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Catherine Boleyn

Catherine Boleyn

Volunteer Member, Publishing Corps

826 Boston

Detail- and deadline-oriented professional copy editor

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826 Boston

Volunteer Member, Publishing Corps

• Edit and prepare for publication brief stories written by students in 826 Boston's after-school tutoring program; topics covered include swimming ninjas, chocolate robots, eagles made of fire, and soda throwers, which are like flame throwers, but with soda
• The most recent chapbook, entitled "Really Fangtastic," deals with zombies, vampires, and other monsters and was released in February 2014

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Harvard University

Editor, Class Report Office (Contract)

• Produced the Forty-fifth Anniversary Report for the Class of 1968 (approximately 1,700 members); began assembling Anniversary Reports for the Harvard and Radcliffe Classes of 1954 and 1949
• Lightly edited each class member's submission to preserve the voice of the class member while still correcting grammatical errors and improving the flow of information classmates wished to share with each other
• Reformatted and copy edited the Alumni Directory, working with the Alumni Association Board Service Coordinator
• Achieved quick turnaround with Reunion Director and print vendor to proofread and ensure style alignment of Memorial Service programs for Classes of 1983 and 1973
• Collaborated closely with other staff in the Class Report Office and with members of each Class

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Mullen

Copy Editor (Contract)

• Provided precise and thoughtful copy editing and proofreading of various forms of advertising, including traditional print pieces as well as Web pages, banner ads, and emails; press releases and public relations statements; clients’ presence on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; and internal Mullen work; clients included Acura, Google Play, JetBlue, MassMutual, the City of Boston, and U.S. Cellular
• Maintained consistency with each client’s preferred style
• Coordinated with other members of the copy editing group, account, and project managers plus studio, production, and creative teams to ensure deadlines were met

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Pearson North America

Website Release Coordinator (Contract)

• Fulfilled requests, always within three business days, aiding in the publishing structure and workflow of online courses
• Acted as liaison between in-house clients and other members of the Content Management Team
• Managed ongoing projects and acted as a point of escalation as necessary

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Pearson North America

Associate Editor (Contract)

• Meticulously reviewed, condensed, and revised printed material associated with Pearson’s signature online content provider for the middle grade math audience, digits
• Maintained consistency between materials intended for standard and advanced students
• Achieved a 30% page count reduction

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Tufts University

Admissions Assistant & Student Services Representative

• Processed and filed applications to secondary degree programs offered by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering; recorded and processed applicable admissions decisions
• Provided customer service to prospective students, current students, and outside inquiries
• Liaised with University departments
• Coordinated school-sponsored student events

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McGill University

Major in Political Science (International Relations); Minor in Environmental Studies