Melanie Burton

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

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Location:Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/melanieburton
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Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
EXPERIENCE:
Technical Editor, 3/2/2009 – Present
Defense Intelligence Agency
The Pentagon, Arlington, VA
• Edit intelligence documents and assemble into daily publication disseminated to senior policymakers
• Manage editorial team to include managing production deadlines, coordinating with principal leaders, and communicating with customers
• Responsible for training and mentoring new team members
• Act as a liaison between senior leaders and editing team on large projects
• Work with authors from numerous organizations to edit and tailor analytic documents; provide guidance on successful presentation of information
• Collaborate with graphic designers to create graphics and media for publications
• Prepare articles and media for compatibility with iPad content
• Coordinate production of annual, biannual, and quarterly projects
• Maintain knowledge of classification guidelines and implement appropriate markings
• Update and maintain a Standard Operating Procedures manual

Technical Writer Intern, 9/2007 – 12/2007, 5/2008 – 7/2008
Center for Wireless Telecommunications
Blacksburg, VA
• Read and edit articles for publication
• Edit dissertation
• Edit DARPA proposal
• Edit textbook draft

EDUCATION:
B.A. English; B.S. Sociology
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
May 2008

TRAINING:
Core Elements of Project Management
November 2013
Reviewing and Editing the Writing of Others
ESA Editorial and Training Services Inc, March 2013
Presenting Data and Information
Edward Tufte, June 2013

RELEVANT SKILLS:
Expressroom Content Manager, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Macintosh Operating Systems, Social Media
Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Proofreading