Elizabeth (“Lisa”) Kuebler
PROOFREADER & COPY EDITOR
Highly accomplished proofreader and editor with experience in a wide array of publications, including fiction and nonfiction books, scholarly journals, medical/pharmaceutical marketing, consumer/general marketing, advertising, and scholarly works. Excellent grasp of multiple style guides, most notably AMA and Chicago Manual of Style, with a firm background in AP as well. Proven ability to develop and implement product/brand style sheets (to maintain consistency within a piece and also across pieces that are part of a greater whole), train other proofreaders and editors, and work in close contact with copy writers and designers in order to streamline the process from concept to print. Excellent eye for detail in relation to grammar and spelling. Recognized as a leader in the field among other Atlanta-area professionals.
FREELANCE PROOFREADER AND EDITOR, Atlanta, Georgia • 2004 to Present
Copy work for a variety of clients, including local and regional advertising and marketing firms as well as university presses (Duke University Press, University of Alabama Press, and University of Georgia Press). Proofread books at the production proof stage and copy edit the same at the manuscript stage. Proofreading and editing work (typically a combination of both) for articles, journal ads, marketing materials, package inserts, white papers, etc., at every stage from concept to print. Fact checking available when needed.
FREELANCE WRITER, Atlanta, Georgia • 2010 to Present
Proficient freelance writer for a variety of publications. Frequent article contributor to Patch.com, focusing mainly on local politics and education. Also published on PBSParents.org as a contributing writer. Content writer for LivseyPTO.org website.
ADAIR-GREENE (A McCann-Erickson Company), Atlanta, Georgia • 2001 to 2004
Worked for the company in its heyday as a pharmaceutical marketing firm. Served as lead editor and worked side-by-side with copywriters, art directors, account services personnel, and other proofreaders/editors to develop the voice of the brand and maintain consistency across the board. Worked with high-profile clients including Scios (Natrecor), Novartis (Ophthalmics Division), and Stiefel Laboratories (Dermatology) to bring brands to the forefront of their classes. Wrote style guides and then helped implement them by providing careful proofreading and editing at all stages of development. Checked facts prior to FDA-review process. Worked closely with writers to ensure grammar, spelling, and style guides were adhered to without compromising integrity and creativity.
Prior to Adair-Greene’s becoming a healthcare-only firm, also did proofreading and editing work for the consumer side of the business. Clients included such brands as Boral Bricks, HIT Entertainment, Georgia-Pacific, and BellSouth Security Systems from Protection One.
- Earned “kudos” from company President for attitude and being a “team player” when department lost another key member and I pitched in and ran the department alone for 6 months until a replacement could be hired
- Employee of the Quarter, Third Quarter, 2003
SUPERSTOCK IMAGES, Jacksonville, Florida • 1999 to 2001
Stock photography company with over 3 million images in collection and offices throughout the world.
Supervisor – Materials Research and Development
After less than a year on staff, promoted to Supervisor of department. Managed cataloging of all new images brought in. Key-worded images to make them searchable via the company Web site (superstock.com). Managed proofreading of image catalogs published several times annually.
• Managed staff of four
• Developed and implemented new methods for organizing print catalog development that resulted in smoother, faster production
• Worked across departments to enhance communication and improve production
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS, Athens, Georgia • 1998 to 1999
University press and a member of the Association of American University Presses publishing between 70 and 80 titles a year.
Editorial Assistant – Manuscript Editorial Department
Worked in the manuscript editorial department during senior year of college, learning the ins and outs of academic publishing. Helped to usher several projects through the publishing process as well as proofreading several titles in-house.
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
• Minor in Journalism and Mass Communications
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage, & Outlook)
• Adobe Acrobat (experienced telecommuting and providing proofreading and editing via markups/post-its on PDF)
• AMA Style Manual, Chicago Manual of Style, AP Style
• Published writer in The Greenville News (Greenville, SC), The Red & Black (Athens, GA), PBSParents.org, and Patch.com