Rebecca Alter

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
BAH in English Language and Literature at Queens University 2012- Present
- Richmond Hill High School Graduate 2008-2012

Work Experience:
Editor-in-Chief for Spoon University at Queen’s February 2015-Present
• Conducted interviews to hire six writers and three editors for editorial staff based on applications as well as editing tests
• Collaborated with Director of Photography, Vice President of Operations, and Marketing Director to organize publication, sponsors and fundraising events
• Utilized WordPress when writing, editing, formatting and publishing
• Enhanced SEO for website
• Led weekly meetings for editorial staff to brainstorm editorial or marketing ideas and approve article pitches
• Organized and delivered weekly workshops to build writing and editing skills within editorial team
• Provided feedback for writers’ articles on weekly basis to facilitate improvement
• Edited all final articles until content reached a perfect level
• Maintained voice of the food publication at Queen’s branch
• Implemented Spoon University’s launch at Queen’s University
• Attended weekly meetings with Spoon University Headquarters to review and develop publishing and marketing plans
• Followed tight and frequent deadlines
• Promoted content once published via social networking and marketing
• Ranked in top three chapters one week after launch

Section Editor for Quantumrun June 2015- Present
• Preformed regular fact-checking and plagiarism checks for articles
• Reviewed six articles per week via dropbox while using track changes
• Generated newsworthy ideas and contributed to an article idea hub
• Provided feedback on each article to initiate writers’ growth
• Edited using Canadian Press Style

Medical Secretary at the Keswick Health Clinic May 2014- Aug 2014
• Multitasked and prioritized in an extremely fast paced environment
• Entrusted with picking up vaccinations on weekly basis
• Communicated with labs, pharmacies, companies and patients
• Booked and cancelled appointments while checking patients in directly
• Entered meticulous data onto computer

Community Event Planner Jun 2013 -Aug 2013
• Organized and hosted the annual garden party at Chabad Romano Centre
• Delegated responsibilities to volunteers
• Designed set up and decor of banquet hall

Assisted in organizing and implementing an arts festival Jan 2013-Mar 2013
• Worked closely with a committee from the Queen’s University Alma Matter Society
• Co-designed poster to advertise event
• Responsible for publicizing and distributing posters

Personal Publications:
Article: “Top Kingston Restaurants Perfect for Your Grad Celebration” May 2015
• Published by Spoon University Queen’s
• Received over 500 views in first two weeks of being published

Poem: “Loves and Leaves” Nov 2014
• Published by Polar Expressions Publishing in The Warbler’s Song

Short story: “The Age of Decay” Nov 2013
• Published by Polar Expressions Publishing in The Sun Shall Rise

Poem: “A Soldier; a Pawn” Nov 2013
• Published by Polar Expressions Publishing in Before the Frost

Computer Skills:
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Premiere
• Audacity
• Microsoft Office
• Photoshop (Beginner)
• Piktochart
• Pixlr
• Power Point
• WordPress
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