Objective

My goal is to edit and write information that I find intriguing and that provides enjoyment to readers. I’m particularly passionate about materials (both non-fiction and fiction) that improve my life and the lives of others.

Experience
Jan. 2008 to Present Independent Project Writer and Editor Simi Valley, CA
  • Arcadia News
    • Proofread and edit articles for a monthly newspaper.
  • McGraw-Hill Education
    • Make edits, write new material and research photos for a copyright update of student textbook, teacher edition and student workbook.
  • California State University, Northridge, University Advancement Department
    • Write donor profile article to appear in print and electronic publications for alumni.
  • The Life in Simi Valley Magazine
    • Write articles and take photos about local events and stories in Simi Valley, California.
  • MeeGenius!
    • Edit children's e-book manuscripts for pacing, structure, flow, grammar, punctuation, age appropriateness, syntax, rhyme, scheme, and additional literary devices.
  • Harvard Business School Publishing
    • Work remotely in a team with a product manager and project manager to proofread screens and graphics for 11 modules and one glossary from the online course, IT Concepts.
    • Proofread screens and graphics for the online course Management Communication.
  • The Catholic Textbook Project
    • Research California state history standards for seventh grade.
    • Correlate seventh grade history textbook to California state history standards.
  • Suspense Magazine
    • Write a monthly column from a fan’s view of the latest suspense novels.
  • Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
    • Write teacher material for portfolio projects to appear in a teacher edition textbook.
    • Review and edit student activity workbook and teacher-annotated workbook.
  • The Cultured Being
    • Edit magazine articles for style, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and scope and sequence.
    • Ensure each article discusses and elaborates on a humorous topic.
    • Manage workflow with writers’ rewrites and edits.
  • ReviewBooks
    • Rewrite a gardening book from the early 1900s to apply to modern day gardeners.
  • Shevach Pepper (Great Family Coaching)
    • Edit a family life e-Book titled “How to Get Rid of Your Imperfect Family.”
    • Edit and rewrite copy for organization, flow, accurate scope and sequence.
    • Proofread for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style.
    • Remain in constant communication with author regarding suggestions for improving copy.
  • Books by Brookes
    • Research state academic standards.
    • Identify similar terms in standards and educational product to find where the standard is met.
    • Submit correlation in an Excel spreadsheet organized by the hierarchy levels of the standards.
  • Crystal Press Publishing
    • Collaborate with authors to edit and organize professional books for the consumer market.
    • Research art, tables, and photos and accuracy and appropriateness of content.
    • Edit company website and materials for accuracy, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style.
  • Funny Books, LLC
    • Proofread and edit material for grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, and consistency.
Dec. 2008 to Sept. 2012 Editor Simi Valley, CA
  • How to Media
    • Edit medical career articles and anatomy information for Innerbody.com website.
    • Edit "How To" articles using AP Style to be posted on the HowToDoThings.com website.
    • Edit in HTML format.
    • Write search engine optimization (SEO) into article titles, descriptions, and content.
    • Manage writers and editors to meet deadlines.
Aug. 2008 to June 2009 Instructional Media Technician (Librarian) Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Los Cerritos Middle School
    • Promote student literacy and locate books for research projects and leisure reading.
    • Research, purchase, catalogue, and process books and materials to support the K-12 curriculum.
Aug. 2003 to July 2008 Editor Woodland Hills, CA
  • Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
    • Lead, as the project manager, the planning, organization, editing, and completion of educational projects for the Family and Consumer Sciences and Computer Technology Education programs.
    • Edit print and media ancillaries, such as the department’s monthly e-newsletter, for an overall flow and consistent scope and sequence.
    • Know and understand accurate English language usage and The Chicago Manual of Style.
    • Collaborate with authors, editors, customers (teachers), marketing, and sales to complete projects.
    • Pay strong attention to major and minor details.
    • Maintain project budgets and schedules.
    • Have strong interpersonal and time-management skills.
    • Work well in a team environment; yet also possess a proactive mentality to work independently.
    • Use software programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe InCopy.
Education
2003 – 2004 California State University, Northridge Northridge, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, with Credential Option
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
2000 – 2002 Moorpark College Moorpark, CA
  • Associate in Arts
    • Pepsi Scholar Athlete of the Year Award/Scholarship
References

Available upon request.