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Copy editor with 20-plus years of experience and a penchent for fixing copy and ensuring accuracy seeks freelance or contract opportunities.

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Work experience

Apr 2008Oct 2009

Copy editor

The Press-Enterprise

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 2007Mar 2008

Copy desk chief

The Appeal-Democrat

Guided five-member copy desk; wrote headlines; edited copy; designed main news section with QuarkXPress; helped lead afternoon budget meeting; posted stories on Web.