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Andrew Hershberger

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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More than seven years designing pages at a newspaper with a circulation of 50,000-plus, during which time I helped oversee a major stylistic redesign project. Six years experience with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator and a decade with Adobe Photoshop, as well as another four years experience with Quark Xpress. Mastery of software across the Macintosh, Windows and Linux platforms.

Bachelor of Arts, Professional Writing, Minor Degree in Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., May 2004

Digital content administrator at The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, Ind., October 2011-current
Send and format printed stories to the website and associated social media sites as needed (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Make news judgment decisions about placement and coverage for late-breaking news events.

Page designer at The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, Ind., May 2004-October 2011
Design the front page of the newspaper five days a week, coordinating photographs and stories, writing headlines, creating graphics, editing copy and creating eye-catching (and award-winning) layouts on a deadline.
Attend daily news budget meetings, where I help craft the news coverage priorities and then put those priorities in practice through communication across the newsroom and into the advertising and marketing departments.
Administer the Web component of the newspaper, processing our print stories for Web display and adding photos, videos and graphical accompaniment.

Night supervisor/designer at The Purdue Exponent, West Lafayette, Ind., Sept. 2003-May 2004
Supervised the evening copy editing, production, design and late reporting at the Purdue student newspaper.
Got involved in nearly every aspect of producing a daily product, from helping reporters write effective leads to editing stories, from processing and editing photographs to designing pages, from monitoring the news wire for breaking news to helping prepare the press for a night’s printing.

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Open Office; expertise with Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems
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