works closely with authors on the marketing of their books, which includes advertising, online presence, and author events. She also maintains the social networking accounts for Chicago Review Press and attends industry and consumer shows. She was previously employed at McDougal Littell and Sourcebooks.
Emily joined Chicago Review Press as a dedicated marketing intern during summer 2015 and joined the team as a marketing and editorial assistant later that year. Previously, she has been a sales intern at Sourcebooks and a publicity intern with Trafalgar Square Press. She has a BA in english and comparative literary studies with an emphasis in creative writing from Occidental College.
Caitlin became the Publicity Manager for Chicago Review Press in 2013 and prior to that worked for two years as a publicist for CRP’s distributor, IPG. She sets the strategy for CRP’s publicity campaigns and handles several major campaigns each season. Before joining IPG, Caitlin worked in publicity at Penguin Group USA in New York City. A graduate of the University of Richmond and the Publishing Institute at New York University, Caitlin is also currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.
Meaghan joined IPG in 2009 as a publicity associate. She previously worked for Pearson Custom Publishing as a proofreader and as a children’s bookseller for chains and indies. As a CRP publicist, Meaghan focuses on current affairs, music, and entertainment titles. Meaghan graduated from Loyola University and received her master’s in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College.
Geoff joined Chicago Review Press in 2015. Previously, he worked as an editor for American Builders Quarterly magazine and as a freelance writer and editor for Graze, RedEye, Sync, and other publications. He has a BA in cinema and comparative literature from the University of Iowa and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri.