Kevin Walsh

Freelance Copywriter & Proofreader

Location:Queens Village, New York, United States
2 Skills
40-01 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11363
Home: (347) 235-4360;



Detail oriented proofreader with expert knowledge of standard proofreaders' marks.
A keen eye for content, grammar, accuracy and consistency. Ability to meet tight
deadlines without sacrificing quality.


Publishers Clearing House, Port Washington, NY
Proofreader and copy editor, February 2006-March 2011
• Responsible for quality control, checking prices and promotional content for accuracy
• Copy edited and corrected the work of copywriters

Harris Publications, New York, New York
Proofreader and copy editor, October 2005-May 2006
• Copy edited and corrected the work of copywriters

Advertex Communications Inc., Macy’s, New York, NY
Copywriter, April 2000-October 2004
• Wrote, developed and assisted in the design of advertisements in the bedding, furniture, housewares and rug departments in Macy’s, New York City’s largest department store.
• Produced both direct mail ads and newspaper ads, requiring quick turnarounds and accuracy.
• Conceptualized new product promotions including slogans and taglines.
• Copy edited and corrected the work of other writers.

Prior Experience

Publishers Clearing House, Port Washington, NY
Copywriter and graphic designer, July 1992-November 1999

Center For The Media Arts, New York, NY
Typesetter/graphic designer; assistant instructor. August 1991-April 1993.

ANY Phototype, New York, NY
Typesetter/graphic designer/copy editor, May 1988-November 1991.

Photo-Lettering, Inc., New York, NY
Proofreader/typesetter, March 1982-May 1988

Freelance/Related Experience

Queens Publishing Corp., Bayside, NY
Mechanical artist/copy editing, May 1996-May 2009
• Produced layouts, design advertisements and write headlines for twelve regional newspapers, including the Flushing Times, Bayside Times, and Little Neck Ledger.

Forgotten New York web site
Writer, editor and photographer, March 1998-present
• Conceived, wrote, designed and produced the website, Forgotten NY (, dedicated to the unusual or 'forgotten' remnants of New York City life in days past: ancient advertising, trolley tracks, old signage, waterfalls in the Bronx, farms in Queens, and much more. Produced all photography for the website. It has been reviewed favorably by various media, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Daily News, NY1 and WCBS Radio. Created using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe GoLive.

In 2006 HarperCollins published my book based on the Forgotten NY website.

MusicTrax, Ltd., Northridge, CA
Researcher/writer, 1997-present
• Research pop music data and write content for a new music database for radio professionals and music
collectors, MusicTrax, Ltd., ( set to be released in mid-2005.


Center For The Media Arts, New York, NY
Intensive program in all areas of graphic arts.

St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
BA Sociology. Edited school newspaper, The Voice.

Technical Skills

Apple Power Macintosh G4. Software: QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe GoLive, Adobe PageMill, Microsoft Word, WordPress. Cameras: Canon PowerShot S1-IS; Olympus D490
Skills (2) Rating