Paula Rekoon

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:San Francisco, California, United States
2 Skills
Fremont, CA 94536


As a highly skilled Proofreader and Editor, with extensive experience in the fields of publishing, printing, and advertising, et al., I am seeking a position that will allow for the most beneficial use of my skills in an employment, freelance, or contract position. has rated me as an “Expert” in both proofreading and editing and as such, I would be a valuable asset to any company or organization.


• Proofreading
• Editing (Copy and Substantive)
• Typesetting
• Rewriting
• Quality Control
• Proficient with both PCs and Macs
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Kodak Smart Review, Basecamp, KeyNote, The Chicago Manual of Style, and the AMA and AP style manuals
• Home office includes: WindowsXP, High-Speed Internet, Printer/Copier/Scanner, eFax, and Telephone


Editor and Proofreader
10/07 – Present
• Proofread and edit many types of material for the advertising agencies of Y&R (Young & Rubicam) and Swirl, the Creative Design Department of FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation), the Artwork and Packaging Department of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc., and the Print Production Department of The North Face, et al.
• Responsible for proofreading and copy editing ads for Y&R clients such as Chevron, Dell, and Blue Shield
• Proofread case studies, product sheets, fact sheets, white papers, and various collateral marketing materials for FICO using Adobe Acrobat
• Responsible for accuracy of patient information inserts, grammar, spelling, and adherence to style and regulatory requirements of other material for Abbott Diabetes Care
• Use Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat for editing
• Proofread and edit seasonal catalogs for The North Face using Adobe Acrobat and web-based software
• Proofread and edited presentation materials for a Mac developers’ convention, on-site and on a Mac, using KeyNote

RR Donnelley
10/04 – 09/07
• Responsible for coding, editing, and proofreading various financial documents including, but not limited to, Prospectuses, Annual Reports, Quarterly Reports, and all documents to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
• Clients included Genentech, Cisco Systems, Google, and Microsoft
• Responsible for accuracy and adherence to style and regulatory requirements throughout all phases of production
• Used Microsoft Word for editing and tracking changes, as well as other proprietary software programs for typesetting and data management
• Responsible for quality control of assigned projects
• Consistently met time-critical deadlines

Editing Services/Consulting
05/01 – 09/04
• Rewrote, copy edited, and proofread a novel
• Used style books to ensure consistency (e.g., The Chicago Manual of Style, AMA and AP style manuals)
• Checked manuscripts for accuracy and continuity
• Assisted writers with materials and deadlines needed for publishing
• Successfully developed schedules with authors to meet project deadlines

Harrison Wilson & Associates
A Healthcare Marketing Firm
05/99 – 04/01
• Edited, proofread, and formatted pharmaceutical companies’ ads, articles, abstracts, and other collateral materials that were created by internal copywriters, pharmaceutical writers, and creative designers
• Used AMA style manual as house style
• Used Microsoft Word to correct/revise documents on computer; reviewed hard copy as well
• Responsible for accuracy of grammar and spelling and adherence to style and regulatory requirements
• Commended for writing and editing content of an entire section of a client’s website
• Used PowerPoint to edit slides
• Responsible for final quality control review of completed projects


Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
B.S., Secondary Education – English
Skills (2) Rating