Diane Gardner
140 Barington Dr.
Vallejo, CA  94591

Highlights of Qualifications

Experienced in copywriting, editing, and proofreading with more than 10 years of experience and                more than 300 completed projects.
Dependable in completing self-managed projects accurately and on time.
Worked or freelanced with 5 major publishing companies.
Competent in CMS, APA, and MLA styles, yet adapt easily to corporate style guidelines
Committed to professional excellence and customer satisfaction.

Professional Experience

Editing and Proofreading

Personally edited over 20 books, 4,000 corporate letters, 100 marketing pieces, and other                         promotional materials for content, clarity, and flow of thought.
Oversaw the editing and proofreading process for over 300 books.
Proofread over 50 books, 20 magazine articles, newspaper articles, 4,000 corporate letters, 100                       marketing pieces, and various promotional materials.

Copywriting, Marketing, and Public Relations

Wrote and edited sales copy for product packaging for more than 40 products.
Worked with marketing team on product packaging, naming, and promotion.
Developed press releases and PSAs for a not-for-profit organization.
Represented company to outside media to explain product for promotional articles.
Served on a team conducting a one-year landmark research study on customer base, customer                         needs, and market trends.
Represented a not-for-profit organization to the community through over 4,000 personalized letters.


Wrote over 20 published book reviews for ForeWord Magazine.
Published short essays in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Love Is a Flame.
Published articles in Encompass Magazine.
Wrote over 4,000 corporate letters, 50 marketing pieces, and 30 promotional items.

Project Management
Ensured more than 300 projects remained on schedule, high quality standards were maintained, and                  all necessary details were completed.
Supervised the hiring, oversight, and payment of contract workers.
Participated in cross-functional teams, such as editorial boards and research teams.

Companies contracted:

David C. Cook, NavPress, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Christian Booksellers Association, Wesleyan Publishing House, ForeWord Magazine

Employment History

1996–2001Correspondence Asst.Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO
2001–2004Freelance proofreader NavPress and Christian Booksellers’ Assoc, Colorado Springs, CO
2004–2009Editor David C. Cook, Colorado Springs, CO
2009-present     Freelance writer, editor      De•Scribe Editorial Services, Colorado Springs, CO


B.A., Journalism – CSU, Fresno
M.A., Mass Communications and Journalism – CSU, Fresno