Joie Celis

Freelance Outdoor Photograper & Editor

1393
Location:Singapore, Singapore
Phone: +6582811625
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/joiecelis
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Kudos
3.5
2 Skills
$10
Rate/Hr
? Eleven years experience in the publishing industry including proofreading, editing, rewriting, checking, and reviewing manuscripts for factual and style errors; published works include:
Frontiers in Science and Technology II Biology (2001) — coauthored the textbook and teacher’s manual
Salaguinto and Bato Balani magazines (supplementary materials for grade school and high school) — writer/contributor of science articles
Science and Technology e-Module II (2006) — wrote chapters for the interactive CD for secondary school science
Flight to Discovery textbook series (Grades 2 to 6) — copy editor
? Has working knowledge on the Chicago Manual of Style and The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
? Computer and Internet savvy, proficient with MS Office applications both in PC and Macintosh platforms; has basic knowledge on Adobe Pagemaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat, Visio 2000, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and XML
? Has working knowledge on formatting, typesetting, and troubleshooting problematic files, text, and images
? Proficient with web searching and basic knowledge in scientific research and photography
? Seven years of experience in coordination including monitoring and updating the progress of all ongoing projects, and maintaining correspondence with authors, editors, reviewers, proofreaders, graphic and layout artists, typesetters, suppliers, and clients
? Adept at building strong business relationship with clients, authors, and editors from different parts of the world
? Three years of experience in supervising a team composed of editors, proofreaders, and typesetters
? Major strengths include strong leadership, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, supervisory skills including hiring, training, scheduling, termination, and other administrative tasks, and able to handle multiple tasks at the same time under tight deadlines

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Publishing Executive
Singapore Academy of Law; Supreme Court Lane, Singapore
November 2007 – Present
? Reviews, content creates, and uploads legal materials to the LawNet website
Reviews contents for redaction; formats (using XML) and checks judgments to ensure that they conform to the style guide before publishing online; publishes contents to the LawNet website via the Content Management System (CMS); liaises with relevant court officers on judgments with issues
? Prepares monthly reports
Downloads weekly reports for Litigation and monthly reports for LawNet usage from providers; collates weekly statistics on LawNet usage from the Supreme and Subordinate Courts’ libraries; updates monthly reports on LawNet usage; compiles monthly management reports; prepares reports on outstanding GDs on a bi-monthly basis
? Responsible for other administrative tasks
Replies to queries and feedback from LawNet subscribers and non-subscribers, and ensures that they are answered promptly; creates and maintains the record keeping of complimentary user IDs for LawNet; maintains the filing of department documents and records; assists managers as the need arises

Production Supervisor
Asiatype Incorporated, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
August 2004 – August 2007
? Maintained daily correspondence with Inderscience Publishers Journal Managers and with authors from different countries
Handled various client and author queries, and ensured that all of them were answered promptly; regularly updated client and authors regarding status of projects
? Supervised a production team of typesetters, proofreaders, and editors
Planned and organized internal administration, and reorganized production operations with a resulting 100% increase in revenue and projects in one year, and reduced operating cost while increasing staff effectiveness and productivity; ensured that the staff’s welfare and needs are met in order to attain the company’s objectives; prepared proposals for staff trainings and seminars that would enhance skills and knowledge related to the job
? Developed the in-house style guide and procedure manuals
? Monitored the editorial and production process
Downloaded documents from FTP site; troubleshot problems in formatting (both text and images); coordinated all projects with authors, editors, compositors, typesetters, and suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of quality products and services to clients; scheduled and prepared reminders for authors regarding manuscript and proofs delivery so as to avoid delay in the production process; held meetings to track progress of ongoing projects and determine areas causing problems in the production; prepared timetables and workload for all members of the production team
? Performed final quality control of projects (as to style, presentation, and other client specifications)
Validated proofs to ensure that they conform to accepted rules of style and format as specified by the client; verified change/amendment requests from authors and clients were implemented; ensured that proofs are ready to print by checking the pagination, running heads, prelims, back matters, and adverts
? Uploaded final PDF copy of papers to the client’s CMS and maintained archive of soft and hard copies of publication
Ensured that all journals are uploaded to the client’s website, and that all titles have DVD/CD backups for future reference
? Monitored compliance progress and timely completion of ISO 9000 requirements
Served as one of the senior internal auditors; conducted audits to maintain compliance to ISO 9000
? Hired, interviewed, and trained potential staff
Performed project and cost analysis, employee performance evaluation, and assessed team performance in order to ensure efficient and on-time delivery of products to client

