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Proofreader & Copy Editor

Smithtown, NY
April 17, 2020

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Hauppauge, New York *****

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Professional Summary

Deadline-driven copy editor with an eye for detail and a demonstrated history of success ensuring accuracy and consistency across copy and design. Excels at conducting research, checking facts, maintaining brand voice and tone, and adhering to house style guidelines. Skilled at fine-tuning pieces across all media to publish error-free content.

Areas of expertise include:

Copy Editing


AP Style

Research & Fact-Checking

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)


Timeliness & Accuracy

Tonality & Content Flow

Brand Voice & Consistency

Career Highlights

1.Implemented a proofreading database for departmental use in reviewing content at NBTY, improving accuracy and ensuring consistency across all branded materials.

2.Spearheaded the proofreading process within the advertising department at NBTY, alerting the brand teams to any potential legal problems in the review of print ads and digital pieces.

3.Proofread marketing and sales documents at varying stages of their lifecycles at Calico Cottage, diligently catching errors and fine-tuning first drafts, revisions, and final versions until they were ready to print or publish.

Professional Experience

Calico Cottage, Inc. – Senior Copywriter

Amityville, New York, 2016 – 2019

Meticulously researched, wrote and edited marketing copy from concept through completion for the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of fudge ingredients and equipment. Provided daily support to the Sales, Customer Service, and Human Resources departments by creating and copy editing customer-facing and internal communications within tight project deadlines. Wrote and proofread content for landing pages, emails, newsletters, and direct mail.


Created a series of lead generation email templates for the Sales team, which more than doubled the number of leads from 2018 to 2019.

Wrote and edited over 300 pages for the new company website, utilizing SEO to boost Google keyword ranking.

Consistently achieved on-time completion of all deliverables for company website relaunch, navigating obstacles and solving problems along the way.

NBTY, Inc. – Copywriter & Copy Editor

Ronkonkoma, New York, 2004 - 2016

In consecutive roles within the Nutrition Research and Advertising departments, translated complex nutritional subject matter into concise, easily digestible copy. Wrote and copy edited consumer-facing content on the topics of health and wellness, beauty, aromatherapy, and nutritional supplements for print and digital pieces.


Proofread the company handbook (100+ pages) for redistribution to over 1,000 employees, and was awarded the “Associate of the Month” honor upon its successful on-time completion.

Wrote, copy edited, and performed regulatory analysis for branded materials across Nature’s Bounty, Sundown, Pure Protein, MET-Rx, Puritan’s Pride, Vitamin World, and Osteo Bi-Flex brands to ensure FDA compliance.

Utilized search engine optimization to create consumer-friendly product descriptions for high-profile retailer websites like Amazon, CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Walmart, which contributed to increased sales.

Freelance Experience

The Nature’s Bounty Co. – Writer

Bohemia, New York

Talent Inc. – Writer

New York, New York

Kaspar Design – Copy Editor & Proofreader

Queens, New York

The Connecticut Post – Features Writer

Bridgeport, Connecticut


Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism

Fairfield University – Fairfield, Connecticut

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