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For Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.

On-brand copy for literary guides aimed at curious (if lazy) young scholars.

Barnes & Noble Books publishes SparkNotes Guides, the leading purveyor of study guides for kids, teens, and college students. I was part of their copywriting team, tasked with researching literary texts and creating book-length school-quality study guides 30,000+ words each, on-brand, entertaining, and error-free. Perfecting the style and voice of the brand, and applying it to a variety of "masterpieces" of literary creation, was a task worthy of this English major.

Here's a sample of some of my favorites:

The Ambassadors by Henry James (full text here):

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (full text here)

SparkNotes 101: Short Stories (explore texts here)

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