Since 2010, I have been editing various forms of text. From coffee table art books to novels to magazines (both online and print). I love editing and proofreading, I love the sense of accomplishment in helping someone else get that much closer to seeing their work out in the world for people to see. After completing my Honours Bachelors of Arts in Professional Writing and English in 2013, I took my education and publishing experience further by completing a Graduate Certificate in Publishing (Book, Magazine, and Electronic) in 2015. I have experience editing in the Canadian Style Guide, Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition), and in-house Style Guides, so regardless of what guide you follow, I can proof to your needs.
Regularly update various social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
Make edits to company’s website; assisted in redesign and edit of current site.
Create email blasts and newsletters using MailChimp.
Received, sorted, and processed incoming mail and prepared outgoing mail packages on a daily basis.
Answered questions regarding various programs offered by CSC via phone and email.
Responsible for the day-to-day processing of Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program applications.
Used WordPress to make edits, add posts to company website and SnowOnline, a weekly newsletter sent to 100,000+ subscribers.
Ensured that site content was user-focused and consistent in style, tone, format, and quality by adhering to Home Depot’s Style Sheet.
Ensured that site content is platform appropriate and relevant.
Obtained content approval as needed; made edits as necessary.
Other duties as required (including some more traditional editorial writing).
Performed Editorial Assistant duties such as: researching content for student and teacher website, proofreading content ready to be sent to print, and levelling content to ensure that it was written for the proper grade level.
Attended meetings and discussed progress of new materials during the production and development stages.
Received manuscripts of articles from staff copy editors and writers, reviewed them to ensure accuracy of spelling, grammar, and syntax before sending them to the Editor-in-Chief for final review.
Created Style Guide for magazine for copy editors and other staff to follow.
Attended Program Advisory Committee meetings and took meeting minutes.
Edited transcripts of meeting minutes and submitted the final copy to the Assistant of the Dean of the School of Communications.
Updated award certificates, lists, and labels for 2015 Dean’s Awards ceremony.
Receive a manuscript to be edited and fact-checked, write notes for possible changes and suggestions, and send it back to the client for review.
Rewrite raw transcripts of interviews to coherent, presentable manuscripts for publication.
Clientele: The Theatre Reader, Donna Vamplew, Quip Magazine, Entrepreneur Girl, Nelson Education Ltd., Kot Copyediting and Proofreading Services.
Assisted customers by applying changes, cancellations, and updates to their policies, taking care to meet the customer’s needs effectively.
Advised and educated clients in order to ensure their complete satisfaction and retention.
Established personalized telephone and email rapport with customers and create an atmosphere of trust.
Effective communications prime for team.
Received rough drafts of articles and reviews in Microsoft Word, reviewed them to ensure accuracy of facts, spelling, grammar, and syntax, and then submitted articles to Editorial Director for review.
Received final markup of online version of magazine to proofread for any final spelling, grammar, and stylistic errors and once found, submitted errors to Editorial Director.
Provided monthly articles for upcoming issues and related them to the theme of the current month issue. Received articles from other contributors, checked articles for spelling and grammar errors according to the Canadian Press Style Guide and sent the articles back to the Editor-in-Chief for review.
Oversaw drafts sent to production department to ensure quality control.
Confirmed with design team and book printer of the trim size, paper quality, and ink quality.
Created first page designs and composed story outlines using InDesign.
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Romance, fantasy, sci-fi and YA proofreader and copyeditor with experience at Disney/Hyperion, Hallmark Books and Dreamspinner Press.
I'm a freelance copyeditor and proofreader with 20 years' experience working in publishing. I specialise in education and non-fiction.