Katie Cowart

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Bryan, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Short Version: I have a master's degree in science and technology journalism, with an emphasis on editing, from Texas A&M University, and I currently work at a university press. I'm looking to do a bit more editing on the side.

Full Resume:

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
May 2012–Present
Editorial Assistant, Texas A&M University Press
• Track book manuscripts through the process of invitation to the press, peer review, faculty advisory committee, copyedit, and design
• Handle permissions and copyrights for book components
• Correspond with readers and authors during the peer review process
• Receive inquiries and delegate proposals to the appropriate acquisitions editor
• Provide preliminary graphics consultations and work with authors to obtain best illustrations possible for books
• Manage Firebrand database of all projects at the press
• Supervise subordinate employees
• Instruct authors on press style guide and our use of Chicago Manual of Style

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
August 2011–May 2012
Freelance, Pediatric Dyslipidemia Guidelines Editor
• Set and coordinated deadlines for the Pediatric Dyslipidemia Guidelines book with authors from multiple hospitals
• Assigned chapters to subject matter experts
• Wrote project style guide based on AMA style guidelines
• Copyedited text, rewrote and restructured for clarity and style as needed
• Performed fact checking
• Designed final project layout

Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
January 2012–May 2012
Intern, Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal
• Shadowed journal staff members to learn the process of putting together a peer-reviewed journal
• Converted archived issues into live websites using XML
• Edited manuscripts under senior editor supervision for AMA style and clarity
• Assisted with writing podcast scripts and other forms of social media

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
September 2011–December 2011
Graduate Assistant, Communications Office, College of Geosciences
• Interviewed scientists about their work
• Wrote stories, following university style guide, for the university and for the college about interesting researchers, students, and discoveries
• Took pictures of college events and other events as needed to accompany articles

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
August 2010–August 2011
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Seminar in Scientific Writing for Biomedical Science Students
• Provided further explanation of course content to students including tips on writing resumes, abstracts, review articles, works for the public, book reviews, and biomedical persuasive essays
• Edited and critiqued works by the students for grammatical and scientific accuracy as well as writing style
• Kept tabs on the deadlines for six sections of the class
• Monitored class website and discussion board
• Assisted lecturer as needed

U.S. Army Europe Region Medical Command, Vilseck, Germany
October 2008–October 2009
ANAM Support Specialist; ANAM, Telemedicine, and Rehabilitation Program
• Briefed soldiers, high-level commanders, and medical providers on the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) procedures and reasons for taking the assessment
• Administered ANAM to all pre-deployment soldiers in U.S. Army in Europe and to post-deployment soldiers identified by medical providers as possibly having a mild Traumatic Brain Injury
• Wrote press releases regarding the new ERMC ANAM, Telemedicine, and Rehabilitation Program and team activity
• Conducted interviews as a spokesperson for the team
• Collaborated with other team members to write the ANAM Standard Operating Procedures and set the standards and work load for the communications position in the brand new team
• Scheduled briefings, testing dates, and travel arrangements
• Coordinated with outside units and clinics to gain support for the new program
• Provided peer-reviewed mTBI rehabilitation information to post-deployment soldiers referred for follow-up assessments
• Compiled analytical reports from data gathered during ANAM testing

U.S. Army Public Affairs Office, Grafenwoehr, Germany
December 2006–October 2008
Assistant Editor, Bavarian News
• Wrote and edited articles using AP Style for in the Bavarian News, which won first place two years in a row in the European Keith L. Ware journalism competition
• Took photographs of events pertinent to publication
• Conducted interviews for stories and job interviews for reporters
• Created page layouts using Adobe PageMaker and InDesign
• Edited photos for best quality using Adobe Photoshop
• Enforced biweekly deadlines for six military posts covered by the paper
• Published several articles on the Army news Web site and IMCOM Europe site
• Wrote Bavarian News Standard Operating Procedures
• Participated at ground site of two garrison mass casualty exercise
• Coordinated and published content and pages for the annual welcome guide, which won first place in the European Keith L. Ware competition for special achievement in print media
• Assisted in other areas of the public affairs office as needed, such as media and community relations


Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
August 2010–May 2012
Degree: Master of Science
Major: Science and Technology Journalism

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
August 2002–August 2006
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Biomedical Science
Minor: Psychology


Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society
January 2012–Present
• Chosen to join Texas A&M University chapter based on academic achievement

National Association of Science Writers
October 2010–January 2013
• Attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2011 annual meeting as a student press member
• Published selected meeting summaries in Science Editor

National Associations Keck Futures Initiative
November 2011
Science Writing Scholar
• Provided coverage of one interdisciplinary research team at the NAKFI conference
• Wrote a summary article, published in the conference book, Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability, of the team’s discussion and conclusions on policy surrounding ecosystem services

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
February 2011–May 2012
Educational Outreach Volunteer
• Read Science Bowl quiz questions aloud to high school and middle school participants during the regional science bowls as a moderator
• Monitored high school and middle school participants in the regional science bowls as science judge to make sure rules were followed
• Ensured my partner moderator and science judge read the questions correctly during high school and middle school regional science bowls
• Kept score in a double-elimination bracket for the sumo-bots competition in the Texas Science Olympiad
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