Alyssa Guarino

Alyssa Guarino

Project Manager
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After graduating from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature & Publishing and a Science minor, Alyssa Guarino became Publishing Solutions Group’s project manager. She first joined PSG in the spring of 2011 as an intern. Self-motivated and energetic, Alyssa was promoted to editorial assistant when her internship was complete.

At Emerson, Alyssa served as prose editor and contributed to the literary magazine, Gangsters in Concrete. Her work has also been published in Emerson’s Writer’s Block Anthology and the ASIA Anthology. In 2012, Alyssa served as the Writing, Literature & Publishing departmental senator and worked to improve academic policy and peer-to-faculty communication.

Alyssa describes herself as hardworking, meticulous and eager to learn. Perhaps it was her six years spent as a page in the Wakefield Library and her knowledge of the Dewey decimal system that make her so attentive to detail; her experience forms the basis of her mantra that “efficiency is key to any successful work environment.”

During her internship, Alyssa gained experience in both marketing and editorial work. As an editorial assistant she worked on fact checking, copyediting and quality control. While working as an editorial assistant she also served as assistant project manager. Alyssa enjoyed and excelled at working as secondary lead and overseeing the budgetary and management aspects of projects. It wasn’t long before she was managing her own projects. 

As a project manager at Publishing Solutions Group, Alyssa has many responsibilities. She acts as the primary client contact on projects, and her project management duties include trafficking files to freelancers; monitoring and updating schedules; reviewing and maintaining budgets; chairing weekly status meetings; and generally making sure everything with a project is running smoothly and that the client is happy. Her duties also include serving as PSG’s primary freelancer coordinator, and her experience as a PSG intern has led her to become the internship program supervisor. She is known for being resourceful and detail-oriented.

During her time at PSG, Alyssa has managed and assisted on several projects with a strong emphasis on language arts and mathematics. She has worked with numerous publishers including Riverside Publishing, Teachers’ Curriculum Institute, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Questar Assessment and Voyager Expanded Learning.  Some of her recent projects include:

  • State-specific mathematics assessment item banks
  • Mathematics assessment item banks aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Social studies textbooks for middle grades
  • Leveled readers: Fountas and Pinnell scaled

Alyssa has a range of interests, from the hard facts of science (particularly genetics and microbiology) to the writings of Haruki Murakami, to British novels and American poetry. An aspiring novelist and admitted Japanophile, Alyssa is hoping to one day finish writing her novel in Hokkaido, Japan. With an eager mind and a hunger for knowledge, Alyssa is a great addition to PSG.