SUMMARY

Client-focused, deadline-driven editor, writer, and tutor with proven excellence in communication, organization, and attention to detail. With 19+ years of work experience, I am best known for my empathy, trustworthiness, and problem-solving abilities, and these traits are the driving force behind my editing style and thoughtful interactions with clients, as well as the way I approach work.

EDITORIAL SKILLS AND TRAINING

Editorial Training: Certificate in Editing, University of Washington, 2021

Onscreen Editing: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office 365; Adobe Acrobat; Google Docs

Hard-copy Editing: Proficient in using proofreading marks

Style Manual: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition

Sample Client Projects:

  • Heavy copyedit of 3,000-word chapter of academic nonfiction book with references
  • Heavy copyedit of 3,000-word nonfiction book introduction
  • Medium copyedit of grant proposal for a volunteer grant writer

EDITORIAL WORK HISTORY

June 2021-Current: Proofreader | Medical Life Care Planners | Proofreading, light copyediting, and formatting of life care planning reports and medical costs analyses

September 2020-January 2022: Contributing Writer | Unwritten | Creating original content on popular millennial blog site, utilizing WordPress and Google Docs

January 2019-August 2019: Administrative Assistant and Editor | WorkMed Consulting | Formatted, copyedited, and transcribed nearly 100 medical documents, including portions of a medical textbook and policies to be submitted for certification

June 2010-January 2011: Proofreader | IntelliShop | Corrected errors in spelling and grammar, fact-checked inconsistencies, and communicated with shoppers to gain additional details on submitted reports

OTHER EXPERIENCE

November 2020–Current: Literacy Tutor | Amplify

• Tutoring K-5 students in literacy skills, advancing reading fluency, and monitoring growth

      September 2019–June 2020: AmeriCorps Site Coordinator | Reading Partners

      • Coached and supervised 35 volunteer tutors in literacy instruction for 36 students in grades K-4
      • Delivered over 200 literacy tutoring sessions, increasing tutor capacity by 25 percent
      • Developed individualized learning plans for 36 students using proprietary evidence-based curriculum
      • Managed a dynamic reading center schedule in collaboration with school staff and volunteers
      • Administered computerized literacy assessments with all students to track student performance metrics
      • Completed 104 hours of literacy tutor training and professional development with AmeriCorps team
      • Oversaw Salesforce data entry to track towards student growth goals and ensure program fidelity
      • Worked with school leadership to identify and enroll target students to receive 27 sessions per student

      April 2018–August 2019: Tech Lab Instructor | Boys and Girls Club

      • Supervised and mentored up to 40 students in computer-based activity lab for afterschool program
      • Developed set of educational activities for students, encouraging healthy competition and teambuilding

      February 2018–April 2019: Tutor | Huntington Learning Center

      • Prepared 15 high school students for the ACT using Huntington curriculum

      August 2017–April 2018: Substitute Teacher | Renhill Staffing

      • Instructed and assisted charter school students in grades Pre-K through 12
      • Provided academic and emotional management support as long-term aide for special needs student

      October 2002–August 2017: Toledo Lucas County Public Library

      Department Clerk

      • Promoted from circulation clerk role, supported library youth programming for over 200 children
      • Inventoried, assembled, and delivered youth program supplies to 20 library locations
      • Developed data tracking system to manage program supply inventory using Excel

      Circulation Clerk

      • Promoted from shelver role, provided excellent customer service by phone, email, and in person
      • Co-led monthly book discussions for a group of 10 senior citizen patrons
      • Taught basic computer usage to patrons and assisted with troubleshooting technical issues

      Shelver

      • Sorted, arranged, and shelved audiovisual materials

        EDUCATION


        Certificate in Editing, University of Washington, 2021

        Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Toledo, 2011