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Courtney Hlebo

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

2230
Location:Salinas, California, United States
Website: http://courtneyghlebo.wordpress.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/courtneyhlebo
5
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$16
Rate/Hr
I am a recent graduate of Columbia University's Summer Publishing Course and of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and minors in French and professional editing. I have served numerous writers by working simultaneously as a college writing tutor and as an editorial intern at a publishing consulting and copyediting agency. Captivated by my work whether I edited a financial textbook, a historical romance, or yet another academic essay, I now hope to turn this passion for polishing writing into a career.

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA PUBLISHING COURSE, New York, NY Summer 2013
• Six-week intensive course on all aspects of book, magazine,
and digital media publishing
• Book Workshop position: Publicity Manager
• Website Workshop position: Business Manager

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA (UCSB) Class of 2013
• B.A. in Comparative Literature
• Professional Writing (Professional Editing Track) Minor, French Minor
• Honors and Awards
• 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award in Comparative Literature
• Dean’s List, Summer 2009–June 2013
• 2012–2013 John & Ina Campbell Scholarship for academic merit
• First-year Student of the Month Award, November 2009

WRITING AND WRITING EXPERIENCE

EDITORIAL INTERN
To Press & Beyond, Santa Barbara, CA June 2012–June 2013
• Copyedited 10–15 manuscripts (fiction, nonfiction, children’s,
textbook) according to The Chicago Manual of Style
• Consulted with project editor on cover and interior design
• Marketed author’s virtual book tour using Facebook
• Assisted at company booth at The L.A. Times Festival of Books

WRITING TUTOR
Campus Learning Assistance Services, Santa Barbara, CA October 2012–June 2013
• Helped draft, revise, and edit student papers
• Tutored native and nonnative English speakers in academic writing

ACTIVITIES

UCSB REAL LIFE/CRU, Santa Barbara, CA September 2009–June 2013
• Led weekly Bible study and mentored freshmen students
• Led campus-wide club outreach to students during summer 2012

UCSB BOOK CLUB, Santa Barbara, CA Fall 2011
• Founded the club, organized weekly meetings, and led group book discussions

SKILLS

• Proficient in written and conversational French
• Adobe InDesign, Mac/PC, Microsoft Office Suite, 70 WPM
Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Proofreading