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Work experience

Oct 2006Present

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 2010Nov 2010

Editorial Intern

Bleacher Report

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

Jun 2004Aug 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 2001May 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

Sep 2000May 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

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

Portfolio

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.