Scott Schilling

Freelance Proofreader & Technical Writer

Location:Fresh Meadows, New York, United States
2 Skills
Scott H. Schilling
166-44 21st Avenue • Whitestone, NY 11357 • (646) 285-4197 •

To fact-check, research and verify content while working closely with editors, writers and outside experts

• Strong written and verbal command of English: expository/creative writing, editing, fact-checking, proofreading
• Computer savvy (Mac & PC): InDesign, InCopy, Microsoft Word, QPS CopyDesk, Lexis-Nexis searches, Safari, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Photoshop, an understanding of HTML/HTML editors
• Persistence in reporting and following up
• Detail oriented and highly organized
• Strong ability to handle tasks both independently and as part of a team

Binghamton University, B.A. English: Literature & Rhetoric (concentration in Writing & Journalism)


XO Group, Inc.: The Knot/The Bump/The Nest
New York, NY
Research Editor (Freelance)
• Researched and fact-checked wedding, maternity and lifestyle content
• Corrected page-proofs (and InCopy files) for print and online

Conde Nast: Architectural Digest/
New York, NY
Researcher/Fact-checker (Freelance)
• Researched and fact-checked information for F.O.B. sections and features
• Corrected page-proofs

American Media, Inc.: UFC Magazine
New York, NY
Research Chief ~ (Telecommute)
• Researched and fact-checked information for ALL sections, interviewed sources
• Verified content, art and credits on page-proofs

Alpha Media Group, Inc.: MAXIM Magazine
New York, NY
Researcher/Fact-checker (Freelance)
• Researched/reported news items, celebrity interviews and product round-ups
• Input changes in InCopy files and on page-proofs
• Liaised with legal department to verify the nature of libelous content

Wenner Media: Men’s Journal & RollingStone
New York, NY
Researcher/Fact-checker (Freelance)

• Researched/fact-checked news items, travel features, sports items and large reporting packages
• Researched/fact-checked news items for F.O.B. sections, movie reviews and interviews
• Assisted editors with general research and last-minute reporting needs
• Handled and corrected page-proofs

Dennis Publishing, Inc.: STUFF Magazine, Blender Magazine
New York, NY
Researcher/Reporter (Freelance)/Writer (Freelance)
• Researched, fact-checked, and reported on items for F.O.B. section, columns and features,
including pop-culture trends, celebrities, gear and gadgets
• Interviewed experts, sources and celebrities
• Handled and corrected page-proofs
• Conversed with the legal department to assess the nature of libelous content
• Wrote items for front-of-book sections, columns, and features

Time Inc.: This Old House Magazine
New York, NY
Editorial Assistant
• Researched, reported and generated ideas for multiple sections (including the "On the Job"
trends section, the "Upkeep" how-to/DIY section, and "Home Technology" section), wrote
features, product round-ups, sidebars and captions
• Interviewed sources and experts, communicated with This Old House television talent
• Called in a large amount of products and product pick-up art, set up and attended photo shoots,
built mock sets at photo shoots, handled film and scouted locations for special features
• Attended industry trade shows and PR events as a representative and product scout
• Handled the main Letters-to-the-Editor/reader feedback e-mail and Editorial Query Line, PR
pitches, outgoing and incoming mail (including FedEx/UPS), and arranged for messengers

Conde Nast Publications: DETAILS
New York, NY
Editorial Freelancer
• Researched content and pitched ideas for the “212 Degrees” and “Info Ammo”
• Packaged celebrity news and gossip for editors on a daily basis
• Handled/tested/prepared products for the “Material World” products section
• Interviewed sources, fact-checked features, processed bills/invoices and expense reports,
sent out writer contracts, handled reader e-mails and requests and PR/publicist pitches

REFERENCES AND CLIPS: Can certainly be furnished upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Technical Writing