St. Martin’s Press, New York 5/15 – present Freelance Book Copy Editor and Proofreader Edit copy for spelling,  grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style on a freelance basis. Work on everything from cookbooks to suspense novels. Typically work on 200- to 400-page books.

St. Martin’s Press, New York
5/15 present
Freelance Book Copy Editor and Proofreader
Edit copy for spelling, 
grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style on a freelance basis. Work on everything from cookbooks to suspense novels. Typically work on 200- to 400-page books.

Oxford University Press Higher Education, New York   2/09 – present  Freelance Book Copy Editor Edited 256-page college textbook Exploring Biological Anthropology, First Edition. Marked up text electronically and input codes. Edited all tables, artwork, appendixes, references, and table of contents, in addition to 16 chapters of text.  

Oxford University Press
Higher Education,
 New York  
2/09 present 

Freelance Book Copy Editor Edited 256-page college textbook Exploring Biological Anthropology, First Edition. Marked up text electronically and input codes. Edited all tables, artwork, appendixes, references, and table of contents, in addition to
16 chapters
of text.

 

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.

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.

Monkeybicycle Books, Montclair, N.J., circ. 400 5/03 – present   Copy Editor Edit work of both established and novice authors in Monkeybicycle’s annual 200-page print edition. Monkeybicycle is one of the oldest primarily online literary journals, averaging 15,000 unique website visitors each month. Published a poem in Monkeybicycle Issue Three, an essay in The Battered Suitcase by Vagabondage Press, and humor writing in Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists. Nonfiction Web Editor Select essays and humor pieces to be posted once a week on the Monkeybicycle website. Work with authors to prepare pieces for publication.

Monkeybicycle Books, Montclair, N.J., circ. 400
5/03 present  

Copy Editor Edit work of both established and novice authors in Monkeybicycle’s annual 200-page print edition. Monkeybicycle is one of the oldest primarily online literary journals, averaging 15,000 unique website visitors each month. Published a poem in Monkeybicycle Issue Three, an essay in The Battered Suitcase by Vagabondage Press, and humor writing in Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists. Nonfiction Web Editor Select essays and
humor pieces to be posted once a week on the
Monkeybicycle website. Work with authors to prepare
pieces for publication.

OK! (American Media, Inc.), New York, circ. 800,000   5/09 – 10/11 Copy Chief As only remaining copy editor after American Media purchase, trained,               scheduled, and supervised 15 freelancers for four months. In addition to usual duties,           read and shipped each story in its final pass and managed the copy desk. Filled in for           managing editor in her absence (running editorial meetings and making sure all                     stories met deadlines). Recruited, hired, and trained two new copy editors.   Copy  Editor Edited copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style. Read       and fact-checked articles from first to final proofs, working closely with editorial,                     advertising, and legal staff on weekly deadlines. Applied corrections in InDesign.                   Shipped stories in supervisor’s absence. Wrote table of contents, website summaries,           and weekly 3,000-word recaps of TV show Lost during its final season. Edited Web               copy on WordPress CMS. Emphasis on The Associated Press Stylebook and                         knowledge of pop culture. 

OK! (American Media, Inc.), New York, circ. 800,000  
5/09 10/11
Copy Chief As only remaining copy editor after American Media purchase, trained,               scheduled, and supervised 15 freelancers for four months. In addition to usual duties,           read and shipped each story in its final pass and managed the copy desk. Filled in for           managing editor in her absence (running editorial meetings and making sure all                     stories met deadlines). Recruited, hired, and trained two new copy editors.  
Copy  Editor Edited copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style. Read       and fact-checked articles from first to final proofs, working closely with editorial,                     advertising, and legal staff on weekly deadlines. Applied corrections in InDesign.                   Shipped stories in supervisor’s absence. Wrote table of contents, website summaries,           and weekly 3,000-word recaps of TV show Lost during its final season. Edited Web               copy on WordPress CMS. Emphasis on The Associated Press Stylebook and                         knowledge of pop culture. 

Ladies’ Home Journal (Meredith), New York circ. 4 million   12/08 – 1/09 Freelance Copy Editor Edited copy for spelling,  grammar, punctuation, formatting, and sense. Input corrections into articles electronically. Worked closely with managing editor throughout production process.  Subject matter included health, financial advice,  entertainment/cover stories, “Can this marriage be saved?” and FOB pieces.

Ladies’ Home Journal (Meredith), New York
circ. 4 million  
12/08 1/09

Freelance Copy Editor Edited copy for spelling, 
grammar, punctuation, formatting, and sense. Input corrections into articles electronically. Worked closely
with managing editor throughout production process. 
Subject matter included health, financial advice, 
entertainment/cover stories, “Can this marriage be
saved?” and FOB pieces.

New York Spaces (Wainscot Media), New York circ. 102,000 10/08 – 11/08 Freelance Copy Editor Edited copy of interior design magazine and Lillian August catalog. Flowed corrected text into Quark, meeting very tight deadlines. Subject matter included furnishings, art, and interior decor for upscale urbanites.  

New York Spaces (Wainscot Media), New York circ. 102,000
10/08 11/08

Freelance Copy Editor Edited copy of interior design magazine and Lillian August catalog. Flowed corrected text into Quark, meeting very tight deadlines. Subject matter included furnishings, art, and interior decor for upscale urbanites.

