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Copy editor/Proofreader

London, ON, Canada
March 04, 2019

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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.


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

Content Editor

Copy editing and proofreading manuscripts.

Communicating with authors, researchers, and printers as needed.

The Dundurn Group, Toronto, ON 2003

Editorial Assistant

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

Major: English

Minors: Philosophy, History

Fanshawe College, London, ON

Certificate: General Arts & Science

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