Résumé

Employment

Deputy copy chief/copy editor, Time magazine, New York City
October 2010–present

  • Edit and proofread stories for Time’s weekly print editions; manage a team of six copy editors
  • Serve as acting senior international editor 10 weeks a year to manage the international editions, edit stories and plan future issues
  • Design pages; revise stories for international editions; process tablet files and approve tablet and iPhone editions
  • Promoted to deputy copy chief in April 2014

Freelance editor, writer and publicist
January 2002–present

  • Edited and proofread 53 nonfiction books and six novels for clients including Encounter Books, Lars Müller Publishers, Flying Raven Press and Belmont Estate Books; on some projects, also served as fact-checker and indexer
  • Copyedit for the Clinton Foundation, the King Hussein Foundation, Reformed Church in America and Demand Media Studios; write news and feature stories for newspapers and magazines; create copy for websites and brochures
  • Manage publicity, organize events, wrote press releases, create and maintain author website and promote the Outpost19 novel A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies, by Douglas Watson
  • Published essays in Cengage Learning’s Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings, edited by Susan Fawcett; and Bedford St. Martin’s America Now: Short Readings from Recent Periodicals, among others

Editor and project manager, TrialGraphix, New York City
February 2008 – August 2010

  • Managed a team of artists, copy editors and consultants to keep projects on target and prioritize tasks at a New York City legal-consulting firm
  • Edited and proofread graphic exhibits, multimedia presentations, legal reports, marketing materials and proposals
  • Oversaw design of graphics; coordinated production and printing; consulted with clients on graphics and revisions
  • Served as team leader for a high-profile New York City financial case; worked with a group of artists and lawyers for 36 hours straight to develop and edit graphics to present in court that day

Wire editor/copy editor, Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y.
October 2005 – January 2008

  • Copyedited stories, wrote headlines and photo captions, designed pages, maintained website and trained new hires; won a New York Associated Press Association Brightest Headline Award in September 2007
  • Wrote occasional column Night Crawler and other feature and entertainment stories
  • Promoted to wire editor in May 2007; led the newspaper’s national and world coverage, edited wire stories, coordinated with editors and artists to meet deadlines, selected photos and created layout mockups

Copyediting intern, The Detroit News, Detroit, Mich.
May 2005 – September 2005

  • Edited stories; wrote headlines and photo captions; proofread final pages on tight deadlines

Newspaper copy chief/copy editor/reporter, The State News, East Lansing, Mich.
January 2002 – May 2005

  • Managed team of copy editors; edited and proofread stories; wrote about state politics and the City of Lansing

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
May 2005

  • Specialization in Journalism and American Sign Language; Honors College member
  • Studied English Literature and Film in Dublin, Ireland, spring semester 2003

Skills

  • Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and CCI; Lotus Notes; workflow programs including Harris Jazbox, DewarView, NewsEdit Pro, Smart Connection and Saxotech; TypePad, Blogger, WordPress, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; some HTML and CSS
  • AP Style, Chicago Manual of Style, Bluebook, APA and MLA

Volunteer

  • Active New York Cares volunteer for children’s literacy and art programs since 2008
  • Worked for 50 hours to paint murals in Harlem schools, 2011–12