Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Herkimer, New York, United States
2 Skills
Sarah L. Harrer
206 Loomis St. Apt. 1
Little Falls, NY 13365
(315) 985-0301


• Eight years of editing and proofreading experience in legal publishing
• Educated as a peer trainer and instructional designer in a corporate environment
• Experienced in communicating and collaborating with international vendors
• Experienced in publication editing, including editing the St. John Fisher College newspaper and literary magazine
• Excelled as a senior college writing tutor and mentor to junior tutors

Computer skills:
Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, SAP, WebETT, UltraEdit, Epic (Arbortext), WinEdit, Westlaw, Irfanview, Internet Explorer, SGML/XML, Phoenix, Screen Hunter


Thomson Reuters Legal Publishing, Rochester, NY (2001-2009)
Principal Editor/Senior Publishing Specialist
• Prepared data for publishing legal and regulatory products in print and/or electronic form.
• Analyzed, keyed, coded (SGML/XML), copyread, proofread, edited, merged, and validated data from outside authors/contractors/vendors
• Responsible for management of one or more product lines, processes, or projects
• Resolved complex problems, verified the work of others, and prioritized own work
• Represented Content Center as a liaison with other sites, business centers, and customers
• Troubleshooting system and data problems
• Provided leadership and work direction to team, workgroup, and business partners
• Worked as product manager and fielded author/contractor questions; handled author/contractor payments
• Maintained and organized hundreds of files on a daily basis
• Coded and assembled newsletters and electronic media
• Coordinated with Specialty Composition department to create or update cover designs
• Promoted to Principal Editor (Senior Publishing Specialist) after less than three years with company
• Attended Train the Trainer Parts I and II (Instructional Design) and developed, wrote documentation for, and delivered several classes for all of Editorial
• Attended Project Management training and lead the Editor Continuing Education Project which won a company award for Creating and Sharing Knowledge

St. John Fisher College Writing Center, Rochester, NY (2000-2001)
Senior Writing Consultant

• Responsible for 20 tutors
• Fielded tutoring questions and issues from other tutors
• Scheduled tutoring appointments
• Submitted time sheets
• Tutored ESL and graduate students
• Communicated with English faculty on academic status of students
• Presented with an award for outstanding contributions to the English Department at graduation
• Student Employee of the Year 2000-2001

St. John Fisher College Writing Center, Rochester, NY (1999-2000)
Writing Tutor

• Tutored freshman students in writing
• Reviewed papers
• Taught grammar lessons using appropriate grammar reference guides
• Promoted to Senior Writing Consultant 5/2000


St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
B.A. English (Writing Concentration)/Communications 2001

Career Step
Certificate in Medical Transcription Editing (2011-Present)
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