Krista McLuskey

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 Skills
MA Sociology 2010 University of Victoria, BC
BA Journalism and Sociology 1997 University of Montana, MT

Employment History
Freelance Author
Calgary, Alberta
•Rewrote academic papers into journal articles and plain language formats.
•Rewrote technical research reports into journal articles and plain language documents.
•Wrote website content.
•Researched and wrote seven nonfiction children’s books: Women in Profile: Entrepreneurs, Great Canadian Singers, Living Science: Liquids and Solids (approved by the Pan Canadian protocol), Kid’s Guide to Montana, Kid’s Guide to Colorado, Kid’s Guide to Nevada, and The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
•Wrote freelance magazine article for Arch Magazine, the University of Calgary Alumni magazine.

Freelance Editor
Calgary, Alberta
•Edited academic journal articles for publication.
•Edited Masters theses and dissertations.
•Edited web site content.
•Edited trade nonfiction and academic books for Calgary publishers.
•Copy-edited Arch Magazine, the University of Calgary Alumni magazine.

Freelance Photographer
Calgary, Alberta
•Have published photos on the cover of a trade nonfiction book, in textbooks, and on catalogue covers.
•Sold photos at craft fairs.

Teaching Assistant
University of Victoria, Sociology Department
September 2004 – April 2006
•Grading essays and exams.
•Invigilating exams.
•Supervising group work.
•Researching for professors.

Learning Resource Editor
Bow Valley College, Learning Resource Services, Calgary, Alberta
February 2001-August 2004
•Editing educational materials for content, style, and grammar.
•Inputting changes into FrontPage, DreamWeaver, and Word.
•Transferring files/courses to and from the Web.
•Converting Word documents into clean HTML code.
•Managing course files in WebCT.

Freelance Help Phone Attendant
Bow Valley College, Learning Resource Services, Calgary, Alberta
February 2003-August 2004
Calgary, Alberta
•Helped students and instructors with the use of WebCT and general computer-related problems.

Detselig Enterprises, Calgary, Alberta
March 2000-February 2001
•Brochure design.
•Writing promotional material.
•Editing trade nonfiction and academic books.

Weigl Educational Publishers, Calgary, Alberta
September 1997-September 1999
•Project coordinator.
•Substantive editing, copy-editing, proofreading, and fact checking manuscripts.
•Photo research for textbooks and library series.
•Scheduling of projects.
•Inputting and minor design changes in QuarkXpress and PageMaker.
•Hiring and liaison to authors.
•Supervising project coordinators, design staff, photo researchers, freelance editors, and production staff.

Computer Skills
•Experience in QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook), FrontPage, DreamWeaver, PowerPoint, PageMaker, WebCT, and Internet applications.
•Familiar with both IBM and Mac.
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