Brian Horowitz

Brian Horowitz - Editor

Forest Hills NY

I'm a copy editor and proofreader with 24 years of experience. I've edited everything from tech trades to celebrity weeklies.

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Overview

I'm a seasoned tech journalist and copy editor with 23 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. These posts were edited in WordPress.

Between 2008 and 20014, 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 making writers look good and 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.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Life Sciences
Self-help & Self-improvement
Technology
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Freelance copy editor

Self-employed
November, 2005 – Present (about 15 years)

• Copyedit and copyfit articles using Adobe InCopy and InDesign
• 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, Computer Shopper, Conde Nast Traveler, Eclipse Advertising, Entrepreneur Media, eWEEK, Fast Company, Forbes, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Information Management, Men's Fitness, Men’s Journal, Securities Industry News, Self, Shape, Sports Illustrated, Time Inc. Content Solutions, Vanity Fair and Worth

Senior Copy Editor

Computer Shopper magazine (CNET Networks)
June, 2000 – March, 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

Senior Editor

Group SJR
May, 2014 – April, 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

Freelance Copy Editor

MTV.com
March, 2010 – January, 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

Copy Editor

InternetNews.com (Jupitermedia)
January, 2008 – September, 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

Freelance Copy Editor

Us Weekly (Wenner Media)
May, 2007 – August, 2016 (over 9 years)

Copy Editor

Computer Shopper magazine (Ziff Davis)
June, 1998 – June, 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

Assistant Copy Editor

Computer Shopper magazine (Ziff Davis)
June, 1996 – June, 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 (12 selected works)

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 information to make informed purchasing decisions for themselves and to advise others on a wide range of products from desktops and printers to d... read more

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 information to make informed purchasing decisions for themselves and to advise others on a wide range of products from desktops and printers to d... 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 beauty trends. With regular features like "The Red Carpet," "Who Wore It Best?," and "Hot Hollywood," you'll always be entertained and in-the... read more

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 beauty trends. With regular features like "The Red Carpet," "Who Wore It Best?," and "Hot Hollywood," you'll always be entertained and in-the... 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 Company inspires creative minds in business to think beyond traditional boundaries.Kindle Magazines are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so... read more

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 Company inspires creative minds in business to think beyond traditional boundaries.Kindle Magazines are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so... read more

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 advice from leading doctors and child experts to interactive tools that put parenting solutions right at your fingertips. Parents’ digital ed... read more

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 advice from leading doctors and child experts to interactive tools that put parenting solutions right at your fingertips. Parents’ digital ed... read more

Shape

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.

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.

Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated brings you spectacular action photography and in-depth coverage. With Sports Illustrated, you get into it!

Sports Illustrated brings you spectacular action photography and in-depth coverage. With Sports Illustrated, you get into it!

Condé Nast Traveler

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 subscription also includes our must-have Gold List, Hot List and Reader's Choice issues filled with the world's best places to eat, drink... 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 subscription also includes our must-have Gold List, Hot List and Reader's Choice issues filled with the world's best places to eat, drink... 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, along with inspirational and personal stories. The magazine's rich tradition embodies a commitment to the modern home and to a woman's quali... read more

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, along with inspirational and personal stories. The magazine's rich tradition embodies a commitment to the modern home and to a woman's quali... read more

Forbes

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, communications, investments, management performance

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, communications, investments, management performance

Glamour January 2019 Amber Heard, New Year, Your Way

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.

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.

Weight Watchers Magazine September/October 2018 | Cook with Confidence

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 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.

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