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Work experience

Apr 2008Present

Senior Editor

Asgard Avionics
  • Edited a 200 page technical proposal for major client (Lockheed Martin).Obtained interim U.S. Secret Security Clearance and acted as a liaison between the proposal author, book boss, and lead editor.
  • Individually enhanced the readability of the proposal by correcting grammar, using laymen terms, interpreting technical engineering jargon for non-technical readers, and clearly conveying information. 
  • Assisted with section layout on Microsoft Word and tracked graphics by partnering with a graphic designer to commission graphics and ensure proper placement.
  • Regularly communicated with authors to implement modifications after each review and keep authors well informed of proposal status.
May 2006Jan 2008

Marketing Editor

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Participated in every aspect of producing corporate multimedia campaigns for major product market introductions. Recognized as keen project tracker, successfully tracking progress on all assigned projects and excelling at managing routing process.
  • Managed the conception, design, planning and introduction of a 28 page “StoryTown” section of Harcourt's National catalog. Updated and proofread all content.
  • Engaged in the marketing campaign for StoryTown.Created a brochure which was bound into the Teacher Editions, as well as worked on two different online samplers. Selected voice talent and art as well as managed the relationship with an outside graphic design company.
  • Conceptualized the development of and proofread copy for brochures, CD-ROMs, flyers, and web content. Partnered with project managers and designers to create concepts and design on all projects.
  • Tracked promotional material through the routing process in multiple departments and with outside design companies, working with designers to implement revisions, manage deadlines, and edit final product.
  • Layed-out brochures in Adobe InDesign CS2 to give designers accurate image of final product.
Jul 2005Dec 2006

Communications Clerk

The Orlando Sentinel
  • Developed strong writing and communication skills in fast-paced and demanding environment by dictating critical and news breaking information for reporters in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Displayed friendly customer service to subscribers who called and quickly and accurately relayed messages to editors when someone called in with a breaking news story.
  • Created cop logs on deadline for weekly publication.
  • Updated and edited the free obituary section on deadline for daily publication.
Jan 2006May 2006

Science Project Editor

  • Conducted extensive research and wrote concerning different areas of South Carolina tourist spots for science textbook publication.
  • Wrote copy for background section of the Teacher Editions for the South Carolina Science Textbook.
  • Assisted editors in proofreading and editing as well as updating and maintaining state tabs.
  • Trained on STARS and ICE.
Jan 2004Jun 2004

Editorial Intern

Relevant Media Group
  • Selected to edit larger magazine articles and edit manuscripts for books in magazine’s publishing division within a few weeks of employment for demonstrating expertise in editing, enthusiasm, and strong work ethic.
  • Wrote and edited a broad range of stories including news/entertainment articles and music reviews for print and magazine website publication.
  • Regularly contacted and interviewed publicists of many popular bands to produce high-impact articles.
  • Updated website with current entertainment news.


  • Type up to 50 words per minute.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac, Microsoft Office Suite; experienced in Adobe Indesign CS2 and Quark 6.0.



A detailed-oriented editorial professional skilled in editing, managing multimedia marketing campaigns, and writing diverse articles for magazine and newspaper publications.Recognized by Lockheed Martin as a quick reader and keen writer successfully editing and project tracking a 200 page proposal.Excellent ability to track multiple projects from initial conception, layout, and design changes to final publication consistently meeting deadlines.Other highlights include:

  • Highly experienced handling rapidly shifting priorities and managing the routing process on multidimensional, complex projects; work very well in fast-paced environments.
  • Respond successfully to constructive criticism and challenges with confidence and determination.
  • Eager to learn with a proven ability to retain and apply new information quickly.Have a deep enthusiasm for editing long documents such as technical manuals and proposals.

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