Laura Waters


Education
    New York University
    August, 2012 - May, 2016
    degree
    Bachelor's
    majors
    Anthropology
    French
    minor
    Creative Writing
    coursework
    Human Society and Culture
    Advanced French Conversation
    Contemporary French Novel
    Master Class in Fiction
    Master Class in Creative Nonfiction
    Data Structures
    Computer Systems Organization
Work Experience
    McIntosh and Otis
    Literary Agency Intern
    October, 2014 - December, 2014
    company
    McIntosh and Otis
    title
    Literary Agency Intern
    overview
    • Digitized files from the physical archives • Evaluated and responded to more than a hundred queries sent in by prospective clients • Wrote analytical reader’s reports of manuscripts that were being seriously considered for representation, which included a study of the work and my own judgment as to its marketability • Facilitated several large transactions by navigating nearly 90 years of archived files for contract research • Altered and drafted contracts from boiler plates under the direction of McIntosh and Otis’ Director of Subsidiary Rights • Constructed spreadsheets to display and organize researched data to be easily read and understood
    Ross Stores
    Sales Associate
    June, 2014 - August, 2014
    The Center for Fiction
    Front Desk Intern
    February, 2014 - May, 2014
Skills
Languages
EnglishFrench
Skills
microsoft office softwareproficient in excelproficient in french writing; reading; speaking; and oral comprehensionprogramming in python; java and cword
Leadership
    Squash
Hobbies
Acoustic Guitar And Singing
Life Drawing
Reading
Running
Writing Fiction And Nonfiction