music, dance, theater, reading and road trips
Writer and Editor
combines my love of arts & culture with my desire to build community with the magic of the written word
July 2011 — Present
Proofreads all new and revised artwork; Ensures consistency throughout brand components; Ships artwork to affiliates in over 30 countries for medical regulatory approval; Writes copy for marketing materials to demonstrate agency efficiencies and industry expertise.
NB: Transfer from Clondalkin Group to Matthews International. Same position, but no longer require US sponsorship.
Freelance Writer and Editor
April 2006 — Present
Writes freelance articles and blog entries for multiple publications; Writes marketing copy for turn-key publications and online sources; Copy edits and proofreads manuscript text and layout; Manages traffic of copy, art and advertising information throughout the production cycle for independent publications; Researches and fact checks information for features and department columns.
Sample clients include BIC Graphic, Medica Corporation, True Source Entertainment, Sky Blue Window, Small Business Bonfire, LA2Day.com, Venues Today, and Los Angeles Firemen's Relief Association.
July 2011 — June 2013
Proofreads all new and revised artwork; Ensures consistency throughout brand components; Ships artwork to affiliates in over 30 countries for approval; Performs TVT checks, pdf-to-pdf comparisons, and barcode verifications
NB: Transferred to Matthews International's official payroll in June 2013.
July 2010 — January 2012
Wrote music reviews of live concerts and albums; Interviewed musicians (both unsigned and signed); Judged music competitions representing IndyConcerts.com; Promoted events; Interacted with music community via social media and community management
August 2007 — September 2008
Copy edited text for magazine departments, columns and feature stories; Proofread production layout and bluelines; Wrote monthly news stories, freelance article summaries, introductions and headlines; Managed traffic of copy, art and advertising products throughout the production cycle; Coordinated monthly editorial content with proofreading, production, sales and art departments; Attended trade shows
February 2006 — August 2007
Copy edited text for feature stories, columns and product reviews; Proofread production layout and bluelines; Researched and fact checked information for features and department columns; Wrote product reviews for monthly publications; Coordinated editorial projects with freelancers
Wolters Kluwer (formerly NILS Publishing)
June 2004 — January 2006
Copy edited and proofread manuscript text and layout; Assisted Senior Editors in daily publishing tasks; Converted manuscript text to HTML for online processing; Processed updated content records through editorial production cycle
Scientific Communications Assistant (Medical Editor)
May 2002 — November 2003
Copy edited and proofread clinical study reports; Conducted peer-review editorial meetings; Processed clinical study reports through editorial production cycle
John Wiley and Sons
September 1999 — May 2002
Assisted Project Development, Production, and Copy Editors in daily publishing tasks; Proofread production layout; Coordinated editorial projects with off-site proofreaders; Trained and supported editorial assistant staff
Kentucky State University
University of West London
English Literature, Theatre Studies