Annette Cinelli Trossello

Annette Cinelli Trossello

Project Manager & Senior Editor
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Annette Cinelli Trossello joined PSG in early 2008. Formerly a client, Annette already knew several of the staff members and had begun building relationships. With a BA in English from Assumption College,
strong copyediting skills, great attention to detail and time-management skills, she made an easy transition from publishing house to development house. 

As a project manager at Publishing Solutions Group, Annette 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. She is known for being enthusiastic, upbeat and very helpful.

As part of PSG’s Professional Development Initiative, Annette, along with the rest of the staff, took a series of copyediting, proofreading and grammar classes through the renowned Emerson College Copyediting Certificate Program. Instructors came to the PSG offices to teach intensive classes on a variety of publishing topics. Annette was particularly interested in an article from The New York Times titled “Celebrating the Semicolon in a Most Unlikely Location.” The article, which one of the instructors passed out during Punctuation for Professionals class, referred to a New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) public service placard that contained a correctly used semicolon.

During her tenure as a project manager and copyediting lead, Annette has managed several projects with a strong emphasis on language arts and mathematics. She has worked with numerous publishers including Riverside Publishing, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, School Specialty and Cengage Learning.  Some of her favorite and most challenging projects include:

  • State-specific mathematics assessment item banks
  • Tests for Adult Basic Education (TABE) Fundamentals
  • Online lesson plans, ELA and mathematics
  • State-specific reading tests, grades 2–8
  • Leveled readers: Fountas and Pinnell scaled
  • Keys to GED® Success
  • Debate, first edition, Mariann Fedrizzi and Randy Ellis, 2011
  • The World of Customer Service, third edition, Pattie Gibson, 2012

Prior to working at PSG, Annette worked at Davis Publications, a well-known art education publisher, for three years. She began as an advertising assistant for SchoolArts magazine and quickly worked her way into an editorial assistant role for the company’s textbook division. In this role, she was responsible for acquiring art permissions, proofreading contracts and editing credits and manuscripts for Explorations in Art, first edition, Grades K–5, Marilyn G. Stewart and Eldon Katter, 2008; Discovering Art History, fourth edition, Gerald F. Brommer, 2008; and Discovering Drawing, second edition, Ted Rose and Sally Mahan-Cox, 2007.

Annette has also worked as a tour guide, Radio Shack sales associate and a movie theater cashier (Free movies!—Free popcorn with real butter!). Additionally, for four years she volunteered as a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Annette loves to travel and has been to Italy, France, England, Mexico, Canada and the Eastern Caribbean.