JIm Stevenson

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Naugatuck, Connecticut, United States
2 Skills

July 17, 2011

Dear Prospective Client;

Currently a post-secondary English Instructor, I have been teaching English at both universities and business schools since 2001. During that time, I have gained much experience in teaching English grammar, writing, composition, and literature, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching English as it relates to proofreading, copy editing, and other developmental skills and practices in both academic and professional writing.

In addition, I also have more than ten years of professional editorial experience. From 1986 until 1997, I held various editorial jobs from copy consultant to publications editor. While these jobs differed in terms of managerial responsibities, they all required the same fundamental skills necessary to successful and effective editing: accurate proofreading, copy editing, and styling. I am also familiar with the MLA, ABA, and Chicago publishing styles and have many other English writing, grammar, and composition reference books on my book shelves at home.

If these skills are of interest to you, please let me know how I can help you. My resume should follow this letter for your further consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Jim Stevenson


Jim Stevenson
85 Aetna Street
Unit #12
Naugatuck, CT 06770
(203) 632-5594

OBJECTIVE: Obtain an online proofreading, copy editing, or English writing and editing instructor or tutorial position.


San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA.
MA (English) 1993.

Certified to Teach College Composition, 1986.

State University of New York
Plattsburgh, NY.
BA (English and Art) 1977.


English Instructor (2002-Current)
The Sawyer School
Hamden, CT.

Responsibilities: Plan and instruct classes in business writing, grammar, editing, and proofreading for business and medical students. Tutor students in writing, editing, and grammar as necessary.

Adjunct English Professor (2001-2006)
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT.

Responsibilities: Planned and instructed undergraduate courses in English literature, grammar and composition. Also planned and instructed graduate writing and editing classes for ESL business students. Also tutored students in the university writing and editing lab.

Publications Editor (1996-1997)
The International Trademark Association
New York, NY.

Responsibilities: Proofread, copy edited, and managed the editorial production of several manuscripts for commercial publication.

Project Editor (1993-1995)
Oceana Publications
Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Responsibilities: Proofread, copy edited, and coded for publication several manuscripts for commercial publication.

Copy Consultant (1987-1992)
Bancroft-Whitney Company
San Francisco, CA.

Responsibilities: Proofread, copy edited, indexed, and coded California Supreme and Appllate Court cases for commercial publication.

SALARY: Competitive but negotiable.
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