Copy Editor, Producer, Writer, Proofreader
History of producing and writing stories for live newscasts, with special emphasis on copy editing.
Strong evidence of working well under mandatory time deadlines, with the ability to work independently or as a team player.
Copy Editor, Writer, Producer
CNN Headline News, Atlanta, GA, 1985-2010
Supervised staff of up to 10 writers to ensure accurate facts, correct fonts, and guarantee scripts were aired correctly. Worked under extreme deadlines. Helped writers who were not meeting the expectations of the network and managed all to get them to the best of their ability.
Attentive to detail, works well both independently and with teams.
Handles stressful situations well, and meets or exceeds deadline expectations.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Always willing to help teammates who are running behind.
Wrote news scripts to air over a 6-hour period and updated them in as little time as 30 seconds.
Produced 8-minute live newscasts that aired at the top and bottom of the hour.
Produced hour-long blocks of live content when there were holes in the schedule due to vacations or sickouts.
Freelance Proofreader and Editor
Proofread a variety of materials for various companies and clients. Among the items worked on were restaurant menus, resumes, manuscripts, cover letters, and advertisements.
Suggested edits in manuscripts to tighten and clarify details.
Corrected spelling on restaurant menus, ensured dishes were described perfectly, and prices were accurate.
Organizational and Comprehensive Reading and Writing
Basys, Avid, and Microsoft proficiency
Completion of Tasks Under Extreme Deadlines
Proficient in AP Stylebook newswriting
Supervision of Writing Team
Writing and Adapting News Scripts Under Tight Time Constraints
Managing timing of video and information clips
Producing breaking news events
Produced 30-minute newscasts seen by an international audience
Received DuPont, Emmy, and Peabody certificates for participation in coverage of September 11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Iraq War
Supervised and assigned work to writing teams.
Bachelor of Science in Radio/TV Communications
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
Concentrations in Music, Drama, English, Video News Production