Renée Hirshfield

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Phone: 314-609-0042
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I am the go-to person when companies face work overloads and need editorial assistance that is timely, accurate and reasonably priced. As if my many years of editorial experience were not enough, I was named one of 10 winners in the 2011 National Punctuation Day Paragraph Contest.

RPH Communications, LLC: Manager, April 2009–Present
Freelance Writer and Editor, June 2006–April 2009
– Have provided writing, editing, and proofreading services to clients such as Edward Jones since 2006, first as a freelancer and then as a business owner.

United Way of Greater St. Louis: Communications Director, May 2003–May 2006
– Managed, wrote, edited, proofread and produced print communication projects such as annual reports, recognition books, board of directors orientation books, newsletters and brochures.

The Writing Company, St. Louis, MO: Manager of Writing Services, May 1992–April 2003
– Managed, wrote, edited, proofread and produced newsletters, brochures, manuals and reports for an array of companies, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.
– Researched and wrote sections of the St. Louis Multicultural Guide, a St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission publication. The Guide received the 1995 Bronze Quill Award of Excellence for Research and Writing from the St. Louis chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel and Hetlage, St. Louis, MO: Word Processing Supervisor,
November 1988–November 1991
– Supervised staff of three word processing specialists in providing documentation services to lawyers and secretaries throughout the firm.

American Paper Institute (API), New York, NY: Word Processing Supervisor, June 1987–June 1988
– Supervised three word processing specialists in the production of highly complex charts, tables and reports for various API departments.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York, NY: Proofreader, February 1983–March 1985; Word Processing Supervisor, April 1985–May 1987
– Began as a proofreader; soon promoted to lead proofreader on the midnight to 7 a.m. shift. Promoted again to weekend evening word processing supervisor, with responsibility for managing staff that grew from five regular employees to 15.
– Tracked and monitored timely, accurate production of complex corporate and litigation documents for more than 200 lawyers and their support staff; firm’s clients included IBM, Time Inc., and Texaco.

Frederick Fell Publishers, New York, NY: Assistant Editor, February 1981–January 1983
– Edited and proofread nonfiction manuscripts ranging from cookbooks to trivia compendiums.

The Psychological Corporation, New York, NY: Assistant Editor, June 1979–January 1981
– Edited and proofread testing materials geared for elementary school students.

– New York University, MA in Cinema Studies. Thesis published in Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Screenwriters, Vol. 26.
– Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), BS in Graphic Design/Communication Arts.
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