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Donni Jones

Freelance Editor & Copywriter

Location:United States
2 Skills

B.A., English
University of West Florida
April 2003


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
May 2007 – Present
- Edit and proofread books, press releases, health alerts, reports, fact sheets, transcripts, publications, web content, and articles for on-line and print scientific and medical journals
- Advise on the most effective method for communicating CDC’s public health message
- Ensure that content is clear, concise, grammatically correct, and well-organized
- Interview scientists in the field; write articles and reports
- Revise outdated web content
- Ensure proper reference and citation style
- Determine target audience and establish the most appropriate writing style
- Review recommended changes with authors
- Collaborate with graphic artists
- Meet deadlines
- Train new writer-editors
- Log editing jobs into tracking system
- Write biweekly grammar column
- Conduct webinars on grammar and writing
- Created writer-editor Intranet page: designed website and page layouts, wrote content, and gathered images

Freelance Editor and Copywriter
January 2007 – present
- Copy edit articles, books, web content, blog posts, product descriptions, school papers/essays, advertising materials, admission letters, doctoral theses, etc.
- Check for grammar, spelling, and clarity of message
- Meet strict deadlines
- Write advertising/marketing copy and create original web content
- Write hundreds of business, education, finance, home decorating, culinary, entertaining, and event planning articles for sites such as eHow and Livestrong
- Follow word count, key word usage, publishing, and style guidelines
- Meet strict deadlines

Interactive Communications Content Strategist
March 2007 – May 2007
- Provided on-line content for
- Reviewed and edited content provided by external sources
- Performed quality assurance checks on published content
- Ensured content compliance with editorial guidelines
- Worked with managing editors, project sponsors, and related disciplines to understand content needs and scope of projects
- Assisted with translation of content from twelve countries, incorporating revisions from subject matter experts

Site Content Specialist
September 2006 – December 2006
- Maintained the accuracy, consistency, and quality of the automotive information displayed on
- Wrote automotive articles for on-line site
- Edited/proofread freelance writers’ articles
- Uploaded articles from internal and external sources onto server
- Updated new terminology and definitions for glossaries and information sections of site
- Managed articles and other site content after uploading to ensure content was current
- Assisted with other projects as necessary

Editor-in-Chief, Web Content Editor
May 2004 – September 2006
- Oversaw production of BellSouth’s bi-weekly on-line newsletter
- Created concept for web site: developed layout, presented to graphics team, collaborated with designers as necessary during construction of site modifications
- Edited/proofread all articles
- Wrote articles, columns, headlines, captions, etc.
- Oversaw staff of 10 to 15 writers: ensured that writers met article quota, conducted meetings, recruited new writers, developed story ideas, developed themes for issues, provided direction and writing assistance
- Directed graphic team as needed
- Gave final approval of each issue for publishing
Web Content Editor
- Proofread and edited content on web sites, checking for grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, format, etc.
- Reviewed pictures, graphics, art work, etc. for proper formatting and placement
- Was responsible for troubleshooting site to verify web links and overall functionality
- Made regular site updates corresponding to pertinent legal requirements
- Created new content for web sites as necessary
- Updated internal system when site was ready to be released to advertiser
- Trained new editors
- Provided proofreading/grammar assistance to co-workers as necessary
- Assisted with special projects: proofread reports, updated job description, wrote training manual, etc.


Available upon request.
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