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Project Editor

San Diego, CA
August 15, 2012

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*** ******* *****, *** *****, CA 92107

CELL: 619-***-****


March 2005–July 2012 Royall & Company Richmond, VA


Proofread and edited college admissions and college recruitment material for content, inconsistencies, grammar, spelling and style, including direct mail letters, brochures, applications, emails and other forms.

Worked closely, as part of a small team, with client institutions to determine their brand identity and make sure that came across in the finished product.

Used a variety of methods to proofread, from marking standard hard copy to using an electronic stylus for PDFs.

Created a standard style manual for intra-office use.

Helped develop a new, technology-based system for routing projects through the company, saving trees and time in the process.

Proofread college recruitment direct mail websites.

Interacted with art directors, copywriters, project managers and more on a daily basis across multiple departments to ensure project deadlines were met.

December 2001–February 2004 Journal of the American College of Cardiology San Diego, CA

Editorial Assistant

Interacted and corresponded with authors on a daily basis.

Handled all aspects of journal pre-production, from receiving and submitting new manuscripts on our online

system, to preparing manuscripts for production.

Proofread and scanned manuscripts for mistakes.

Worked closely with co-workers to ensure our tight weekly deadline was met.

Maintained daily office activities, including overseeing the catering for weekly meetings, filing manuscripts and

aiding authors with complex Internet queries.

Fall–Winter 2001 Freelance Copyeditor San Diego, CA

Freelance copyeditor

Copyedited a series of user-friendly medical books.

Worked closely with the author during major text changes.

April 2001–November 2001 USD School of Law Office of Alumni Development San Diego, CA

Executive Assistant

Contacted alumni for events and for donations.

Planned all aspects of major alumni events, such as Alumni Weekend.

Helped write, proofread and edit alumni newsletter.

Researched and booked sites for alumni activities.

Maintained alumni database.

Managed the student workers.

September 2000–January 2001 Arbor Publishing San Diego, CA


Proofread original and updated manuscripts of neurologists.

Made editorial changes in style and content of those manuscripts.

Helped in the process of creating a CD for publication.

Contacted authors when questions of content arose.

Fall 2000 [formula]PR San Diego, CA

Account Executive Intern

Assisted account executives with their clients.

Researched information on the Internet for trade shows.

Helped create designs for presentations.

Directed mass mailings.

Helped create and update databases.

Contacted various media sources on clients’ behalf.

Wrote press releases and other small pieces.

Spring 2000 San Diego Home and Garden Magazine San Diego, CA

Editorial Intern

Assisted editors in daily activities.

Researched and helped discover new and exciting restaurants.

Suggested ideas and wrote small articles.

Proofread and corrected nearly finished articles and sent to print.

Worked with Art Director and scanned and helped to choose photos.


1996–2000 University of San Diego San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Arts, English and History (double major).

Graduated with honors from the Dean.

2001 University of California San Diego Extension San Diego, CA

Took classes toward obtaining a copyediting certificate.

Spring 2003 University of San Diego San Diego, CA

Began coursework for Master’s degree in History.


Proficient in many computer programs, including MS Word, Excel, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat. Working knowledge of HTML.

Knowledge of the following styles: AP, AMA, APA, Chicago Manual.

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