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Marc Sichel

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Connecticut, United States
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I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader with 20+ years of experience primarily in the newspaper industry. Since becoming a freelancer I have copy edited and proofread more than 18 books for a Connecticut book and magazine publisher. My resume is below.
Marc E. Sichel
Copy Editor and Proofreader with varied experience
in news, sports, features, magazines, headlines, and photos

25 years’ experience in the publishing industry in proofreading, copy-editing, editing, and operations
Excellent proofreading skills
Accustomed to working with diverse groups under tight deadlines
Experience in acquisition and integration of diverse publications
Creative, motivational team player


The Taunton Press, The Litchfield County Times, Housatonic Times, Brookfield Journal, Bethel Beacon, Kent Good Times Dispatch, Litchfield Enquirer, Fairfield County Life, Passport Magazine

The Litchfield County Times is a regional paper that supports the greater Litchfield market with information, stories and advertising. Well respected and award winning weekly newspaper with circulation of over 17,000; also supported additional publications noted above.

Copy Editor 1993 to present
Responsible for Op-Ed page, letters to the editor, obituaries, business notes, and real estate transfers
Assumed the role of Managing Editor as needed
Performed similar functions on monthly magazine (LCT), quarterly magazine (Passport), copy-edited sister newspaper, (The Housatonic Times)
Responsibilities included a diverse range of articles (feature stories, sports, fashion, features, health)
Assisted management and supported the successful integration of the New Milford Times and the LCT
Managed Operations, produced publication and maintained publishing schedules as needed
Coordinated the conversion to InCopy, InDesign programs
Wrote feature stories for LCT magazine and contributed to column in sister quarterly magazine, Fairfield County Life
Edited stories for Litchfield County Times, LCT magazine, Housatonic Times
Wrote headlines for entire publication
Wrote press releases and business notes
Collaborated with editorial and production teams to meet publication schedules and deadlines
Assumed Senior Editor responsibilities
Managed Op-Ed page; edited, organized, and planned stories
Litchfield County Times sold to Journal Register Company; in addition to previous duties, took over Obituaries (rewrote in our style) and Letters to the Editor
Used AP and New York Times styles, exclusively utilized at LCT

Proofreader 1986-1993

Proofread and copy-edited successor of New Milford Times, Housatonic Times
Proofreader and organizer for 5 other publications on production day


B.A., American Civilization, Anthropology concentration, Lafayette College, PA

Additional Skills

Windows platforms, MS Word, Quark Express, InCopy, InDesign
Musician, songwriter, poet
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