Tegan Peterson

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Chico, California, United States
2 Skills
Career Objective: To find a position where I can contribute my copy editing and line editing skills and pursue my passion for working in the publishing industry.

• Superior editing and proofreading skills, with successful completion of many projects, including creating and editing chapbooks and working on a collaborative editing team for a book manuscript for the publisher Naturegraph.
• Strong work ethic
• Excellent communication skills – both written and oral.
• Highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to multitask and work independently.
• Superior command of the English language as well as excellent writing skills.
• Proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
• Experience with Adobe In-Design.
• Experienced in both Mac OSX and Windows.
• Knowledge of copyediting symbols and style sheets.
• Familiarity with The Copyeditor’s Handbook and Chicago Manual of Style.

California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Arts in English, May 2011
Dean’s Honor List – Fall 2010

Work Experience:

THE ORION, Chico, California August 2010- December 2010
• Edited opinion articles for a national award-winning weekly campus newspaper.
• Met tight weekly deadlines in fast-paced environment.
• Used AP style.
• Wrote and led critique with individual writers and established good relationships with writers.

BUSINESS VEHICLE ENTERPRISES, Chico, California May 2010-December 2010
Copyeditor/Writer Intern
• Wrote and edited articles for Ford Pros Magazine.
• Managed and organized content and layout of the magazine.
• Conducted interviews with industry professionals.
• Developed and implemented procedures for reviewing products and writing articles.
• Analyzed trends and seasonal impacts.

COMMUNITY SEEDS ECO MAGAZINE, Chico, California May 2010-September 2010
Editorial Intern
• Copyedited and proofread articles for an online magazine, www.communityseeds.com.
• Edited, created and reviewed layout designs, and checked live links on website.
• Wrote articles to be included in magazine.
• Conducted product research and participated in community outreach events.
• Conducted interviews.
• Learned about the magazine publishing process.
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