Laura Sarasqueta

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Chandler, Arizona, United States
2 Skills

To expand my knowledge and experience in the publishing industry by using my freelance skills to offer my clientele a unique perspective on editing, proofreading, rhetoric, and layout


University of Florida May 6, 2008
• Bachelor of Arts in English
• Degree emphasis on professional writing
• Double minor in Business Management and Education
• GPA: 3.68/4.00


Global Underwater Explorers (GUE): Freelance Editor 3/2007 to Present

• Edit technical and scientific articles and recreational special-interest pieces for GUE’s quarterly journal, Quest, distributed worldwide to GUE members
• Work with co-editors and authors, many of whom have a first language other than English
• Edit company documents such as calendars, marketing and publicity pamphlets, merchandise catalogs, instructional PowerPoint presentations, and student-diver handouts

Venice Magazine: Contributing Writer/Assistant Editor 3/2009 to Present

• Write full-length articles, including health and beauty, food, and restaurant reviews
• Edit and proofread articles at all stages, checking for grammar, layout, and rhetoric

University Press of Florida: Freelance Proofreader 12/2008 to 11/2010

• Proofread educational, historical, and recreational book manuscripts as the final step before publication, looking for grammatical, layout, consistency, and bibliographical errors, using the Chicago Manual of Style

What’s Happening Publications & Promotions: Purchasing Manager/Editorial Assistant 8/2008 to 11/2010

• Co-edit and write content for What’s Happening’s college-geared magazine, Campus Talk, distributed monthly in Tallahassee, Orlando, Gainesville, and Tampa, as well as for What’s Happening’s blog
• Research, place, and keep track of promotional orders placed with What’s Happening’s promotions department
• Handle administrative duties, such as answering phones, filing, and customer complaints

University Press of Florida: Publicity Assistant/Editorial Intern 8/2006 to 5/2008

• Write and edit review and blurb solicitations, press releases, inserts, and publicity announcements for upcoming titles
• Edit, copy edit, and do editorial cleanups of front matter, body, and back matter of manuscripts
• Alphabetize indices and compare documents using Microsoft Word

Additional Current Experience

• Write SEO articles and edit and proofread marketing materials, including websites, for Firefly Worldwide, a marketing company based in Orlando, FL
• Edit, re-structure, and proofread white papers, masters and doctorate theses, and peer-reviewed articles on an individual basis


• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access); use Word’s Track Changes feature for all computer editing and standard editorial notations for hand editing and proofreading
• PC and Mac
• Have, and am familiar with, Adobe Creative Suite

References are available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing