I have spent the last 10 years as an editor for a leading legal publisher, working on various state and federal legal codes and court rules texts. I quickly became project lead for multiple high-revenue state codes, and have worked tirelessly ever since to bring current, accurate information to customers. I am well attuned to deadlines, extremely well-organized, and a natural born editor -- able to look at a typed page and find its flaws in an instant!
Although it wasn't an easy decision to step away from a career that spanned just over a decade and in which I was a respected and valued member of the organization, I am very excited to join the world of freelancing. I have a strong customer focus and minute attention to detail, and have also served as a technical writer as part of my editorial duties, so I am well-versed in both writing and editing clear, concise language.
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LexisNexis, Charlottesville, VA
Project Lead/Coordinating Editor, October 2000 to May 2011
Developed the database and publication scheme for an acquired State Code, leading a team of twenty temps through the conversion process. Led various large-scale State Code and Federal Law publishing projects concurrently through an annual publication cycle. Publications included hardcover comprehensive annotated law volumes, annual supplements to Codes, Court Rules and custom legal handbooks, advance annotation and legislative services, Administrative Codes, and tables.
Standard and Poor’s, Charlottesville, VA
Editor, August 2000 to October 2000
Performed callbacks to procure editorial content; data entry.
Longwood College Bachelor of Arts in English
Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Expert proficiency in Adobe Acrobat Professional
Proficient in Adobe InDesign
Proficient in XML language and editors (Epic, ArborText)
Proficient in Audacity audio editor
Knowledge of image-editing software (Photoshop, PhotoImpression)
Knowledge of FTP
Comfortable in both PC and Mac environments
LexisNexis Certificate of Achievement for Anderson Integration Project (2003)
LexisNexis Passion for Winning Award (2005, 2008)
Strict adherence to deadlines
Demonstration of skill in multiple database systems within short time frames
Exceptional knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation conventions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; diplomacy
Work well both independently and in a team environment