Copy editor with 20-plus years of experience and a penchent for fixing copy and ensuring accuracy seeks freelance or contract opportunities.
Apr 2008 - Oct 2009
Write headlines; edit copy; select wire content; send stories to Web using CMS program; lead copy desk two nights per week. This entails ensuring all news section pages meet deadline and that all headlines and captions are sound and copy mistake-free. On Saturdays, recommend wire stories strong enough for inclusion on front page.
Mar 2007 - Mar 2008
Copy desk chief
Guided five-member copy desk; wrote headlines; edited copy; designed main news section with QuarkXPress; helped lead afternoon budget meeting; posted stories on Web.