Freelance picture researcher and proofreader with over 12 years experience in the acquisition, selection, and production of images for educational publications. Founded historical stock imagery agency. Highly skilled at all aspects of obtaining audiovisual content, including: negotiating license fees; obtaining permissions; and determining copyright status. Creative and thorough researcher with special prowess in identifying cost-effective historical imagery. Using knowledge of metadata standards, designed in-house archival database, and online storefront. Prior to launch of freelance business and stock agency, managed high-pressure 10-person art department of an educational publishing company. Provided content for print and web products while managing acquisitions budget of over $1 million. Administered database of corporate audiovisual assets. Experienced in performing photo production work in Photoshop, including scanning, resizing, and light retouching. Responsible for writing, fact checking, and proofreading captions, drawing on education in the humanities, and knowledge of in-house, Chicago, and AP style guides. Prior to working in publishing industry, held administrative jobs with responsibilities such as: creating and designing presentations and documents for a university research group; and, performing image research, copyediting, and proof-reading tasks for a book on wind energy. Proficient, or competent, in using the following programs: Photoshop, MS Office, Extensis Portfolio, 4D, PageMaker, and FileMaker. Received a B.A. degree in International Affairs, with subsequent coursework in economics and statistics. Ongoing education includes online classes in proofreading and copyediting. Member of the American Society of Picture Professionals, the Rocky Mountain Publishing Professionals Guild, and the Editorial Freelancers Association.