Professional editor and project manager with proven expertise in substantive editing, copy editing and proofreading for print and Web. Specialties include marketing and communications collateral for a variety of industries, including consumer products, financial services, information services, and health care.
FREELANCE EDITOR/PROOFREADER, NC
Freelance editor and proofreader for diverse clients. Responsibilities include
proofreading final copies of marketing collateral, reports and Web material for content, style and consistency; copyediting academic textbooks for spelling, grammar and usage; and writing and editing articles on a variety of topics for external publications in several industries. Clients include:
· Demand Studios, an online content provider
· BearingPoint, a management and technology consulting company
· Safety-Kleen, an environmental waste management and oil re-refining company
· Short Alert LLC, a financial investment research firm
· Tech Decisions, a monthly trade publication for the insurance industry
· Managed Care magazine, a monthly health care trade publication
· Graphic World Publishing Services, a medical textbook publishing company
KPMG, Boston MA
Writer/Editor, Marketing and Communications Department (1993-1997)
Coordinated, wrote and edited a range of corporate, employee and marketing
communications pieces for the New England region of KPMG. Served as
editor-in-chief of four weekly, monthly and quarterly regional employee
newsletters. Other duties included writing and editing marketing literature, alumni
newsletters, press releases, directories, proposals, and presentations.
IDG INTERNATIONAL NEWS GROUP, Boston, MA
Managing Editor, Newsletters (1991-1993)
Edited, designed and produced four weekly and monthly subscription newsletters
for division of International Data Group (IDG), a leading global high-tech publishing company. Conceived the design and assisted in the start-up of two newsletters. Developed and produced several special reports of the award-winning International
Computer Update and The Integrator. Managed work flow of freelance writers and columnists and edited all copy for content, style and grammar.
IDG INTERNATIONAL NEWS GROUP, Boston, MA (Continued)
Associate News Editor, News Service (1989-1991)
Edited approximately 150 stories a week for this international daily news wire serving IDG’s family of 194 publications in 62 countries. Worked closely with News Editor
and Editorial Director in story selection and planning. Responded to queries from U.S.
and foreign editors. Attended and reported on major national and international
computer trade shows.
COMPUTERWORLD, Framingham, MA
Assistant Features Editor (1988-1989); Features Copy Editor (1988);
Copy Editor (1986-1988)
Responsible for substantive content editing and page layout for two feature sections of
this leading computer trade weekly with 137,000 circulation. Worked closely with Senior Features Editor to solicit freelance writers, identify story sources, and assure thorough and accurate treatment of subject matter. Researched and wrote sidebars, Q&As, and user profiles. Lead proofreader for headlines, charts and graphs.
THE MIDDLESEX NEWS, Framingham, MA
Covered two Boston suburban communities for afternoon daily with 50,000
circulation. Coverage included local government, feature stories news analysis.
Freelance writer for The Acton Digest, Acton, MA; Reporter for The Schenectady
Gazette, Schenectady, NY, The Herald Journal, Syracuse, NY, and The Daily Orange, Syracuse, NY; Resident Adviser for Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, NY
Newhouse School of Public Communications
B.A., Newspaper and Sociology, magna cum laude, 1984
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, Greenville, NC
Graduate certificate in professional communications, 2006