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Work experience

Sep 2012Present

Receptionist

Sperco
  • Answer all incoming calls and direct them accordingly
  • Soothe irate clients while notifying responsible consultants of issues
  • Review and fix monthly employee expense reports
  • Check monthly client invoice calculations
  • Manage and update office supplies inventory and orders
  • Direct new hire orientation and phone system training
  • Edit proposals for clarity, consistency, spelling and correct grammar
  • Schedule meetings and maintain employee calendars
  • Greet guests and ensure satisfactory hospitality
Dec 2010Apr 2012

Copy Chief

Truman Index

• Edited news, sports, opinions and features stories and finals for AP Style, grammatical, factual, design and structural errors

• Hired, scheduled, trained and managed staff of 14+ Copy Editors

• Managed Copy Desk payroll budget

• Presented “tip of the week” at weekly staff meetings

• Selected to attend the Spring 2011 College Media Advisers Convention to represent the Index

Apr 2011Apr 2012

Freelance Copy Editor

Detours

• Read all stories for AP Style, grammatical, structural, content, and organizational errors

• Read all completed spreads for design, AP Style and grammatical errors.

• Read all proofs for design and AP Style errors.

Aug 2009Dec 2010

Copy Editor

Truman Index

• Edited stories for for AP Style, grammatical, structural, content and organizational errors

• Name-checked news, sports, opinions and features pages for spelling accuracy

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Copy Intern

Springfield Business Journal

• Edited news and features for AP Style, grammatical, factual and structural errors

• Edited copy for online updates

• Proofed final pages for grammatical, factual, stylistic and structural errors

• Researched for 30th Anniversary edition

Education

Aug 2008May 2012

Communication-Journalism BA

Truman State University

I graduated during May 2012 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Communication-Journalism and a Business Administration minor. I graduated with Magna Cum Laude and departmental honors. I now live in Chicago, IL.

Skills

Interpersonal Communication/Conflict Resolution

I took an Interpersonal Communication course as part of my major and put the skills I learned to use on a regular basis through my leadership positions.

Behavior Analysis
As part of my Business Administration minor I took Organizational Behavior, which taught me how to analyze behavior, find the root problem, and come up with solutions.
Payroll/Bookkeeping

As Copy Chief, I completed payroll for the 14+ copy desk staff. As a Business Administration minor I have took accounting and finance courses. 

Training
As Copy Chief, I created and implemented training for a staff of 14+ copy editors. I also held training sessions for the full Index staff of 65+ people.
Reporting

Through my journalism classes and Index employment, I followed stories from story idea to completion in multiple platforms.

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Microsoft Office Suite

Includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign CS5
English Grammar
English is my native language, but I know it better than most. Through courses, work experience, and general use, I know the ins-and-outs of grammar, punctuation, and word choice.
Associated Press Style

As Copy Chief, I was the go-to person on the Index staff about correct style and usage.

References

Stephanie Hall

Stephanie was the 2010-2011 Detours Editor in Chief. She asked me to help with Detours travel magazine's copy editing and proofing of stories, completed page designs, and returned proofs. I still do these tasks for this year's Editor in Chief.

Brenna McDermott

Brenna was the 2010-2011 Index Editor in Chief. She hired me as Copy Chief, promoting me from Copy Editor. She was my writing coach when I did stories through my News Reporting and Writing course. She also selected me to attend the national College Media Advisers Convention.

Don Krause

He taught Media Writing and Publication Design and Layout, served as faculty adviser for the Index, encouraged me to become Copy Chief, and chaperoned the trip to New York City for the CMA conference. 

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