Marisa Bailey

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

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Location:Frankston South, Victoria, Australia
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/marisabailey
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Professional Profile:
I’m a professional freelance proof-reader with experience in book, brochure and catalogue proof-reading and editing. I offer quality work and a fast turnaround at a very competitive rate. My five years working in the Production department at Penguin Books has taught me excellent project management, proof-reading and editing skills.

Professional Experience:
Freelance Proof-reader
August 2010 - current
Responsibilities:
Proof-reading and editing of various catalogues, brochures and manuscripts, following house style and meeting strict deadlines.

Production Controller – Children’s Books
Penguin Books, Camberwell, Vic
August 2007 – August 2010

Responsibilities:
Co-ordinated the production of each project from the delivery of the manuscript to the finished product
Ensured deadlines were met
Proofed each stage of the manuscript and artwork for errors
Quality control
Ensured budgets were met and margins maintained
Organised and ran fortnightly team production meetings
Implemented, maintained and updated schedules
Liaised with printers, colour separation houses and typesetters as well as in-house staff

Production Assistant – Reprints
Penguin Books, Camberwell, Vic
March 2006 – July 2007
Responsibilities:
Co-ordinated the reprint of monochromatic and colour local and offshore titles
Ensured budgets were met and margins maintained
Proof-reading
Quality control
Ensured deadlines were met
Liaised with printers, colour separation houses and typesetters as well as in-house staff

Training and Recruitment Officer
National Hearing Care, Mulgrave
March 2003 – March 2006
Responsibilities:
Recruited staff for various positions within the company
Trained Customer Service Officers and Audiologists
Wrote the position descriptions, advertisements, training manuals and programs for each position
Facilitated Certificates III and IV in Customer Care
Travelled interstate regularly to interview prospective recruits and train existing staff

Education:
Currently completing a Master of Publishing and Editing at Monash University
Graduated in 2000 with a BA (Hons.) majoring in English Literature from Monash University
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Editing
Proofreading