Gail M. Gary
Freelance/Temporary Copyeditor and Proofreader
March 30, 2009 to present
Freelance Copyeditor. Provide copyediting services to the Biophysical Journal and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Edit for style compliance, examine for eXtyles (XTML) coding compliance, and rewrite foreign English as needed for international writers using MS Word. Supply fast turnaround on deliverables. Edit and set equations using MathType 6.6.
August 12, 2002 to March 27, 2009
Dartmouth Journal Services, The Sheridan Group, Orford, New Hampshire, and Waterbury, Vermont
Science Copy Editor (Copyeditor, Senior Copyeditor). Copyedit articles for the Biophysical Journal for compliance with style, Standard American English, and readability. Rewrite for grammar or punctuation problems encountered in manuscripts by foreign authors. Compose queries to authors regarding content, wording, and consistency in the presented science. Apply CSE editorial standards and Biophysical Journal style rules. Review figure and legend content; typeset complex table data. Typeset large equations using MathType 5.0. Format, code, and tool manuscripts for final typesetting in India, using eXtyles. Troubleshoot, anticipate, and eliminate problems to reduce added costs and delays in typesetting. Assist Production Editor with issue closing: proofreading of frontmatter, backmatter, advertising pages, table of contents, and index.
June 5, 2002 to August 9, 2002
Reuters Health International, New York, New York
Medical Copy Editor. Freelance, on-site interim position copyediting and styling health news stories for same-day upload on Reuters Health online wire service, using AMA and house-style rules.
May 6 to May 24, 2002
LeJacq Communications, Darien, Connecticut
Medical Copy Editor. On-site interim position to cover overflow article work. Using AMA and house style, copyedit and style articles, clinical trial reviews, and commentaries for Cardiovascular Reports & Reviews, Preventive Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure, and American Journal of Sports Medicine.
October 2000 to December 2001
Reuters Health International, Westport, Connecticut
Medical Copy Editor. Proofread, fact-check, and style medical and consumer news stories for Reuter’s online newswire service, using AMA style rules. Very fast turnaround. Re-write of story material for delivery to managing editor from foreign stringers. Search AP, US Newswire, and PR Newswire for health-related news leads.
November 1996 to September 2000
Reach Marketing, Inc., Westport, Connecticut
Commercial Proofreader and Coupon Copywriter. Proofing of online material for company and client websites. Proofread point-of-sale materials, proposals, and confidential company documents. Writing assistance to copywriter. Writing coupons to client and industry legal standard. Technical writing and editorial assistance to Project Managers in preparation of client sales force field manuals. Online research for promotional campaigns and pitch ideas for sales team. Extensive use of MS Word 98 for design and creation of encrypted forms for client requirements in ASM program executions and customized form samples for sales presentations.
April 1995 to October 1996
Copernicus, Westport, Connecticut
Manager, Network & Technology. Managed daily operations of Novell 3.12 network. Transitioned company from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95. Introduced Microsoft Mail email system and brought Internet research and access principles in-house. Provided technical support in Word 7.0 and PowerPoint 5.0 as well as assembling presentations and proposal documents in these softwares. Introduced high-end color printer and color presentation design. Proposal writing. Edited and proofread documents.
September 1991 to July 1994
Gardner Merchant (now part of Marriott Corporation), Trumbull, Connecticut
Word Processing Supervisor/Desktop Publisher. Design, creation, and proofreading of brochures, flyers, promotional materials, and forms. Document delivery of custom proposals, sales brochures, marketing and corporate presentations, slides and internal newsletters. Used PageMaker 6.0, Quark Express 3.3, Persuasion 2.1, WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.0 and Word 6.0 for Windows, scanning equipment and graphics for document enhancement and layout. Designed, edited, and wrote for Out in Left Field Without a Glove, the Gardner Merchant softball team newsletter.
March 1983 to October 1990
Real Decisions Corporation (now part of Gartner Group), Darien, Connecticut
Word Processing Supervisor, Word Processing Specialist, Editorial Assistant. Varied supervisory and technical support duties. WordPerfect 5.0 software training of all new hires, with technical support in all company software. Computer documentation specialist for proprietary software product. Marketing and sales support, creating formats for everything from slide presentations and industry newsletters to sales materials, proposals, and executive correspondence.