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Writer Editor Copywriter Copyeditor Proofreader Resume


Desired Industry: Publishing SpiderID: 74651
Desired Job Location: Irvine, California Date Posted: 2/12/2015
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization:
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Willing to Relocate:


Objective:
Writer / Editor

* Skilled writer with more than 18 years of
experience creating a variety of news stories,
feature articles and copywriting pieces for both
print and digital media.
* Editorial and copywriting portfolio includes:
travel stories, restaurant reviews, sports features,
tech-product reviews, family-health stories,
advertisements, marketing and promotional
copy, advertorials and statistical compilations.
* Uniquely skilled at writing distinctive, eye-
catching headlines, subheads, taglines, table of
contents copy and captions
* Skilled at short-form and long-form stories;
communicates in the right style for the target
audience: conventional, conversational, offbeat,
humorous, marketing-focused
* Edits first-draft copy for print and digital media;
rewriting content for grammar, punctuation,
clarity and overall readability; and copyediting
and proofreading final layouts
* Proven success editing and proofing first-draft
manuscripts for print and digital media;
reworking content for grammar, punctuation,
clarity and overall readability; and copyediting
and proofreading final layouts
* Expert knowledge of English grammar, spelling
and punctuation
* Significant experience with AP and Chicago
Manual editorial styles; established and edited
two in-house writing style guides


Experience:
Owner, Epiphany, Inc.
2006 - Present
Part-time weekend freelance copyediting and
writing business.

* Wrote more than 2,000 website reviews for an
Internet software developer’s book, “Best of the
Web.”
* Wrote hundreds of student awardee bios for
brochures produced by the Orange County
Teachers Federal Credit Union, using only
academic transcripts and handwritten
submissions
* Rewrote and edited a historian’s first-draft
manuscript into a book available on Amazon
* Edited and proofread four novels and one
nonfiction book for Shirl Thomas Book Editing
Services
* Edited and proofread magazines and brochures
for UCLA’s Office of Media Relations
* Edited and proofread publications for Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center
* Edited and proofread marketing and
promotional material for the USC Shoah
Foundation


Associate Editor, OC Register / Churm Media
2006 - 2014
The Specialty Publications division of the OC
Register; purchased Churm Media in 2012

* Wrote monthly sports, family-health, office-
design and tech-product stories, as well as
marketing material and advertorials.
* Wrote a variety of service-based stories,
features and front-of-the-book content
* Wrote intro copy, taglines and keywords for
search-engine optimization (SEO)
* Assisted staffers by writing documents that
detailed photo editing, server navigation, web-
content upload and font transfer doubling the
host resort’s advertorial copy
* Boosted newswriting productivity by writing
guidelines that standardized the use of press
releases for editorial purposes.
* Saved production costs by rewriting and editing
interns’ deadline-writing assignments into
business news stories that were posted daily.
* Reduced operating expenses by writing feature
stories and front-of-the-book content previously
earmarked for freelance writers.
* Rewrote stories to make them accurate, clear
and engaging, as needed
* Line-edited and copyedited stories for OC
Metro, OC Family and Southland Golf
magazines, as well as their websites, for factual
accuracy and grammatical accuracy.
* Copy-fit text into layout configurations, and
wrote headlines, subheads and captions.
* Significantly increased digital page count and
ad space by uploading lengthy magazine stories
that appeared online as multiple-page features.
* Received an OC Press Club travel-writing
award for “Two Sides to Oahu”
* Created and maintained OC Metro’s Business
News site, a collection of briefs that provided
Churm Media with a far greater range of news
coverage in the area.
* Received Churm Media’s annual Spirit Award,
given for dedicated work.
* Worked 90 hours over a weeklong period to
ensure that a revamped version of ocmetro.com
would be launched on time.
* Received an OC Press Club travel-writing
award for “Two Sides to Oahu”
* Uploaded lengthy magazine stories as multiple-
page web features, significantly increasing
overall page count and digital ad space
* Copyedited and proofread content on MS
Word, Quark Xpress and InCopy
* Copy-fit text to fit into layout configurations
* Line-edited print and digital content for
accuracy and clarity


Copy Editor, Automobile Club of Southern
California
2000 - 2006
An affiliate of the American Automobile
Association, with 13.5 million members in SoCal

* Wrote and copyedited front-of-the-book
marketing and news briefs for Auto Club
members
* Wrote headlines, subheads and captions.
* Copyedited features and news items for four
magazines published by AAA: Westways, Texas
Journey, New Mexico Journey and Washington
Journey
* Created and implemented a keyboard-based
copyediting technique that significantly reduced
the number of mistakes in published magazines
* Copyedited and proofread an assortment of
features and news items for Westways, Texas
Journey, New Mexico Journey and Washington
Journey magazines.
* Reduced the number of editorial errors to the
point where freelance proofreaders were not
needed, saving the Publications Division $6,500
a year
* Managed and tracked copy flow from first
drafts through final proofs
* Proofread final bluelines before publishing;
communicated changes and suggestions to
layout staff
* Saved production costs by rewriting and editing
interns’ deadline-writing assignments into
business news stories that were posted daily.
* Managed and tracked copy flow from first
drafts through final proofs


Testimony Summary Editor, USC Shoah
Foundation
1997 - 2000
Founded by Steven Spielberg, a nonprofit
organization that has recorded the testimonies of
more than 50,000 Holocaust survivors from
throughout the world

* Edited and proofread more than 1,700
biographical summaries based on the videotaped
testimonies of Holocaust survivors.
* Wrote an editorial style guide that standardized
the use of transliterated words taken from 27
languages, reducing the number of mistakes by
staff
* Boosted the productivity and work-quality of
Shoah Foundation staffers by coaching them in
writing, grammar, spelling and punctuation
* Created a centralized digital filing system that
all but eliminated the loss of survivor biographies
* Assigned search keywords to testimonies in the
Foundation’s digital archive of testimonies to
assist end-users’ research


Education:
Cal State University, Northridge
B.A. -- Psychology

Los Angeles Valley College
A.A. -- Four-Year University Prep


Skills:
writing editing copywriting copyediting proofreading
headlines journalism magazines newspapers
Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Adobe Quark
xPress Adobe InCopy


Additional Information:
writing editing copywriting copyediting proofreading
headlines journalism magazines newspapers
Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Adobe Quark
xPress Adobe InCopy


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