Kimberly Hawthorne

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

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Location:Urbana, Illinois, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/kimberlyhawthorne
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KIMBERLY HAWTHORNE
kimberlyrhawthorne@gmail.com

EDUCATION:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: B.S. Agricultural Communications/Journalism
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
Cumulative GPA: 3.91
Graduation date: May 2011
Institute for American Universities: Aix-en-Provence, France
January 2010 – May 2010

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT:
College of ACES News and Public Affairs | writer | September 2009 – present
Responsible for communicating news about Illinois 4-H youth clubs and University of Illinois Extension: write press releases; interview sources; copy edit for spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity and Associated Press style; develop and maintain media lists; promote events; aid in crisis management

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center | intern | May 2009 - July 2009
Created publication on community development from conception to completion: interviewed small business owners in Pentwater, Michigan; photographed interviewees and businesses; wrote articles on local business strategies; copy edited articles; designed publication using Adobe design software

ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Daily Illini, student newspaper at the University of Illinois | copy editor
September 2010 - present
Mother Nature Network, environmental news source | local reporter
July 2010 – December 2010
Champaign County Humane Society | weekly volunteer
June 2010 – August 2010
Tau Sigma Honors Society | member
January 2009 – present
Green Observer, student-run environmental newspaper | reporter
September 2008 – December 2008

HONORS AND AWARDS:
University of Illinois Dean's List: 2008, 2009

SKILLS:
Keen eye for editing
Microsoft Word tracking
AP style proficient
Basic skills in HTML, CSS, Adobe InCopy and InDesign
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Editing
Proofreading