Cindy Hinds

Freelance Proofreader & Creative Writer

Location:Monroe, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills
Cindy Hinds

Proofreader /Editor 2003 to Present

Church of the Great God
Charlotte, NC
Proofread and edit magazine articles published in a national Christian magazine. Proofread and edit seventy-five minute audio transcripts that have been converted to Word documents to be published to several websites. Magazine articles and transcripts are created and edited in Microsoft Word and routed by email, proofread for proper grammar, punctuation, sentence style, spelling, flow of ideas, organization and standardized to established specifications.

Bookkeeper/Office Manager 9/11/99 to 11/2008
J.D. Hinds Professional Painting LLC
Phoenix, AZ
Accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, journal entries, bank reconciliations. Prepared financial reports such as quarterly returns, workman’s compensation, federal unemployment, monthly sales tax returns, balance reports, and profit and loss statements. Answered phones, wrote advertising copy for various ad campaigns. Microsoft Work, Powerpoint. Business data was maintained using Quickbooks Pro software.

Advertising Sales Assistant 5/1995 to 7/1996
The Arizona Republic
Deer Valley Zone Office, Phoenix, AZ
Assisted the Retail Advertising sales team. Communicated with customers by phone, drafted customer letters and marketing materials, assisted in sales of display advertising and sale of Retail Sales contracts. Assisted in composition of ad copy. Worked closely with graphic artist on layout design, text content and arrangement. Proofread ads before publication and signed off on finals. Answered inbound zone office calls. Assisted Retail Sales Manager as needed.

Advertising Account Executive
Real Estate Customers 5/1/93 to 5/1995

The Arizona Republic
Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
Responsible for selling advertising over the telephone, maintaining and developing commercial classified and retail advertising sales and providing professional service to all customers in assigned area. Designed new business presentations and sold classified contract agreements. Met assigned revenue and volume goals. Scheduled advertising promptly and accurately. Prepared copy/layout for input or copy service staff. Maintain sales desk through filing and documentation. Answered voluntary calls when needed. Processed credit adjustments and other paperwork. Proofread copy for single and multi-column copy editing as needed.

Advertising Account Executive
Real Estate Customers 4/1989 to 4/1993

The Marin Independent Journal
Novato, California
Responsible for selling classified and retail advertising over the telephone. Developed customer base through contract sales and maintained positive customer relationships through quality service and information. Initially worked primarily with Advertising Agencies on recruitment ads and with Service Directory accounts; transferred to servicing major Real Estate accounts. Developed ad campaigns, created and coordinated special section sales projects, designed ads, wrote copy and proofread all ads. Scheduled advertising according to daily deadlines. Processed all paper work and maintained sales desk. Achieved monthly quotas. Worked on committees to improve the company’s success in the advertising industry.
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing