Linda Verde

Freelance Editor & Content Writer

Location:London, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
• Editor and writer with extensive experience in business writing and communications
• Proven capable editor for content, logical consistency, style and audience-focused language
• Accomplished proof-reader with keen eye for accuracy in grammar and spelling
• Strong commitment to editorial integrity and meeting deadlines
• Creative, dedicated, self-motivated, astute, resourceful

• Free-lance editor and writer for various companies and individuals including CIBC Wood Gundy, 3M Canada, 3M Germany, Rise Asset Development and Smith with an Eye Communications Management
• Editor of novel published on Amazon
• Ghost writer and editor for Petra Remy of Taylor Remy Brown Investment Group, CIBC Wood Gundy
• Editor of article by Karen Laforet, et al., for International Wound Journal
• Writer/editor of biographies, guidelines and historical data at The Arts and Cookery Bank
• Editor of osteopathy thesis, re External Cephalic Version as management of breech position in birth
• Publisher/editor and managing editor of Ivey Business Quarterly, including manuscript solicitation, review, selection and editing, and all aspects of design, production and distribution
• Writer of four feature editorials and several briefs for Ivey Business Quarterly
• Editor of Health Care Management, special collection of articles from Ivey Business Quarterly
• Editor of book chapter, receiving compliments from author on the article’s integrity of thought
• Designer and composer of communication tools including annual reports, business articles, medical papers, presentations, policies, procedures, job descriptions and direct mail materials
• Ghost editor of series of articles published in London Business Magazine
• Editor and producer of business materials of faculty members for publication, such as casebooks and textbooks in all areas of business
• Administrator in various backgrounds, including experience in management, academics, government, health care, law, industry, tourism and retail

Freelance Editor and Writer 1994-present
• Articles, presentations, brochures, résumés, seminars, essays and theses
• Clients include CIBC Wood Gundy, Investment Advisors, RNs, 3M Canada, Rise Asset Development
Smith with an Eye Communications Management 1998-Present
• Copy and substantive editing in a variety of fields and formats including annual reports, promotional materials, presentations and essays
• Internet search, research verification and database update for established US publisher
The Arts & Cookery Bank May-August 2011 Contract position
• Write and edit guidelines for interviews with Storytellers and edit subsequent biographies
• Review all records in photo database and edit for accuracy and consistency

ParaMed Home Health Care 1999-2003
• Copy and content editing of policies, procedures and processes
• Consultant for various aspects of communications, marketing, and raising company profile in community health care industry
• Compiling, reporting and analyzing statistics of service performance, community need and company abilities, with composite focus on customer-service, striving for excellence and potential for growth
Ivey Business School, The University of Western Ontario 1975-1998
Acting Publisher/Editor of Ivey Business Quarterly 1997-1998
• Solicited, selected and performed a full range of editing of manuscripts for publication
• Approved illustrations, final copy edits, budgets and expenditures
• Liaised with academic administrators, external advertising agency, advertisers and authors
Managing Editor of Ivey Business Quarterly 1997-1998
• Managed and coordinated all business, production and circulation
• Responsible for fact checking articles before publication
• Liaised with copyeditors, illustrators, design professionals, printers and advertising agents
• Attended conferences to assess presentations, liaise with potential authors and solicit manuscripts
• Maintained production schedule, quality standards and budget
Editorial Assistant of Ivey Business Quarterly 1994-1997
• Prepare manuscripts for publication, both print and on-line
• Edit articles in absence of managing editor
• Data entry and management of custom subscription database; run reports
Faculty Support 1975-1994
• Held many positions of support in administrative and research capacities; also worked in Word Processing Centre for about 8 years where we prepared textbooks, cases, articles, monographs, presentations and theses for publication, including copy-editing and editing for style
• Entered all data to set up TSE for MBA Bourse project

B.A. Hons., The University of Western Ontario, 1994

Editing and Writing: highly developed editing and writing skills with a background in business and marketing and familiarity with several established writing styles, including APA, MLA, ChicagoPress, AP and CP; AWAI copywriting standards
Computer: MS Office; Publisher; Corel Suite; database and Internet applications
Languages: working knowledge of French, Norwegian and some Italian
Quick Study: adaptable and inquisitive
Design: artistic and creative designs complement exquisite text
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing