Karen Sampson

Freelance Editor & Writer

1255
Location:Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Phone: 603-965-8419
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/karensampson
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
KAREN SAMPSON
109 Greenfield Road, Peterborough, NH 03458
603-924-1995 ? 603-965-8419 (cell)
E-mail: karenesampson1@yahoo.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

10/2012–present SELF EMPLOYED Peterborough, NH
Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Writing/Editing Consultant
Worked with clients to conceptualize, budget, schedule, and execute multichannel communications, marketing, public relations, and writing/editing projects. Clients include Lexington Symphony, The Mind & Life Institute, and Website Publicity.

4/2004–9/2012 THE MACDOWELL COLONY Peterborough, NH
Communications Manager/Associate
Devised and implemented communications programs for this nationally recognized nonprofit artist residency program. Promoted the mission of MacDowell by interviewing and writing about MacDowell artists and researching, writing, editing, photo editing, and managing production of biannual newsletter, annual report, eNews, Web site content, social media sites, and press releases and materials. Enhanced MacDowell's profile by conceptualizing creative media pitches and securing local, national, and international media coverage in such outlets as NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, BBC Radio, Poets & Writers, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Fast Company, Wallpaper, and Town & Country. Streamlined departmental efforts by implementing and maintaining style sheet, media contact database, and press archive.

1/2008–1/2010 LIFESTYLES, INK. Keene, NH
Freelance Writer/Copy Editor/Proofreader
Wrote and edited copy for the magazines Taste for Life, Simply Wine Today, and remedies.

2008–2009 BOSTON HERALD’S NEW ENGLAND FILM JUNKIE Boston, MA
Guest Blogger

2008 LIFEWIRE, A NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY New York, NY
Freelance Copy Editor
Worked remotely for this company that provides content for About.com, ConsumerSearch.com, and CNN.com.

7/2006–3/2007 CIO DIGEST Glastonbury, CT
Freelance Copy Editor

2005–2008 NEWENGLANDFILM.COM Cambridge, MA
Freelance Contributing Writer

2002–2004 Peterborough, NH
Freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader
Copyedited and proofread manuscripts for more than 70 fiction and nonfiction books of various genres published by such companies as Random House, William Morrow, Henry Holt, and HarperCollins.

2001–2002 YANKEE MAGAZINE Dublin, NH
Associate Editor
Wrote and edited content for Yankee and Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, Yankee Magazine’s Bed and Breakfast and Inn Directory, and travel and recipe booklets.

1999–2001 YANKEE MAGAZINE Dublin, NH
Copy Editor
Reviewed and edited copy for Yankee Magazine and Yankee’s special interest publications in all stages of production, ensuring accuracy of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. Trafficked copy and layouts between editorial, art, and production departments, and enforced deadlines. Maintained and updated in-house editorial style guide.

1998–1999 MARCO FINE ARTS El Segundo, CA
Freelance Copy Editor
Edited Bar Mitzvah and Visual Poetics: The Art of Donald Sultan.

1997 PC&F Hudson, NH
Production Editor
Oversaw typesetting, proofreading, and production of assigned textbooks. Acted as copy editor on college textbook Making Choices in Sexuality.

1995–1996 ROBB REPORT MAGAZINE Acton, MA
Editorial Assistant

1994 ’TEEN MAGAZINE’S “ALL ABOUT YOU” Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Associate Copy Editor

1991–1994 ’TEEN MAGAZINE Los Angeles, CA
Editorial Assistant
EDUCATION

1985–1989 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Amherst, MA
B.A., Mass Communications

1993 UCLA EXTENSION Brentwood, CA
Copyediting I and II
Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Writing