Michael Hodge 519-***-****
Copy Editor/Proofreader with 15 years’ experience, offering expert attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a passion for flawless copy.
Experienced in editing and proofreading customer-facing material; correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammar; improving clarity, readability, and jargon; identifying and reconciling inconsistencies in branding, style, tone, and messaging.
SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:
Chicago Manual of Style
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Adobe software
Ability to quickly adapt to and implement house style
Lombardi Publishing Corporation, Toronto, ON 2007–Present
Managing Editor, Newsletters
Copy editing (in Word) and proofreading (in PDF) all weekly and monthly newsletter submissions in the Financial, Health, and Business Opportunity categories.
Rewriting copy for clarity as needed.
Working with the design department to implement photo selection and proof corrections.
Scheduling newsletter content monthly for a team of 10 writers and 45 publications.
Crabtree Publishing Company, St. Catharines, ON 2005–2007
Editing text, selecting photos, and commissioning illustrations for children’s books.
Sourcing and enlisting consultants.
Thomson Carswell, Toronto, ON 2003–2005
Copy editing and proofreading manuscripts.
Communicating with authors, researchers, and printers as needed.
The Dundurn Group, Toronto, ON 2003
Copyediting fiction and nonfiction manuscripts.
Proofreading press releases, letters, catalogue copy, etc.
Other duties as requested, including author correspondence, awards submissions, unsolicited-manuscript correspondence, participating in a weekly production meeting, and assisting the publicity department in writing press releases and contacting authors.
Centennial College, Toronto, ON
Certificate: Book and Magazine Publishing Post-Graduate Program
University of Western Ontario
Minors: Philosophy, History
Fanshawe College, London, ON
Certificate: General Arts & Science