Brian Horowitz

Brian Horowitz – Editor

I'm a copy editor and proofreader with 28 years of experience. I've copyedited everything from tech trades to celebrity weeklies.

Overview

I'm a seasoned tech journalist and copy editor with more than 25 years of experience. I started my career as a copy editor and writer at Computer Shopper magazine in 1996, when the magazine was more than 900 pages per month. Following that 10-year stint, I branched out to copyedit entertainment stories in Vanity Fair and Us Weekly, health and fitness tips in Men’s Journal, Self and Shape, and stories on the key games of the week in Sports Illustrated. I also enjoyed a four-year stint as a freelance copy editor for MTV, editing blog posts about Justin Bieber's hair, Katy Perry's latex outfits and the antics of the "Jersey Shore" cast.


Between 2008 and 2014, my tech writing career then took me to InternetNews, eWEEK and CruxialCIO. As a writer, I have developed an expertise in the intersection of tech and health care. During my time at eWEEK and CruxialCIO, I was named one of the top 25 influencers covering the health tech space. I have also copyedited for several health publications, including American Baby, Self and Shape.


In 2014, I entered the world of content marketing as a senior editor at Group SJR, a WPP agency, where I edited and wrote content for clients that included Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Visa, and Xerox. I helped build some new content sites from the ground up.


I then rejoined the publishing world at PCMag as a senior business analyst, writing about topics like AI, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and retail tech. I'm now back in the freelance world and ready to take on new copyediting projects in any genre. As far as writing, my specialties are tech, health, and business, but I've copyedited everything from news of a celeb pregnancy to cybersecurity tips.


As a copy editor, I'm focused on keeping the language clear and grammatically correct. Copyediting is like working a puzzle as we spot the spelling errors, inconsistencies, and dangling modifiers. I look forward to helping polish copy through Reedsy.

Services
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet Entertainment Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Technology Writing & Publishing
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Nov, 2005 — Present

• Copyedit and copyfit articles using Adobe InCopy, InDesign and WordPress
• Proofread magazine pages at various stages of the shipping process
• Edit and post online copy using HTML and CMS apps
• Traffic pages among editors, copy editors and researchers

Clients have included the following: American Baby, American Photo, Apartment Therapy Media, Computer Shopper, Conde Nast Traveler, Eclipse Advertising, Entrepreneur Media, eWEEK, Fast Company, Forbes, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Information Management, Men's Fitness, Men’s Journal, People, Securities Industry News, Self, Shape, Sports Illustrated, Time Inc. Content Solutions, Vanity Fair and Worth

Computer Shopper magazine (CNET Networks)

Jun, 2000 — Mar, 2006 (over 5 years)

• Copyedited print content, blogs, and e-mail newsletters
• Proofread magazine pages and reader surveys
• Edited and assigned reviews for WebBuyer section; QA’d posting of section’s content
• Managed staff and freelance copy editors to back up copy chief
• Trafficked pages among editors, copy editors, and art directors
• Fact-checked copy with vendors’ public relations representatives

Group SJR

May, 2014 — Apr, 2018 (almost 4 years)

A WPP Agency
• Developed content for clients that included Amgen, ANA, CBRE, Clariant, Dell, GE, Genesys, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co., Visa, VMware and Xerox
• Edited and wrote articles, white papers, e-books, stump speeches, slide shows, slide shares, infographics and video scripts
• Launched content hubs from the ground up for high-profile clients
• Worked with clients on idea development and driving editorial review process
• Promoted content on social media

MTV.com

Mar, 2010 — Jan, 2014 (almost 4 years)

• Copyedited the music blog Buzzworthy, TV show blog Remote Control, and the style blog MTV Style in WordPress
• Sent daily edits for the home page

InternetNews.com (Jupitermedia)

Jan, 2008 — Sep, 2008 (8 months)

• Edited news articles (original, wire, and repurposed) on enterprise technology site for content, organization, tone, style, and SEO; posted articles and managed flow of stories; compiled and sent daily newsletters
• Wrote the "Innovative Insight" innovation blog
• Monitored page views in Google Analytics

Us Weekly (Wenner Media)

May, 2007 — Aug, 2016 (over 9 years)

Computer Shopper magazine (Ziff Davis)

Jun, 1998 — Jun, 2000 (about 2 years)

• Copyedited articles for print and online
• Proofread magazine pages and reader surveys
• Maintained style guide
• Edited Feedback Forum section; selected letters and responded to readers
• Fact-checked copy with vendors’ public relations representatives

Computer Shopper magazine (Ziff Davis)

Jun, 1996 — Jun, 1998 (about 2 years)

• Copyedited content for print and online
• Proofread magazine pages and reader surveys
• Fact-checked copy with vendors’ public relations representatives
• Compiled Shopper’s Guide product-comparison charts

Portfolio

Has mail label on cover. Will not deliver to correction facilities as they ALWAYS send them back as they say it has to come from the manufacturer company.
Has no mail label on cover, still in wrap. Will not deliver to correction facilities as they ALWAYS send them back as they say it has to come directly from the publisher, bookstore, or book distributor.
Forbes focuses on top management and those aspiring to positions of corporate leadership in business. This insider publication features information on successful companies and individuals, industries, marketing, law, taxes, technology, computers, communication... read more
Good Housekeeping

Hearst Magazines

Good Housekeeping magazine—together with the Good Housekeeping Institute and the Good Housekeeping Seal—is an American icon of consumer protection and quality assurance. Every issue delivers a unique mix of independent investigation and trusted reporting, alon... read more
Conde Nast Traveler requires its writers to travel anonymously and pay their own way. This assures that you get credible, truthful information. With Conde Nast Traveler as your guide, you'll discover the best islands, cities, spas, castles, and cruises. Your s... read more
Sports Illustrated brings you spectacular action photography and in-depth coverage. With Sports Illustrated, you get into it!
Shape magazine is the authority for women who want to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Shape inspires women with personalized workout guides, timely health & nutrition advice, and beauty & style tips to achieve balance in mind, body and spirit.
Parents

Meredith Corporation

Every month, Parents Magazine provides millions of readers with guidance on how to raise happy, healthy kids in a complicated world. Parents’ writers and editors fill every issue with informative, insightful, and inspiring content, ranging from exclusive advic... read more
Fast Company

Mansueto Ventures LLC

Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company is an award-winning magazine that inspires its readers to create the future of business. With a unique editorial focus on innovation, technology, sustainability and design Fast Comp... read more
Us Weekly

American Media Inc.

Us Weekly is your source for the latest celebrity news. Get exclusive stories from Hollywood insiders, and read all the juicy intimate details about their lives. You’ll see the hottest fashion from the red carpet, the best celebrity diets, and the newest beaut... read more
PC Magazine

Inc. Ziff Davis

Business buyers and consumers of computing and consumer electronic products turn to PC Magazine as the trusted online brand for lab-based product reviews, news, buying guides, expert analysis and commentary, and special features. Our readers use this informati... read more

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