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Marketing Assistant

Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Posted:
November 18, 2018

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Joyce Godbold

ac7qgc@r.postjobfree.com 773-***-**** Linkedin.com/in/joyce-godbold-reviser

Copy Editor and Proofreader

Makes Sure that Creator-Envisioned Reality Is Error-Free

Collaborate with writers, print / web designers, and clients to confirm everyone has complete confidence in materials being sent for audience to view. Ensure each i is dotted and all t’s are crossed (pun intended). Scourer of written words and designs to weed-out typos, incorrect grammar, branding inconsistencies, as well as unclear and misleading statements.

Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press

Print Production and Onscreen Editing

Style- and Branding-Guideline Manuals

Digital Software Platform for Online Proofing, Workfront

Page Layout with InDesign

Industries: Advertising, Catalogues, Education, Medical, Supply Chain Consulting, Computer Hardware, and Non-Profits

Professional Experience

DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES, Riverwoods, IL

Marketing / Advertisement Proofreader 2010 - Present

Review 1K projects monthly, varying in complexity and sizes, for in-house marketing agency.

Built reputation as go-to resource for department on style guides as well as branding rules, copyrights, registration marks, and disclosures.

Trained freelancers and new employees on proofreading procedures and explained processes on how to avoid risk and compliance issues.

Ensured articles were proofread-compliant and legal and financial implications were addressed before work was sent to clients.

Noted for exceeding expected turnaround times, consistently receiving “that was fast” feedback and recognition.

Awarded with bravo points numerous times for excellence in meeting deadlines and achieving error-free materials.

Recognized with compliments, for calm professionalism and positive attitude, by balancing need to be client-centric but still supportive of team.

Helped in software facilitation of SharePoint and Workfront as member of implementation committee.

Freelancer, Various Advertising Agencies within Chicago, IL 2006 - 2009

Provided freelance proofreading and copy-editing services at The Marketing Store, New Control, Burrell Communications, Inc., and Ambrosi, Inc. across companies that included McDonald’s, True Value, Coca-Cola, Visa, and Sears.

Hired for additional work on Monopoly game and packaging with McDonald’s by ensuring annual report contained no errors, not even an out-of-place comma.

Improved quality of proofreading significantly in Sears advertising, navigating contract renewal.

Delivered quality control to agencies hesitant to hire proofreader, showing them value of happy clients, no longer complaining.

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GENERAL LEARNING COMMUNICATIONS, Northbrook, IL 2005 - 2006

Contract Copy Editor / Print Production Specialist

Provided expert copy-editing services to company with looming deadline and ill-prepared content.

Helped company, in middle of contract, to produce nursing and dental training manuals.

oCorrected disjointed text, written by several medical professionals, to make each manual appear as if single author was writer.

Requested for additional services for executing page layout in Adobe InDesign for teacher manuals.

Additional Related Experience

AMR RESEARCH, INC., Copy Editor / Senior Production Specialist

CAHNERS PUBLISHING COMPANY, Senior Production Editor

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY, Electronic Production Specialist

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER, Editorial Assistant

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Desktop Publishing Skills

Workfront, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint



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