Claud Leandro

Freelance Copywriter & Proofreader

Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 Skills
Work Experience

Copy Editor & Writer/Proofreader/Transcriber
Partial client list:
• Caribbean Media Enterprise, Claudron Productions (media)
• Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch (financial)
• Bristol Myers (pharmaceutical/medical)
• Doug Marlette, M.G. Lord (author)
• Grey Interactive; Kirshenbaum, Bond & Partners (direct mail/advertising)
• (online fashion magazine)
• Vantage Press (publishing)
• Weinberg & Weinberg (legal)

Radio Host/Producer, Script/News Writer/Copy Editor—Air America, One Caribbean Radio 97.9HD2
? Produce and present on-air news, talk and cultural formats
? Conduct remote live broadcasts
? Create, produce and voice advertisers’ radio commercials
? Copy edit marketing material and commercials
? Evaluate and edit programs for broadcast

Copy Editor/Proofreader—Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
? Edit/proofread proposals, legal and financial documents for accuracy, grammar, content, comprehension, punctuation and spelling
? Edit, proofread and format documents, graphics and slide shows for style, color consistency and aesthetics
? Supervise and coordinate work flow and distribution to meet strict deadlines
? Assist foreign-language bankers with English translation and correct grammatical usage

Copy Editor & Writer—New York Newsday
? Edited, researched and fact checked editorials, opinion pieces and letters to the editor
? Wrote opinion articles for publication
? Conducted, transcribed and edited audio interviews for publication

Transcriber/Captioning Editor—Soundwriters
? Transcribed movie and TV dialogue for closed captioning
? Edited and formatted completed transcripts using proprietary software

Education and Certification

Radio & Television Broadcast and Production—Center for the Media Arts (New York)
Media Ecology: Studies in Communication—University of Guyana (Guyana, South America)
English Language—Royal Society of Arts (Guyana, South America)
Effective Speaking & Human Resources—Lake Consulting & Training Agencies (Antigua, W.I.)

•Strong Editing, Writing, Communication & Transcribing Skills •Computer Literate •Proficient in Microsoft Word •Advanced Knowledge of AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style •Dictaphone & Audio Editing Skills •Type 65+ wpm
• Member, Orphans International •Published Poet/Playwright •Stage Director/Performer
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