To obtain a copy editor or proofreader position in the Phoenix area or nationwide telecommuting.
Analytical and detail-oriented professional with effective written and oral communication skills. Proficient working online—developing, posting, updating and editing content. Strong proficiency using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Extensive experience in the corporate environment with ability to multitask and work independently.
OES-Yaeb via oDesk Corporation
PT Online Editor (contract), 3/2013-Present
•Edit articles according to company style guide and AP style; ensure grammatical and mechanical correctness as well as clarity.
•Manage a group of writers and track their progress against weekly deadlines.
PetSmart SSG, Marketing, via The Creative Group
Copy Editor/Proofreader (contract), 3/2013
•Edited marketing style guide ensuring grammatical and mechanical correctness.
OES-Aidan via oDesk Corporation
Online Editor (contract), 11/2012-3/2013
•Ensured articles were formatted to set template and markdown’s syntax was correct.
•Edited articles according to company style guide and AP style; ensured grammatical and mechanical correctness as well as clarity.
PetSmart SSG, Branding & Packaging, via Aquent Staffing
Copy Editor/Proofreader (contract), November 2012 to December 2012
•Reviewed packaging proofs against product specs to ensure correctness and accuracy, as well as to ensure style was appropriate for specific brand or product category. Also edited for grammar and spelling.
•Reviewed and edited assembly and installation instructions for product correctness, grammar, format and spelling.
Her Game Life (http://www.hergamelife.com)
Editorial Internship – August 2012 to October 2012
•Reviewed and edited bloggers’ online posts according to AP style and posted to appropriate category. Application used was WordPress.
•Provided weekly story ideas to bloggers.
Intel Corporation – Santa Clara, CA; Chandler, AZ
February 1987 to January 2012 – Retired
Last position: Project Manager, Intel Learning & Development, 2006-2012
Responsibilities and accomplishments included but not limited to:
•Online communications – Developed, posted, updated and edited website content (using Documentum) for several programs in accordance with internal format and style requirements. Content included policies, procedures and FAQs.
•Written communications – Created and edited communications, including PowerPoint presentations, in accordance with internal format and style requirements as well as intended audience.
•Budget and analysis – Planned/forecasted budgets for two programs. Tracked monthly spending against budget and reported discrepancies.
•Bachelor of Science, Information Technology; University of Phoenix No Cal; 2005
•Certificate in Copyediting; University of California San Diego; 2012
•Certificate in Journalism; University of Massachusetts Amherst; 2010
American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)