Rochelle Zappia

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

1776
Location:Forest Park, Illinois, United States
Phone: (708) 771-2285
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/rochellezappia
5
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
Rochelle Zappia
7300 Dixon Street 708-771-2285
Forest Park, IL 60130 rochellezappia@yahoo.com

CAREER SUMMARY
Thorough, creative publishing professional with exceptional awareness of grammatical correctness, semantic clarity, and content appropriateness. Clear, informative, reader-friendly writing style. Expertise in English and American literature; knowledge of books and articles from all genres, dealing with all topics. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

EXPERIENCE

SUITE101.COM, Vancouver, BC, Can. 9/2010-Present
Article Writer (Freelance)
Write 400-1000 word informational articles on a variety of topics

WRITE2WIN, Glenview, IL 12/2009-Present
Editor of Student Compositions (Freelance)
• Improved middle and high school students’ writing test scores 10 percent through e-mail coaching to correct their spelling, punctuation, usage, and sentence structure
• Praised for packing whole lesson on five-paragraph essay into comments on student paper

FREELANCE ASSIGNMENTS 2010-2011
ReadTheory, Nieman, Inc., and Shakespeare Squared
Completed complex editing and writing assignments, often meeting tight deadlines

GLENCOE/MCGRAW-HILL, Chicago, IL 2000-2008
Department of Language Arts and Literature
Associate Editor
• Received ACE award for thorough editing and numerous hours of overtime
• Collaborated with colleagues to develop tests and compile new edition of textbook
• Decreased the company’s outsourcing costs by writing engaging test passages, discussion questions, enrichment activities, and models of student writing

RIVERSIDE PUBLISHING, Itasca, IL 1995-2000
Iowa Tests Division
Copy Editor II
Commended for significantly improving quality of the Iowa Tests (K-12, all subjects)

KATTEN MUCHIN & ZAVIS LAW FIRM, Chicago, IL 1989-1994
Proofreader
• Proofread added copy word-for-word against original documents
• Ensured correct spelling and punctuation in legal documents




708-771-2285
Pg 2 rochellezappia@yahoo.com

EDUCATION
Northwestern College, Chicago, IL
Certificate in Applied Science – Paralegal

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master’s Degree – English and American Literature
Master’s Degree – Library Science

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bachelor’s Degree – Liberal Arts and Sciences
Highest Departmental Distinction in English

Institute of Children’s Literature, West Redding, CT
Writing for Children and Teens – Correspondence Course

LANGUAGES
Spanish fluent – oral and written
French fluent – oral and written with dictionary support

COMPUTER SKILLS
Proficient in:
• Microsoft Word • Adobe Acrobat
• Microsoft Excel • PowerPoint

PROFESSONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Chicago Women in Publishing, Chicago, IL 2009-Present
Wrote and copy edited selections for newsletter

Creative Writers’ Group, Skokie, IL 2000-Present
Venue for sharing original stories, poems, and essays for people of all ages

INTERNSHIPS

ROBINSON CURLEY & CLAYTON, P.C. 3/2010-8/2010
Wrote up incidents described in deposition transcripts - virtually

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION, Chicago, IL 3/2010-4/2010
• Wrote brief-on-appeal with minimal attorney supervision
• Researched human rights situation in client’s country of origin
• Translated Spanish-speaking clients’ letters into English
Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Proofreading