 

More (Meredith), New York circ. 1.2 million 8/08 – 10/08 Freelance Fact-checker Checked facts in feature articles, most notably financial news by Today show money coach Jean Chatzky, the editor’s letter by editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour, the blog during the U.S. presidential election, and political essays by Naomi Wolf and Erica Jong.

More (Meredith), New York circ. 1.2 million
8/08 10/08

Freelance Fact-checker Checked facts in feature articles, most notably financial news by Today show money coach Jean Chatzky, the editor’s letter by editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour, the blog during the
U.S. presidential election, and political essays by Naomi Wolf and
Erica Jong.

Greetings etc. (Edgell Communications), Randolph, NJ, circ. 20,000 1/08 – 5/08  Assistant Editor Wrote about successful stationery  companies and high-end stationery and gift trends in the official bimonthly magazine of the Greeting Card   Association. Reported and wrote for Selling Christmas Decorations, a sister publication, and created all content for Parties etc., another quarterly supplement. For each magazine, proofread final pages and wrote and proofread a monthly e-mailed newsletter. Attended industry trade shows and judged the annual National Party Retailing Awards in Las Vegas. Worked with editor-in-chief on article ideas, trend-spotting, and making industry contacts.


Greetings etc. (Edgell Communications),
Randolph, NJ, circ. 20,000
1/08 5/08 
Assistant Editor Wrote about successful stationery  companies and high-end stationery and gift trends in the official bimonthly magazine of the Greeting Card   Association. Reported and wrote for Selling Christmas Decorations, a sister publication, and created all content for Parties etc., another quarterly supplement. For each magazine, proofread final pages and wrote and proofread a monthly
e-mailed newsletter. Attended industry trade shows and judged the annual National Party Retailing Awards in Las Vegas. Worked with editor-in-chief on article ideas, trend-spotting, and making industry contacts.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Wolters Kluwer Health), Baltimore 9/06 – 6/07  Journal Production Editor Managed work flow of five medical journals, on spinal disorders, fitness, sports science, foot surgery, and knee surgery. Proofread each journal for grammatical errors made by medical professionals, freelance copy editors, and printers. Served as a liaison for each journal's editorial office, authors, compositors, and printers (located internationally). Assigned work to freelance copy editors. Ensured that all stages of production met deadlines and acted as a general problem solver.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
(Wolters Kluwer Health)
, Baltimore
9/06 6/07 
Journal Production Editor Managed work flow of five medical journals, on spinal disorders, fitness, sports science, foot surgery, and knee surgery. Proofread each journal for grammatical errors made by medical professionals,
freelance copy editors, and printers. Served as a liaison for each journal's editorial office, authors, compositors,
and printers (located internationally). Assigned work to freelance
copy editors. Ensured that all
stages of production met deadlines
and acted as a general problem solver.

The Associated Press, New York 5/05 – 1/06 Editorial Assistant for the Business News Department Reported and wrote international articles on oil and gas prices and the automobile industry. Assisted business news editors and reporters in a fast-paced newsroom, meeting hourly deadlines. Monitored incoming stories and news releases, compiled the Wall Street Journal digest and business news highlights daily, prepared weekly business news calendars, moved fixtures on currency and commodities trading, and updated stock prices in all business news stories. Answered Associated Press member phone calls and assisted with corrections and correspondence with reporters and public relations representatives.

The Associated Press, New York
5/05 1/06

Editorial Assistant for the Business News Department Reported and wrote international
articles on oil and gas prices and the automobile industry. Assisted business news editors and reporters in a fast-paced newsroom, meeting hourly deadlines. Monitored incoming stories and news releases, compiled the Wall Street Journal digest and
business news highlights daily, prepared weekly business news calendars, moved fixtures on
currency and commodities trading, and updated
stock prices in all business news stories.
Answered Associated Press member phone calls
and assisted with corrections and correspondence with reporters and public relations representatives.


Tango (Tango Media),  New York, circ. 200,000 8/04 – 5/05 Freelance Fact-checker and Editorial Intern  

Tango (Tango Media), 
New York, circ. 200,000
8/04  5/05
Freelance Fact-checker and Editorial Intern


 

Art and Auction (Louise Blouin Media),  New York, circ. 60,000 5/03 – 8/03 Editorial Intern

Art and Auction (Louise Blouin Media), 
New York, circ. 60,000
5/03  8/03
Editorial Intern

Delaware Today (Today Media),  Wilmington, DE, circ. 141,958 1/02 – 5/02 Editorial Intern

Delaware Today (Today Media), 
Wilmington, DE, circ. 141,958
1/02  5/02
Editorial Intern

University of Delaware, Newark, DE                     Bachelor of Arts in English (Journalism concentration). Graduation: May 2003. Worked two years as City News Editor, Staff Reporter, and Staff Artist for entirely student-run broadsheet The Review (circ. 16,000), one of the top five non-daily university newspapers in the nation in 1992, ’93, ’97, and ’99. Published more than 30 articles and 20 illustrations. Received an honorable mention for the Tilghman Journalistic Award in 2001.   

University of Delaware, Newark, DE                     Bachelor of Arts in English (Journalism concentration). Graduation: May 2003. Worked two years as City News Editor, Staff Reporter, and Staff Artist for entirely student-run broadsheet The Review (circ. 16,000), one of the top five non-daily university newspapers in the nation in 1992, ’93, ’97, and ’99. Published more than 30 articles and 20 illustrations. Received an honorable mention for the Tilghman Journalistic Award in 2001.