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Editorial Skills & Training

Onscreen Editing: Microsoft Word
Hard-Copy Editing: Proficiency in using proofreading and editing marks
Style Manuals: Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition; The Associated Press Stylebook, 39th edition; The Gregg Reference Manual, 10th edition
Editorial Training: University of Washington Extension Editing Certificate, 2008.

 

Editorial Experience

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, Bellevue, Washington

Quality Control Specialist

  • Proofread standard profiles for formatting, spelling, grammar, consistency, and adherence to in-house and AP style guides. Balanced the requests of advertisers with style guidelines.
  • Maintained and added to those style guidelines to reflect changes in the Associated Press Stylebook and company policies.
  • Proofed lists prior to publications. Assured quality control and consistency in list and standard profiles across multiple publications across the country and the United Kingdom.
  • Managed deadlines for dozens of publications. Handled late changes and corrections to profiles and lists. Corrected errors in our database.
  • Contributed to developing new processes to minimize errors or correct them earlier in the publication schedule.

Law & Politics magazine, Super Lawyers, Key Professional Media, Seattle, WA

Profile Proofing Coordinator
Data Entry Specialist

  • Entered data verification forms with high rate of accuracy.
  • Managed all data and ballot entry for specific markets as market captain.
  • Conducted marketing research.

 

Other Experience

Middle Way Internal Medicine, Seattle, WA

Front Office Assistant

  • Screened patient calls, requests, and questions.
  • Recorded and organized patient data.

University Health Clinic Research Center, Seattle, WA

Office Assistant

  • Assisted physicians in patient-care coordination. Facilitated communication with specialists. Retrieved patient records from other clinics.
  • Documented patient/doctor communication.
  • Billed patients, collected payments.
  • Scheduled patient appointments and meetings with physicians and pharmaceutical representatives.
  • Handled multi-line phone.

Global Alliance for Women's Health, New York, NY

Webmaster/Intern

  • Maintained and updated website.
  • Assisted in writing and editing grant proposals.
  • Researched electronic methods of accepting donations.

 

Education

University of Washington Extension, Seattle, WA

Editing Certificate

  • The program covers principles of English grammar; copyediting; the publishing and production process; editing of different types of materials (short and long form, print, and Web); and editing roles, responsibilities, and professional etiquette.

New York University, New York, NY

Major: History
President's C-Team, Amnesty International; Honors: Dean's List

 

Community Service

Operation Crossroads Africa, ASREAD

Keur Momar Sarr, Senegal

  • Contributed to reforestation and agricultural programs of ASREAD, a Senegalese ngo.

Grand Street Settlement, New York, NY

  • Tutored middle- and high-school students in various subjects.
  • Instructed computer students in the use of a number of computer applications.

 

Other Skills & Interests

Windows and Macintosh proficient; Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, FileMaker Pro, Quickbooks; MySQL, HTML, CSS; Typing speed: 65 wpm.

Languages: Intermediate French, Basic Spanish.

Hobbies and Interests: Literature, History, Classical Music, Geography, Politics; Crafts: Knitting, Sewing, Scrapbooking.