Ellen Swenson

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

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Location:Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/ellenswenson
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$15
Rate/Hr
Ellen Swenson
SwensonEN07@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
A career within the professional editorial field.

EDUCATION
Pace University – New York, NY
MS in Publishing
Graduated *** Laude - Dec 2012

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, WI
BA in English- Writing Emphasis
Graduated *** Laude - May 2008

ACTIVITIES
Officer, Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)
Co-Editor, The MUSE (Literary Magazine)

WORK HISTORY

Oct 2009- Nov 2010
Client Service Tech
Silliker Inc. Wisconsin Laboratory
Responsible for receiving and preparing samples for entrance into the lab.
Logging samples into a tracker program to follow progress from start to finish.
Maintaining a data entry error rate of less than 2%.
Client service responsibilities, as well as editing of data and reports daily.

Nov 2008- Jan 2009
Editor/Proofer
Silliker Inc. Wisconsin Laboratory
Responsible for editing/proofing data and reports to meet a required maximum error rate of 2%.
Created tracking documents for errors as well as monthly error reports.
Data entry when required. General office tasks.

May 2007 – Oct 2008
Editorial Assistant
Wisconsin Historical Society
Wisconsin Magazine of History
Responsible for editing/proofreading and fact checking publication submissions.
Image research for accepted submissions and book projects. Image articles and captions.
Written press releases for publications and online text. Updated website copy to keep site current.
Archived editorial material.

May 2007 – Sep 2007
Marketing Intern
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Worked with marketing department on concepts for upcoming books. Marketing research and mailings.

SKILLS
Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.
Strong copy editing/proofing, writing abilities.
Experience with Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
Experience with digital mediums, social media outlets.
Excellent knowledge of written English language and Publishing processes.
Strongly team oriented, also works well individually.
General office duties and Customer Service skills.

REFERENCES
Available upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Proofreading