Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Sports copy editor/page designer

The Journal News

• Correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found

• Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling, using standard printers' marks.

• Read corrected copies or proofs in order to ensure that all corrections have been made.

• Compare information or figures on one record against same data on other records, or with original copy, to detect errors.

• Consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition.

• Route proofs with marked corrections to authors, editors, typists, or typesetters for correction and/or reprinting.

• Measure dimensions, spacing, and positioning of page elements (copy and illustrations) in order to verify conformance to specifications, using printer's ruler.

• Read proof sheets aloud, calling out punctuation marks and spelling unusual words and proper names.

• Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out, and produce camera-ready copy.

• Position text and art elements from a variety of databases in a visually appealing way to design print or web pages, using knowledge of type styles and size and layout patterns.

• Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability.

• Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.

• Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.

• Review and approve proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production.

• Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.

• Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles.

• Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.

Aug 2010 - Nov 2010

Editorial Intern

Bleacher Report

I edited staff articles for grammatical errors, typos, spelling and content errors. I also offered feedback to writers.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2004

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Intern

The Journal News

Edited one or two files per night before editing several at the end of my internship.

Jul 2001 - May 2004

Sales Associate

The Home Depot

Early responsibilities began with helping customers make a purchase before excelling at cutting carpet, ceramic tiles and window treatments.

Expanded to special ordering carpet, ceramic tiles and window treatments.

Education

Education
Sep 2000 - May 2004

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Stony Brook University

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English/Journalism Minor; GPA 3.06

Dean's List Fall 2001, Spring 2003-Spring 2004

First student to receive Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Internship

Skills

Skills

Book blogger

I currently have a personal book blog, As I Turn the Pages, where I post book review and other related content.   http://www.asiturnthepages.blogspot.com/

Software/Typing skills

Editing skills: Associated Press style, Typing speed of 45 wpm. Software skills: Windows XP, MAC OSX, Microsoft Word, QuarkCopyDesk, QuarkXpress

Summary

Seeking a position as an editor utilizing 5+ years experience and education as a copy editor and page designer. 

I am also a book blogger, at As I Turn the Pages (http://www.asiturnthepages.blogspot.com/), and would also welcome blogging opportunities.

Objective

Seeking a position as an editor utilizing 5+ years experience and education as a copy editor and page designer.