Résumé

Summary

  • Nine years of copy editing, proofreading, and writing experience, six years of supervisory experience
  • BA and MA in English and Copy Editing Certification from accredited universities
  • Skilled in the use of a variety of software and technologies (Microsoft, Apple, Google, Adobe)
  • Extensive experience with a wide range of content, ranging from sell sheets and blogs to college textbook manuscripts and regulatory compliance documentation

Work Experience

Owner/Lead Editor at Owl Intermedia (May 2008–Present)
Status/Rate: Self-employed at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Description: Offers comprehensive web, print, and eBook publishing services, including copy editing, writing, proofreading, formatting, indexing, marketing, data entry, and transcription.
Style: Associated Press (AP); Chicago Manual of Style, 15th and 16th Editions (CMS); Modern Language Association (MLA); American Psychological Association (APA); and Yahoo! Style
Hardware/Software:
Microsoft Office, FTP, Adobe, CMSs
Highlighted clients:

  • Blogs for Brands (Current) – Writes and edits extreme sports, pet, lifestyle, and other content to drive traffic to client sites, including, but not limited to, Panama Jack, The Clymb, The Honest Kitchen, Gearographer, Outdoor Technology, and Pacsafe.
  • This Dog’s Life (Current) – Writes and edits travel/pet blog content and provides photographs for posts.
  • Cognella Inc. (Current) – Edits college textbook manuscripts on a variety of topics.
  • ServiceScape (Current) – Edits a variety of content for clients.
  • Weather.com – Wrote weather-focused content for Wunderground.com.
  • OneSource – Wrote a variety of content based on query prompts.
  • Environmental.com – Edited stormwater pollution prevention plans.
  • California EPA via the Acorn Group – Copy edited K–12 textbooks.
  • Plural Publishing – Copy edited college textbooks.
  • eCommerce – Copy edited product descriptions to ensure search engine optimization.
  • Scripted – Wrote and edited blog content primarily related to business, technology, fitness and nutrition, and travel.
  • CrowdSource – Created content for Q&A site.
  • Demand Media – Wrote and edited articles on a variety of science-focused subjects.
  • Consistent Image – Proofread manuals for major cell phone manufacturer.
  • Guild Works Publications – Conducted all social media content production and development, wrote and distributed press releases, and created the newsletter.
  • AMN Healthcare – Created content for marketing materials. Recruited and oversaw team of several freelance writers.
  • Global Language Solutions Inc. – Proofread translations of medical transcriptions.
  • VerbalInk – Transcribed materials using transcription software.

Copy Editor at Ixia (May 2016–Present)
Status/Rate: Contracted through Creative Circle at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Style: House brand guide and Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
Description: Copy edits white papers, case studies, landing pages, and other marketing collateral for network security and testing products and services.
Hardware/Software: PC, Microsoft Office Suite, VPN, Asana, Adobe Acrobat Pro, DropBox, Office 365

Copy Editor at BD Genomics (Nov. 2016–Present)
Status/Rate: Contracted through Bulletproof at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Style: House style guide and American Medical Association Style
Description: Copy edits user guides, quick reference guides, and other collateral for genomic library equipment.
Hardware/Software: PC, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro

Technical Editor at Dudek (Nov. 2012–Jan. 2015, Jan. 2017–Present)
Status/Rate: Employed as needed at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Style: House style guide and Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
Description: Copy edits proposals and regulatory submissions, including environmental impact reports, hazard reports, water/hydrology reports, etc.  Wrote and edited resumes.
Hardware/Software: PC, Microsoft Office Suite, Citrix VPN, SharePoint

Regulatory Submission Manager (Editor) at Genentech (Feb. 2016–Apr. 2017)
Status/Rate: Contracted through Real Staffing at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Style: House style; American Medical Association Style; and Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
Description: Copy edited and formated regulatory compliance documentation for the FDA and international regulatory bodies, adjudicated with leads and authors, and archived documents.
Hardware/Software: PC, Microsoft Office Suite (with macros), VPN, WebEx, TouchPoint, Google Docs and Hangouts, and proprietary CMSs

Senior Web Training Editor and Document Control at Kaiser Permanente (Oct.–Nov. 2015)
Status/Rate: Contracted through Artech Information Systems at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Style: House style and Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
Description: Served as the documentation gatekeeper for the training department of Shared and Financial Services, updated the website, and wrote and distributed emails for webinars.
Hardware/Software: PC, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office Suite, and Lotus

Proofreader at GoPro Inc. (Jul.–Oct. 2015)
Status/Rate: Contracted through Harvey Nash at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Style: Associated Press Style
Description: Proofread and edited a variety of content, ranging from packaging copy and user manuals to catalogs and emails. Edited sell sheets for consistency and proofread translated materials.
Hardware/Software: Macbook Pro, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Reader, SharePoint, and Wiki-based resources

Copywriter/QA Editor at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Apr.–Jun. 2014)
Status/Rate: Contracted through Aquent at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Style: Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
Description: Wrote and edited a variety of copy, ranging from internal documents and PowerPoint presentations to email blasts and marketing campaigns.
Hardware/Software: Macbook, Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat Pro, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, and a proprietary project management tool

Copy Editor at Carling Communications (Nov. 2013­–Jan. 2014)
Status/Rate: Contracted through Aquent at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Style: Associated Press Style
Description: Served as a copy editor working on direct print marketing content for pharmaceuticals. Completed all edits using hand markups on paper.
Hardware/Software: PC and Outlook

Supervising Editor at Reputation.com (Apr. 2011–Apr. 2013)
Status/Rate: Employed at [redacted]
Contact: [redacted]
Style: House style and Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition
Description: Served as an editor in the content production department working on a variety of content, ranging from biographies to blog posts. Promoted to Supervising Editor position after four months, overseeing a remote team of more than 30 writers and 7 editors. Additionally worked as a writer with the company, producing search engine optimized content.
Hardware/Software: PC, Word, proprietary CMS, the oDesk CMS, Skype, and Adobe Reader

Education

The National University
Master of Arts, English, 2011–2013

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Certification, Copy Editing, 2008–2009

San Diego State University (SDSU)
Bachelor of Arts, English, 2003–2007
Women’s Studies Minor
Awards: Counselor’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List

Vista High School
High School Diploma, 1999–2003
Awards: Governor’s Scholarship, Principal’s Honor Roll

Volunteer and Other Experience

Member at American Copy Editors Society, 2008, 2017

Volunteer at Nurses International, August 2015–September 2015

Member at the Surfrider Foundation, June 2010–Present

Foster at San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, November 2013–July 2014

Volunteer at Coos County Animal Shelter, October 2014–March 2015

Shutterstock Contributor, March 2015–Present