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