Christine Dunn

Freelance Editor & Copywriter

Location:California, United States
Phone: 818.842.1429
2 Skills

Copy editor, copywriter, and production editor with more than 20 years of experience
Graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where coursework included graphics, photography, writing, and marketing
Experienced in publishing and media ranging from corporate projects to book publishing
Self-starter whose experience includes a variety of projects: Web sites, catalogs, magazines, public relations materials, packaging, books, marketing proposals, and journals
Detail-oriented and flexible professional who is very comfortable working on all types of documents from electronic to hard copy

Freelance Experience
DUNN WRITE EDITORIAL 1998 to present
Created Dunn Write Editorial to serve clients, ranging from a two-person ad agency to global corporations, on projects that varied from one day to multiyear. Projects for more than 40 clients range from Web sites to reference books to computer manuals.

Select Freelance Clients Microsoft Corporation, Rayolux, Kendall Ross, Watts and Associates, POPstick, Ascentium, Cambridge University Press, Siemens Corporation, Disney Online, Landor Associates, Miller Freeman Publications, Marcel Dekker, Team One, Elsevier Science, Experience Music Project, Hadley Green, Women In Film, Bozell Worldwide, UCLA, Gulf Publishing, TechBooks, Fitch, Vajen Management Group

Complete freelance project list available on request.

Los Angeles CA
Senior Editor (part-time) 2009 to present
This position combines the two part-time positions that I have held at UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center. From September 2009 through September 2010 this position was modified to include the responsibilities of the Book Review Editor: finding and assigning reviewers for books submitted by publishers to the quarterly American Indian Culture and Research Journal.

Assistant Editor (part-time) 2007 to 2009
Responsible for finding and assigning reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the quarterly American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Each manuscript must be reviewed by three reviewers and approved by at least two before the manuscript can be accepted for publication. Search for potential reviewers for the journal.

Copy Editor (part-time) 2006 to 2009
Copy edits articles and book reviews for the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Responsible for exchange ads for the journal and worked as production editor and copy editor on annual AISC calendar. Copy editor for various AICS documents including programs, reviews, calendars, and flyers.

Seattle WA
Senior Editor Lead June 1998 to October 1998
In December 1997, assumed responsibility of the day-to-day operational needs of a six-person editorial department while maintaining the duties of a senior editor. Promoted to department head in June 1998. Additional tasks included managing job assignments and scheduling for copy and production editors, providing intermediary services between higher management and employees, and representing the department at managerial meetings. Primary contact for electronic production, project coordination, account management, design, and writing departments. Also, reviewed and approved time sheets, helped to solve daily concerns, and supervised distribution of workload. Reviewed work of freelance editors for consistency of style and knowledge of client product. Reported directly to executive director of production.

Senior Editor November 1997 to October 1998
In addition to responsibilities as production editor, contributed to the editorial department’s overall participation in the studio, helped to resolve many daily style and legal discrepancies, developed editorial tools, and made difficult judgment calls when necessary. Handled managerial responsibilities when the managing editor was unavailable. Led style-guide meetings. Participated on Landor Safety Committee (co-chairperson).

Production Editor January 1996 to October 1998
Responsible for production editing on mechanicals and bluelines in accordance with the client’s style guides and brand to guarantee all pieces are free of errors, and all text and design elements are placed properly. Worked closely with electronic production artists and copy editors. Coordinated and implemented training of all new production editors to ensure consistency in knowledge of the current templates and style guides as well as the mechanics and creative styles of the clients and internal departments. Clients include Microsoft, Continental Mills, Yakima Brewing, Tektronix, Corbis, and Haggen Stores.

New York NY
Production Editor February 1991 to September 1994
Involved in all aspects of production for up to ten technical/medical books at a time. Followed through on each book from concept to publication, including text design. Coordinated author, editor, compositor, and printer with in-house art, copy editing, and scheduling departments. Responsible for helping to develop up to forty books. Also, was proofreader on one of the math journals for the journals department.

Athens GA
Quality Control Proofreader January 1990 to February 1991

Embedded Systems Programming Magazine
San Francisco CA
Editorial Assistant August 1988 to August 1989

San Francisco CA
Assistant Editor December 1987 to July 1988

Book list available on request.
Education Master of Science Degree, Magazine Journalism
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication
Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, 1987
Catherine L. Covert Research Award, 1987: award for academic achievement in research writing

Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration
LeMoyne College, Syracuse NY, 1983

Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Exchange, Publisher, Internet Explorer, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Vista. I have experience with PCs and Macintosh computers.

Microsoft Vendor Program (MSVP) Selected for this program by Microsoft to join the 250 members certified through testing and application to work as writers and editors on a variety of Microsoft products and programs (1998–2005).
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