Good Housekeeping (Hearst), New York, circ. 5 million
10/11 – present
Copy Editor Edit copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style. Work on two-person desk, editing every article from first read to contract proof (including promotional materials for GH books, such as 7 Years Younger, a New York Times best seller). Input changes in InCopy and InDesign, working closely with the Research Institute and editorial, art, and photo departments on monthly deadlines. Run desk in copy chief’s absence (even during busy closes). Proofread iPad copy of every issue. Emphasis on The Chicago Manual of Style and Words into Type. Subject matter includes health, recipes and cooking, beauty, fashion, interior decorating, personal finance, celebrity profiles, short fiction, and essays. Wrote 3,000-word recaps of the TV show Mad Men in weekly online column. Published illustration of Elizabeth Gilbert in the September 2015 issue. Initiated, reported and wrote articles in the December 2015 and April 2016 issues.