Resume

Editorial and Writing Background

Editing: Worked as a copy editor on an internationally sold magazine, one movie review guide and one print publication. Recently, I worked as an editorial fact checker on an upcoming book chapter. And, currently, I am working as a co-editor on an forthcoming book about television, and am responsible for overseeing the work of several contributors. Experienced in proofreading, fact checking, and working with various style guides.

Writing: Professional writer for twelve years, with experience in magazine, newspaper and online publishing. Currently, I am supplying creative content for an upcoming book.

Experience

Spectacular Optical, Montreal, Canada
Freelance Editorial Fact Checker, May 2014

  • Fact checked the article “A Who’s Who of Afterschool Specials” for the upcoming book Kid Power
  • Verified names, air dates and titles for lengthy chapter

Headpress, UK, London, England
Editorial Intern, Freelance Writer/Editor June 2012 – present

  • Responsible for ensuring that submitted materials are clear, accurate, complete, and conform to house style
  • Liaise with freelance writers of projects on factual errors, excessive length, and inaccurate references
  • Handle the task of reviewing contents from initial to final copy for basic proofreading issues – grammar, typos, context errors, and consistency in the use of English (US /UK)
  • Responsible for reviewing drafts for accuracy, brevity/clarity and perform revisions to meet editorial guidelines
  • Supplying creative content for upcoming book

L’Écran Fantastique: UK Print Edition, Los Angeles, California
Freelance Copy Editor, 2009

  • Responsible for checking the content, structural level, flow and organization of the information
  • Handled the reframing of sentences, spelling mistake corrections and confirming accuracy of the written information, if required
  • Functioned as a localization editor, comparing formatted and translated documents against English translation to ensure accuracy
  • Performed the task of proofreading submissions

Sirens of Cinema, Pittsburgh, PA
Staff Writer, 2005 – 2008

  • Developed article concepts, gathered research, and pitched ideas
  • Conducted and transcribed in-depth interviews, providing informative content for the publication
  • Responsible for multiple articles per issue
  • Consistently met deadlines

Running Free Press, Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Proofreader, 2007

  • Proofread the book Animal Movies Guide
  • Ensured content contained the correct spelling, information, and images
  • Corresponded with the author on a regular basis in an effort to update material in a timely manner

1428 Films, Los Angeles, California
Transcriptionist, December 2009 – January 2010

  • Post-production transcriber for the project Never Sleep Again
  • Responsible for providing accurate time-coded transcription
  • Handled proper documentation in an effort to aid the post-production editing process

Freelance Writer, Multiple Clients
2002 – Present

  • Pitch story ideas to editors
  • Research and write stories for submission
  • Write articles for both print and web
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