Beth Scorzato

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 Skills
Hi! I'm Beth! My passions are comic books, sci-fi television, trashy novels, theatre and good stories no matter where they are told. I'm constantly driven to learn more and do more and share what I've learned with others. And that might make me a nerd, but I am proud to own that too. If you don't own your passions, how can you possibly spread passion to others? I have found my true passion in the art of the written word. I have been working in print design for eight years and editorial for ten years. I have a BA in Journalism and an MS in Book & Magazine Publishing. I love the digital world and the freedom is allows me to work with all kinds of people from all over the world as a freelancer. I want to work with YOU. Please contact me so we can discuss your next project and how I might help!

Pace University, New York, NY
Master of Science in Book & Magazine Publishing

Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in History

Work Experience

Paper Lantern Lit, Brooklyn, NY
Assistant & Managing Editor
*Continuation of duties from internship, as well as addition of being primary editor on two projects per year.
Managing Editorial and Web Intern – Paid
*Responsible for scheduling of all projects
*Proofread and copyedit proposals before creating final package to send to publishers
*Manage website, write blog content, monthly newsletter, and maintain social media connections
*Editorial development of manuscripts and outlines in all stages
*Shadow Editor on Popular Clone trilogy (MG, Egmont) and Dark Waters trilogy (YA, Philomel)

Marvel Comics, New York, NY
Editorial Intern – Special Projects/Trade Department
*Proofing, color retouching, reference scanning
*Coordinate with editorial, legal and sales departments for approval of materials

Pace University Press, New York, NY
Graduate Assistant
*Full scholarship to attend MS in Publishing Program
*Manuscript development, contract distribution, and copyedit input for all journals
*Typesetting and design of books in InDesign for all journals

ClikTru Internet Marketing Specialists/, Somers, NY
Paid Intern, Freelance Research and Analysis
*Conduct keyword research for search engine optimization
*Run tests and assess performance of client websites
*Research and development for ClikTru’s Social Network Marketing program

The Purchase Independent, Purchase College, NY
Managing Editor - 9/08-12/08
*Copyedit and review final proofs of weekly news magazine
*Work with advertisers to acquire ads
*Collaborate with Layout Editor on layout
*Collaborate with Executive Editor on content
*Collaborate with Print Manager to assemble 1000 issues weekly
Layout Assistant - 9/07-5/08
*Design and created ads, headers and specialty graphics in Photoshop
*Collaborate with Layout Editor to design magazine in InDesign
Reporter - 9/07-12/08

The Middletown/Cromwell Chronicle, Rocky Hill, CT
Intern, Freelance Reporter
*Design and create ads
*Work on layout of the paper in Quark and on mock-up boards
*Write articles, proofread, and copyedit for various sections including cover stories

Computer Proficiencies
Microsoft Office Suite • Photoshop • InDesign • Dreamweaver • Quark • HTML • CSS • SEO strategies
Skills (2) Rating