Lisa Kasarda

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

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Location:Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lisakasarda
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Lisa Kasarda
2306 Danbury Lane
Hudson, Ohio 44236
Phone, 330-650-1916; Fax, 330-653-8560
LAKasarda@aol.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Self-motivated professional editor with proven ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment; excellent attention to detail
• Proficient in substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading
• Twenty-six years’ experience in publishing
• Possess strong writing, organizational, and project management skills necessary to work independently
• Complete familiarity with American Medical Association style, as well as knowledge of medical terminology, clinical research paper requirements, and clinical trial protocols

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Freelance Copyeditor (2011–Present)
• Copyediting Clinical Therapeutics and Gender Medicine.

Cadmus Communications, Columbia, Maryland
Freelance Copyeditor (2010–Present)
• Copyediting and coding of complete text, references, figure legends, and supporting information for articles in the journal Pediatrics.

Excerpta Medica, Inc., Bridgewater, New Jersey
Freelance Editorial Consultant (1997–2010)
• Employed as freelance editorial consultant. Worked on Clinical Therapeutics, The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Gender Medicine, Current Therapeutic Research, and Insulin, as well as various supplements to these journals.
• Responsibilities included overseeing articles for publication once they are peer reviewed. Involved communicating directly with authors and production department to handle all project-related correspondence and trafficking of materials (conducted primarily through use of e-mail [and phone/fax as needed]). In addition, tasks included substantive editing of each peer-reviewed article; checking of facts and figures; and rewriting of copy as needed. Entailed review of each stage of production, from unedited manuscript through completed, author-approved digital proofs. Maintain high-quality, smooth workflow while adhering to schedules.
Managing Editor/Project Editor/Proofreading Manager/Proofreader (1987¬–1997)
• Worked full-time for medical communications firm. Hired first as a proofreader and then promoted through a wide variety of editorial positions (proofreader, proofreading manager, project editor, then managing editor) before assuming present freelance role with company.
• Various responsibilities included supervising in-house editorial staff, as well as freelance workers, to guarantee that deadlines and objectives were met; performed substantive editing and proofreading; organized editorial projects in liaison with the production department and outside designers and printers; ensured that all content adhered to established standards and style guides; reviewed all aspects of copy, from original manuscript through bluelines; performed content quality control; and helped establish house style guide.

The Publisher’s Network (1986–1987)
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
• Project manager for small publishing/printing house specializing in mathematics/scientific textbooks. Responsible for overseeing editorial projects from rough draft through final copy. Tasks included editing materials and working closely with authors and production department.
• Responsible for ensuring that projects met the clients’ objectives and were completed to the highest possible editorial standards within the deadlines.

Marshall & Stevens (1985–1986)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Hired first as a proofreader for real estate appraisal firm and then promoted to proofreading manager. Responsibilities included proofreading of all reports, checking of data, and overseeing work of 2 proofreaders. Was responsible for maintaining schedules and guaranteeing accuracy of real estate appraisal reports.

EDUCATION
B.A. in English, Pennsylvania State University, 1985

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member, American Medical Writers Association
Member, Editorial Freelancers Association

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
• Volunteer at The Humane Society of Greater Akron since February 2007. Responsibilities include walking dogs, cleaning cages, attending fundraisers, and helping socialize cats.

REFERENCES
Available on request
Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Proofreading