Editorial Assistant
Vibal Publishing House Incorporated, Quezon City, Philippines
July 2002 – August 2004
? Edited manuscripts and reviewed proofs to ensure that they conform to accepted rules of style and format
Ensured that textbooks, laboratory manuals, and teacher’s manuals conform to learning competencies required by the Department of Education; ensured that edits and changes were executed properly; conceptualized illustrations and performed photo research; coordinated with editors, layout and graphic artists, and contributed ideas for layout, content presentation, and other elements of the book
? Supervised and oversaw all operations in the development of textbook, teacher’s manual, and laboratory manual from preproduction stage to PDF stage
? Developed proposals for improved, faster, and more efficient procedures in book development

Science Project Editor
Diwa Scholastic Press Incorporated, Makati City Philippines
October 2000 – July 2002
? Edited manuscripts and reviewed proofs to ensure that they conform to accepted rules of style and format
Ensured that textbooks and teacher’s manuals conform to learning competencies required by the Department of Education; coauthored a textbook and teacher’s manual for secondary school biology; ensured that edits and changes were executed properly; conceptualized illustrations and performed photo research; contributed articles to grade school and secondary school science magazines; addressed comments of reviewers; coordinated with editors, layout and graphic artists and contributed ideas for layout, content presentation, and other elements of the book; performed flats reading
? Supervised and oversaw all operations in the development of textbook, teacher’s manual, and laboratory manual from the preproduction stage to the camera-ready-copy and blueprints stage
? Served as facilitator in the company’s series of seminars titled Diwa Textbook Educators’ Forum
? Developed proposals for improved, faster, and more efficient procedures in book development

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Activities
• Member and active participant/volunteer of various activities conducted by different environmental NGOs such as Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) Haribon Foundation, and Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, HOPE Worldwide Singapore, and Central Nature Reserve (Singapore)
• Organized mountain-climbing activities with friends and colleagues while sharing the importance of protecting and conserving the environment
• Coordinated with other campus organizations for a series of tree-planting activities and cleanup drives

Seminars attended
Microsoft Word 2007 Basic and Intermediate Training Course
Singapore Academy of Law
25 June 2009

Microsoft Office Specialist–Access 2003
New Horizons Computer Learning Centre of Singapore
23–25 February 2009
ISO 9001:2000 Awareness Training
Asiatype Incorporated
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
03 and 05 April 2006 ISO 9001:2000 Internal Audit Training
Asiatype Incorporated
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
24–25, 28–29 August 2006,
17 February 2007

Intensive English Program
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
April–May 2005 Ascent to Quality Mountain
(Seminar on Quality and Management)
Faith School, Batangas City, Philippines
17–18 February 2002

Workshop on Laboratory Techniques
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
6, 13, 20, and 27 January 2001 Editors’ Forum
DAP Philippines
Tagaytay City, Philippines
30 November 2000

Seminars conducted
Heart Clots
4 March 2000
University of the Philippines
Baguio City, Philippines Coral Bleaching
12 September 1999
University of the Philippines
Baguio City, Philippines
Undergraduate course work:
Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology, Limnology, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Plant Anatomy, Plant Taxonomy, Animal Physiology, Cell Biology, Embryology, Vertebrate and Invertebrate Zoology, Genetics; General Biology (Botany and Zoology)

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science Major in Biology, 1996 – 2000
University of the Philippines
Baguio City, Philippines

References available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Outdoor Photography
Editing