Cindy Rosmus

Freelance Proofreader & Creative Writer

Location:Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills
Cynthia Rosmus

I am an experienced and knowledgeable proofreader/editor working in educational and trade publishing, as well as on print and online publications. I have worked on dozens of published textbooks and ancillaries in English Language Arts and Social Studies.
Writing Proofreading Reading Manuscripts
Editing Copy Editing Tracking Manuscripts
Digital Publishing Adobe Acrobat Pro Content Editing
Blogging Production Editing Designing Layouts

Freelance Proofreader/Copy Editor/Quiz Writer/ELA Editor, 2012 – Present
Benchmark Education Company, New Rochelle, NY
• Copy edit Common Core Assessment Texts for Grades 2–6
• Check answers for Common Core Assessment texts for ELA, Grades 3–6
William H. Sadlier, Inc., NY, NY
• Cold read and correct F & Gs and bound copies of Common Core Assessment texts and Teacher’s Editions for ELA, Grades K–1
• Cold read and correct bound copies of religious education materials for Grades 2–3
Triumph Learning, NY, NY
• Proofread and correct PDFs and printer proofs of National and State Master Catalogs
• Write Marketing copy that accompanies sample materials
• Check and correct PDF page proofs of Common Core State Standards texts for ELA, Gr. 3–8
• Review texts for Common Core State Standards correlations
• Rewrite reading selections at different Lexile levels by adjusting word choice and syntax
Scholastic Inc., NY, NY
• Write CCSS quizzes for grades K–12 for Storia e-reader program
• Cold read, proofread, check corrections, and do version checks of PDF pages and iPad versions of educational catalogs, marketing materials, program series, and software implementation guides

Humanities Editor, 2005 – 2012: Amsco School Publications, NY, NY
• Collaborate with Director to prepare proposals for submission to Management for approval
• Write blogs about writing and literature for AMSCO EXTRA!, the company’s blog site
• Write copy about products for company Web and Book News
• Implement strategies and workflow to assist authors as they develop their manuscripts
• Edit manuscripts on an ongoing basis, ensuring accurate content and style
• Manage freelance copy editors and proofreaders
• Track manuscripts and obtain art for Production Department
• Update and edit current world affairs textbooks

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
BA degree in English with Concentration in Creative Writing, June 1979

Adobe Acrobat Pro
Typing 50 wpm
Editor of literary Webzine
Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Word 2010
Author of five short story collections
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing