INTERNATIONAL BACCHALAUREATE ORGANIZATION, www.ibo.org December 2010—present
Edited short story compilation of stories and plays written by students and teachers. Edit and/or proofread teacher training and instruction manuals, and task lists for teachers to use as lesson plans for gifted students enrolled in international educational programs. Documents are created as both hard copy and as searchable databases.
DEMAND MEDIA STUDIOS, Telecommute, May 2009—present
Freelance Copy Editor/Writer
Copy edit articles submitted by Demand writers to be published on numerous websites including SFGate, USA Today Travel, LiveStrong, Trails, and eHow. Fact check, assure AP style, confirm keywords and SEO content, correspond with writers, stay up-to-date on various house style guides, and send queries and updates to the lead editors.
Write general interest, style, and fashion articles published on TypeF.com, Global Post, eHow Style, LiveStrong Style, and more.
AOL, New York, NY, November 2007—January 2010
Freelance Copy Editor
AOL Health, September 2008—January 2010
AOL Food, January 2009— January 2010
Copy edited articles to be posted on AOL Health and AOL Food, sites on AOL’s home page. Responsibilities included fact checking, checking links, reviewing photos and layout, and proofreading completed files online before they went live.
Asylum.com, November 2007—June 2008
Lemondrop.com, June 2008—February 2009
Content on these two sites had a strong focus on pop culture, arts, music and entertainment. Worked as freelance copy editor to help these two websites start up, and continued until the decision was made to keep them going. Copy edited all posts to Asylum.com, a men’s website generated by AOL. Copy edited all posts to Lemondrop.com, a women’s website generated by AOL. Responsibilities also included checking photo credits; fact checking; confirming that all hyperlinks linked correctly; checking layout, headlines, and cut lines; and sending regular updates to the site’s editors. Proofread home page daily to make sure edits were updated and that links and video clips were functioning properly.
SUITE 101, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
Wrote short articles for general-interest online magazine Suite101.com. Topics included Home & Style, Outdoor & Recreation, Technology, Travel, and many others. Writers input their stories on the website, and are responsible for SEO and inclusion of photos.
MEDIALYNX DESIGN GROUP, Sarasota, FL, June 2006—June 2007
Quality Control Proofreader
Proofread copy, and graphics and art specifications for nationally marketed series of kindergarten through fifth-grade math workbooks from first proof through digital stage. Proofread and checked specifications for math, science, social studies, and Spanish textbooks and workbooks, and for state standardized tests from seven states. Maintained template and spec libraries for all components designed and generated by studio. Was responsible for supervision and training of temporary workers in Quality Control department. Organized and helped to write company training manual and promotional material.
EARTHMAN LANDSCAPING, Sarasota, FL, July 2005—June 2006
Wrote and edited sales-kit material, brochures, proposals, estimates, and all other advertising and promotional copy for family-owned landscaping company. Updated documents, and maintained photo and text files to be integrated into existing material.
WESTWORD, Denver, CO, August 2000—June 2005
Assistant Copy Editor
Copy edited all editorial content of alternative weekly paper with head copy editor, including theater, art and music reviews, along with music feature articles in the Backbeat/Beatdown section. Assisted with layout in Quark on Macintosh. Updated style guides and word lists, and met with writers concerning editing of stories. Wrote blurbs for café/restaurant listings, and maintained restaurant listings database for website. When head copy editor was on vacation, copy edited entire paper and corrected errors on website before it went live. Was responsible for copy editing and layout of annual Summer Guide supplement, The Edge ski supplement, monthly real estate supplement, and sections of annual Best of Denver supplement.
CENTENNIAL JOURNAL, Centennial, CO, January 2000—August 2000
Conducted interviews and wrote articles for the Centennial Journal and its sister paper, the Centennial Town Journal. The publications’ main focus was business growth in the area of Centennial Airport and the Denver Technical Center. Wrote hundreds of blurbs about local businesses for the “Meet Your Neighbors” monthly pullout feature.
GREEN MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Lakewood, CO, August 1999—May 2005
Compiled, edited, wrote stories for, and laid out The Falcon Crier, the school’s monthly newsletter. Transferred newsletter to desktop publishing format in September 2004. (Volunteer.)
THE INTEGER GROUP, Lakewood, CO, July 1999—November 1999
Edited hard advertising copy before it went to art; proofread all stages of art copy from black-and-white drafts to irises. Rewrote sections of large ads. Advertising clients included: Coors Brewing Company and all subsidiaries; US West; Wisen.com; Polk, Inc.
COBE LABORATORIES, Lakewood, CO, May 1994—October 1994
Proofreader, Corporate Communications
Proofread English-language medical equipment instruction manuals word for word; comparison scanned same documents in four foreign languages.
THE CORTLANDT GROUP, Ossining, NY, January 1992—December 1992
Rewrote questions from doctors to be answered by a panel of medical experts in the “Letters” section of the Cortlandt Forum magazine; organized and tracked letters; created and updated monthly author and subject databases of published letters; corresponded with doctors either for clarification of their questions or for possible inclusion on the medical expert panel.
NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY OF CPAs, New York, NY, January 1989—November 1991
Production Editor, June 1990—November 1991
Scheduled and trafficked all copy material between production, editorial, art, and printer; copy edited all features, departments and filler material for The CPA Journal; coordinated the transition of sections of The CPA Journal to in-house desktop publishing system; did monthly layout and design, on desktop system, of graphs and charts to accompany articles in The CPA Journal; did monthly layout, on desktop system, of The CPA Journal Classified Section; revised and updated style guide for The CPA Journal; assisted with decisions on cover photos and graphics for feature articles.
Copy Editor/Production Assistant, January 1989—June 1990
Copy edited all features, departments, and filler material for The CPA Journal; revised and updated style guide for The CPA Journal; assisted with decisions on cover photos; researched and obtained stock photographs to be chosen for the cover and to accompany articles of The CPA Journal; used layout design, desktop publishing, and mechanical preparation to generate brochures, flyers, and other literature for the Foundation for Accounting Education and NYSSCPA.
SCIENTIFIC DATALINK, New York, NY, July 1987—January 1989
Edited and proofread all citations and abstracts for two major publications: The Artificial Intelligence Compendium 1954-1987 and Substance Abuse Index and Abstracts: An International Guide to Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Research; edited 15 additional yearly Artificial Intelligence collections; conducted permissions research and written inquiries on previously copyrighted material, and follow-up contact with publishers.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ACCOUNTANTS, Montvale, NJ, May 1986—July 1987
Editorial-Production Assistant/Photo Researcher
Proofread all features and departments for Management Accounting magazine; conducted photographic research and collection of photographs to be chosen for the cover and to accompany the articles of Management Accounting; wrote the “Management Accounting Digest Service” department; compiled the “People in the News” department.
Book edited: Cost Accounting for Factory Automation, by R.E. Bennet, J.A. Hendricks, D.E. Keys, E.J. Rudnicki, published by the NAA, November 1988.
INGERSOLL-RAND FINANCIAL CORPORATION, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, August 1985—May 1986
Proofread and compiled instruction manuals, financial statements, and financial reports.