Phillip North

Freelance Editor & Content Writer

Location:New Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Skills
Highly successful Editor and Writer with a track record for exceeding performance expectations, and a talent for building productive business relationships seeks a position with an organization committed to excellence.
• Project Management: Plans projects to meet deadlines and ensures quality service results; tracks team’s progress throughout the life cycle of each project; identifies and mitigates roadblocks; and clearly communicates progress to stakeholders
• Editing skills: Experienced editor and writer with a comprehensive knowledge of editing and proofreading a broad range of written materials, sound grasp of English grammar, syntax and usage, and a keen eye for detail
• Translation skills: Fast and accurate turnaround times for professional French to English language services; fluent in French
• Excellent Communication skills: Writes clear and concise communications; conversant with publishing conventions
• Multi-Tasking skills: Ability to set priorities and standards while coordinating among several systems of higher education simultaneously
• Research Skills: Familiarity with Associated Press (AP) style, American Psychological Association (APA) and Harvard referencing system; researched and worked with texts in Ancient and Medieval languages (Ancient Greek, Anglo-Saxon, Old Welsh); researched, wrote and edited a variety of topics in criminal justice

• Contributing author to Kendall/Hunt’s book Introduction to Criminal Justice (forthcoming); the text will be used in introductory-level criminal justice courses for undergraduates
• Translated French Scientific Medical journals into English without a medical background, and researched numerous medical terms to ensure accuracy of the final product
• Oversaw a team of freelance writers which produced content for Kaplan's GRE prep book; responsible for selecting and hiring writers, assigning work, and editing submissions
• Wrote Reading Comprehension passages for Kaplan’s GRE prep book
• While working as a freelance translator (French to English) with CPW Group (Consultants Philippe Willemetz), translated 30 pages of a business proposal to build an annex to a Montréal hospital
• Enrolled 30+ international students successfully into the Laureate, Inc. online academic programs

Professional Experience

RMP Media Analysis February 2012-Present
Media Analyst
• Review print, broadcast, and web stories for several different clients/brands
• Prepare reports for review by client and incorporate changes as requested
• Maintain communication with clients and vendors as necessary to accomplish daily and weekly goals

Self Employed January 2011-Present
Writer/French Translator
• Write, edit and proofread educational content for Words & Numbers, Inc.
• French to English translator for Consultants Philippe Willemetz (CPW), with over 180 clients worldwide and offices in Paris, London, Montreal and Toronto
• Translate legal contracts (terms, conditions, addenda, et cetera) for 5 Star Global Translations, Inc., a New York City-based translation firm
• French to English translation of CVs and cover letters for private clients

Words & Numbers, Inc., Baltimore, MD August 2010 -January 2011
Assistant Editor, Adult Learning
• Managed a team of Freelance writers to create content for the
Adult Learning department
• Wrote content for GRE prep book
• Wrote, edited, and proofread files for AP English assessments,
student workbooks, online courses, and practice tests

Laureate Inc., Baltimore, MD October 2008 - July 2010
Bilingual Enrolment Advisor
• Bilingual (English/French) advisor for international students
• Guided potential students from initial contact through the application
process, admissions, and enrollment
• Coordinated student enrolment needs among Laureate Higher Education Group, Laureate Europe, and the University of Liverpool with a comprehensive
knowledge of programs, policies, and education systems and regulations
• Communication liaison among students, recommendations department,
finance department, student affairs, and the University of Liverpool
• Managed large databases of applicants and enrolled students
• Wrote and edited team email templates

Special Counsel, Baltimore, MD November 2006 - May 2007
Legal Staffing Agency
Administrative Assistant
• Database entry/management of Special Counsel clients
• Document production (invoices, email, résumés)
• Handled payroll for the Baltimore office

Cohen & Swanson, P.C., Bel Air, MD Winter & Summer 2004
• Wrote court letters and notices, such as liens, writs, etc.
• Organized and prepared debt collection and bankruptcy files for trial
• Maintained and updated hard copies of records and files.
• Maintained and updated electronic filing system of litigation and clients

Bucknell English Department, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA July2005 to May 2006
Research Assistant
• Collaborated as Research Assistant to Professor Alfred K. Siewers, Professor
of Medieval Literature, Bucknell University
• Edited the electronic text of Ancient Irish poetry in the original Gaelic for online publication

Medieval Languages
• Anglo-Saxon, Medieval Welsh, Ancient Greek
• Translated Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English (British Literature) May 2006
Minor in Mathematics; Dean’s List, 2 Semesters

The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, Baltimore, MD June 2002
Graduated with an Honors Diploma
Upper School French Award, 2000 and 2001

Technical Skills
MS Word, Excel, Outlook, electronic calendars, Photoshop, PageMaker and basic database

Volunteer Work
Justice without Borders for Migrants March 2011 - Present
(Justice Sans Frontières pour les Migrants et Migrantes)
Volunteer Translator
• Translate documents (press releases, articles) from French to English
• Reviewed English translations of Senegalese immigration reports
Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Phi Chapter
Alumni Relations Chair/Candidate Educator 2004 - 2005
• Served as Alumni Relations Chair
• Co-authored and assembled newsletter to be sent to National Headquarters
of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. Wrote primary newsletter articles.
• Edited all Chapter publications
• Served as Candidate Educator; instructed a class of candidates for membership
in the traditions and history of an international fraternity
Teaching Spring 2004
Participated in Bucknell Buddies program at Lewisburg
Area Kelly Elementary school by tutoring elementary school children in
basic math and reading skills
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing