Lisa Mauch

Freelance Content Writer & Editor

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Location:Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lisamauch
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Lisa J. Mauch
429 Missouri Ave. Apt. 6, Cincinnati, OH 45226
513.535.1504 (c) • 513.533.0084 (h) • lmauch@cinci.rr.com

Summary
Copy editor with desire and ability to deliver a product that is free from spelling errors, typos and grammar pitfalls. Well-versed in Associated Press style with a passing familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style. Proven ability to work with a team, meet deadlines and provide amiable customer service.

Community Press newspapers 2011
Reporter in editorial department. Responsibilities include:
• Writing about news, people and subjects of local interest in Clermont County.
• Covering events in the Clermont community and posting photo galleries online.

Community Press newspapers 2003- 2011
Presentation editor in pagination department. Responsibilities include:
• Assured page layout was visually interesting and used space optimally for increased readability.
• Edited stories and headlines on the page for length and clarity. Rewrote as necessary.
• Assured press deadlines were met so papers were printed on schedule. Checked final proofs before sending them to the press room.
• Checked for accuracy in facts, grammar, spelling and Associated Press style to present newspapers in
professional manner to readers.
• Edited religion, food and consumer columnists; posted columns to the web to expand readership. Acted as
liaison between the public and columnists.
• Helped edit press releases and reader-submitted stories and photos for print and web to assure professional journalism standards were met.
• Wrote stories for the regional Life sections to promote local arts, events, sports, history and people.
• Shot photographs of community events to create online galleries as well as photo spreads in the paper.

Xavier University

1999-2003
Assistant editor in the university’s office of marketing and public relations. Responsibilities included:
• Researched ideas and wrote stories for the alumni magazine Xavier.
• Wrote and edited for other in-house marketing publications to promote Xavier to potential students and donors.
• Supervised student worker in publication of faculty/staff newsletter to help disseminate relevant campus in formation in a timely manner.
• Wrote, organized and posted campus news stories to the web to make sure readers were seeing a fresh page every day on the Xavier site.

CityBeat newspaper 1996-1999
Copy editor for publication. Responsibilities included:
• Worked on special publications (i.e. Annual Manual, Dining Guide, Best of Cincinnati) for style and copy consistency to ensure quality of publications.
• Wrote feature stories and literary reviews to promote life in Cincinnati and author book signings at local bookstores.
• Assembled the weekly restaurant listings and wrote weekly food column called “The Dish” to keep readers apprised of restaurant openings and closings and other local culinary news.

Community Press newspapers 1997-1998
Editorial assistant for Equine Edition, a monthly publication for equestrian and horse-related businesses.
• Laid out pages for easy readability.
• Edited stories for AP style standards as well as grammar and spelling.
• Scanned photos and color corrected to ensure optimal quality for use in the paper.

Cincinnati Business Courier 2003
Free-lance contributor
• Wrote stories on local businesses for Growth Strategy and Real Estate sections.

Education
• Xavier University, Master of Arts in Humanities
• The University of Denver, Publishing Institute
• Miami University, Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism

Computer Skills
• Microsoft Word
• QuarkXpress
• Adobe Photoshop
• NewsEditPro IQue
• Saxotech
Lisa J. Mauch
429 Missouri Ave. Apt. 6, Cincinnati, OH 45226
513.535.1504 (c) • 513.533.0084 (h) • lmauch@cinci.rr.com

Summary
Copy editor with desire and ability to deliver a product that is free from spelling errors, typos and grammar pitfalls. Well-versed in Associated Press style with a passing familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style. Proven ability to work with a team, meet deadlines and provide amiable customer service.

Community Press newspapers 2003- Current
Presentation editor in newspaper’s pagination department. Responsibilities include:
• Assure page layout is visually interesting and uses space optimally for increased readability.
• Edit stories and headlines on the page for length.
• Assure press deadlines are met so papers are printed on schedule. Check final proofs before sending to press room.
• Check for accuracy in facts, grammar, spelling and Associated Press style to present newspapers in professional manner to readers.
• Edit religion, food and consumer columnists; post columns to the web to expand our readership.
Act as liaison between the public and columnists.
• Help edit press releases and reader-submitted stories and photos for print and web to assure professional journalism standards are met.
• Write stories for the regional Life sections to promote local arts, events, sports, history and people.

Xavier University 1999-2003
Assistant editor in the university’s office of marketing and public relations. Responsibilities included:
• Researched ideas and wrote stories for the alumni magazine Xavier.
• Wrote and edited for other in-house marketing publications to promote Xavier to potential students and donors.
• Supervised student worker in publication of faculty/staff newsletter to help disseminate relevant campus in formation in a timely manner.
• Wrote, organized and posted campus news stories to the web to make sure readers were seeing a fresh page every day on the Xavier site.

CityBeat newspaper 1996-1999
Copy editor for publication. Responsibilities included:
• Worked on special publications (i.e. Annual Manual, Dining Guide, Best of Cincinnati) for style and copy consistency to ensure quality of publications.
• Wrote feature stories and literary reviews to promote life in Cincinnati and author book signings at local bookstores.
• Assembled the weekly restaurant listings and wrote weekly food column called “The Dish” to keep readers apprised of restaurant openings and closings and other local culinary news.

Community Press newspapers 1997-1998
Editorial assistant for Equine Edition, a monthly publication for equestrian and horse-related businesses.
• Laid out pages for easy readability.
• Edited stories for AP style standards as well as grammar and spelling.
• Scanned photos and color corrected to ensure optimal quality for use in the paper.

Cincinnati Business Courier 2003
Free-lance contributor
• Wrote stories on local businesses for Growth Strategy and Real Estate sections.

Education
• Xavier University, Master of Arts in Humanities
• The University of Denver, Publishing Institute
• Miami University, Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism

Computer Skills
• Microsoft Word
• QuarkXpress
• Adobe Photoshop
• NewsEditPro IQue
• Saxotech

Journalism Awards
• Seven Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists awards
• Five Ohio Society of Professional Journalist awards
• Four Hometown Communication Award of Excellence awards
• One Cincinnati Editors Association award.

For a complete list, visit my LinkedIn page at www.linkedin.com/pub/lisa-mauch/15/442/ab4

Journalism Awards
• Seven Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists awards
• Five Ohio Society of Professional Journalist awards
• Four Hometown Communication Award of Excellence awards
• One Cincinnati Editors Association award.

For a complete list, visit my LinkedIn page at www.linkedin.com/pub/lisa-mauch/15/442/ab4
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing
Editing