Jillian J. Sheridan, Editor
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Software: Microsoft Office 2010, Sun StarOffice 7, Adobe Acrobat Professional 9
Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press Style
Freelance Editor/Writer Jillian J. Sheridan, Tucson, AZ. April 1995 to present.
Provide copy editing, proofreading, writing, and other editorial services on a contractual basis to various clients (book manuscripts, technical manuals, instructional materials, websites, articles, etc.).
Production Assistant Allen Press, Lawrence, KS. June 2006 to April 2008.
Prepared academic journals for publication. Worked with account managers, editors, and clients in processing revision proofs and digital files for production. Ordered color proofs, figure remakes, and ads when necessary. Checked bluelines for accuracy. Ensured adherence to FSC guidelines.
Proofreader/Copywriter SkillPath Seminars, Mission, KS. Nov.1999 to Oct. 2001.
Proofread documents for leading international corporate training company, including brochures, catalogs, workbooks, technical manuals, overheads, newsletters, bluelines, etc. Ensured ongoing accuracy of copyright information. Maintained database of international marketing brochures. Wrote marketing copy for website and catalogs.
Copy Editor Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI. April 1996 to Oct. 1998.
Edited copy, wrote headlines, cutlines and teasers, AP style, for daily Gannett newspaper (Circulation: 75,000). Responsible for layout of national and international news pages. Worked closely with compositors, platemakers, and desk editors to meet two nightly deadlines.
Proofreader Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI. Oct. 1995 to March 1996.
Proofread classified and display ads for grammar, graphics, and production errors. Developed advertising style guide for real estate agents as part of AdLink project.
Publicity Coordinator Creative Wellness, Inc., East Lansing, MI. Nov. 1994 to July 1995.
Coordinated publicity for holistic health center. Produced seasonal company newsletter. Wrote press releases, designed brochures and event fliers. Coordinated mass mailings.
Technical Reader Jillian J. Sheridan, Lansing, MI. July 1994 to June 1995.
Read, recorded and edited legal and technical documents. Performed office duties for public policy analyst with visual impairment.
Publicity Coordinator Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI. Nov. 1992 to Jan. 1994.
Supervised ongoing publicity of museum exhibits, events and fund-raisers for Michigan's leading public natural and cultural history museum. Wrote press releases and created media packages for statewide expositions. Wrote and directed televised promotional documentary. Served as managing editor of quarterly newsletter. Maintained mailing lists, and photo and news archives. Served as liaison between museum and state organizations. Represented museum on community arts committees.
Assistant Publicity Coordinator MSU Museum, East Lansing, MI. Aug. 1992 to Oct. 1992.
Assisted museum publicity coordinator. Wrote press releases and articles, proofread documents and coordinated press mailings.
Advertising Coordinator/Editorial Board Member NexusNews, Lansing, MI. Oct. 1991 to Oct. 1995.
Increased advertising clientele for bimonthly, community holistic health publication. Established ad adjustments and rates as necessary. Assembled listings for community calendar feature. Edited and adapted articles to publication guidelines.
Copy Editor Hartley Courseware, Dimondale, MI. May 1991 to Aug. 1991.
Edited and proofread educational software programs and documents. Evaluated and adapted editorial style to meet standards.
Skills and Other Experience
Agency work: Receptionist, A/R assistant, staffing coordinator, survey researcher, leasing agent.
Nonprofits: Education, cooperative housing; board of directors/committee work.
Media: Cable TV production, camera, audio, lighting, CG, VTR; basic audio engineering.
Leadership: Meeting facilitation, problem-solving, decision-making.
Languages: Speak, read, and write a little bit of Spanish.
Hobbies: Astrology, music, photography.
Bachelor of Arts in English, Michigan State University, May 2004
Creative Writing Emphasis
Additional Major: Anthropology