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Arvyn Cerézo

A Poetic Journey

Vessel
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Sci-Fi Audiobook Review: Vessel

Lisa Flanagan and George Newbern’s dual narration underwhelms listeners in this sci-fi thriller. After a disastrous six-year space mission, Catherine Wells makes it back to

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Who Am I?

¡Hola! I’m Arvyn Cerézo. I’m a Manila-based freelance writer/journalist specializing in arts, culture, and technology.

I write for Publishers Weekly, AudioFile Magazine, and Book Riot. I also love learning languages. I have an English degree, and I’m currently working on my Spanish level C1.

You can find me at @ArvynCerezo on Twitter.

What I’ve Done so Far

Book Riot is the largest independent editorial book site in North America, and home to a host of media, from podcasts to newsletters to original content, all designed around diverse readers and across all genres. As a Contributing Writer, I write about books and publishing.

Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business. It is targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors, and the media. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 9,000 per year. As a Book Reviewer, I critique Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror books. Some responsibilities also include interviewing authors and writing profiles.

AudioFile Magazine is a print and online magazine whose mission is to review unabridged and abridged audiobooks, original audio programs, commentary, and dramatizations in the spoken-word format. The focus of reviews is the audio presentation, not the critique of the written material. As a Book Reviewer, I critique audiobooks focusing on literary fiction, classics, poetry, and young adult.

Anvil Publishing, Inc., the publishing arm of National Book Store, is an eleven-time Publisher of the Year awardee as cited by the Manila Critics Circle. During my stay at Anvil, I produced e-books and distributed them to all major retailers such as Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play, etc., boosting overall e-book sales by 55% in 2017. In 2018, I produced Anvil’s first audiobook (Dear Universe by Pierra Calasanz-Labrador and narrated by Joyce Pring), the first in the Philippines, that increased the company’s press coverage and improved its market recognition.

Avalon English is the leading after-school education company teaching English language communication skills to primary and secondary school students in South Korea. At Avalon, I proofread submitted essays of the students of Avalon English and provided corrections and feedback to the essays submitted.

Other Experiences or Activities

The AS Reverber is the official student publication of Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation—College of Arts and Sciences. As the Editor-in-Chief in our department’s publication, I oversaw the production of a newsletter from writing, editing, and lay outing.

The Virginian is the official student publication of Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation. During my term, I oversaw production details of magazines, tabloids, newsletters, and literary folios. I also wrote and edited various pieces of writing forms including but not limited to news, feature, essays, short stories, and poems.

My Life’s Work

Books I produced, edited, or proofread
Ang Larawan

Ang Larawan: From Stage to Screen

Culturtain Musicat Productions, Inc.
Nick Joaquin

Work with Me

Writing

They say that content is king. Do you need to power your website with content? I can write articles, blog posts, press releases, essays, book reviews, product reviews, and other short-form texts.

E-book Conversion and Distribution

You’re a great writer and you should focus more on writing great books. Let me do the dirty laundry of e-book conversion—in publishing house quality—and distribution. My portfolio page shows the e-books I produced. I can also distribute your book to Amazon, Kobo, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books, and wherever books are sold.

Editing

Every writer needs an editor. Let me help you with your essays, articles, press releases, short stories, or even your book! I can do as far as line editing, copy editing, and substantive editing.

Audiobook Production

Audiobook is the fastest growing format in the publishing industry. Never miss a potential income stream from this exciting format! I can help you with all the stages in audiobook production from casting, recording, editing, mastering, and distribution. I would love your book to be on Audible!

Proofreading

Going to publish your article, short story collection, or book? A last pass with a fresh pair of eyes wouldn’t hurt. I can help you with doing a final check of your material before hitting that publish button or sending it to the printer.

KDP Print Layout and Distribution

You’re just one step in becoming an author! Aside from e-books, let me help you with formatting your manuscript for Kindle Direct Publishing Print and Book Depository. Imagine your book sitting side-by-side with best-selling titles and you with famous authors. I can also help you with other publishing prerequisites like applying for an ISBN and copyright.

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