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My thirty years' experience in publishing includes business, technical, and educational writing and editing; news editing; feature writing; and web writing. Knowledge of production and graphics lets me integrate easily with your team, and as a full-time freelancer, I can flex my schedule as needed, seven days a week. Please feel free to contact me for last-minute damage control! Editor National Mall Monitor Weekly Clearwater FL NATIONAL MALL MONITOR WEEKLY tracked and analyzed business news and trends for commercial real-estate developers, primarily those involved in building, managing, and promoting major shopping malls. I refined the newsletter's graphic identity and clarified its editorial style. Copy editor St. Petersburg Times St. Petersburg FL The ST. PETERSBURG TIMES is an award-winning midsize daily newspaper. As an editor assigned to the metro desk, I met nightly deadlines for at least two editions. Editors work with reporters and edit copy, write headlines and cutlines, design pages, specify type, select and size art, and oversee page makeup. Editors have final authority over the printed page; during my tenure at the Times, an editor was fired for one (significant) mistake. Editor/writer National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Urbana IL The ERIC Clearinghouse for Reading & Communications Skills (ERIC/RCS) is sponsored by NCTE in cooperation with the National Institute of Education, US Department of Health, Education & Welfare. ERIC's objective is to provide educators with information about developments in education by collecting, analyzing, evaluating, and disseminating material related to research, instruction, and personnel preparation at all levels and in all educational institutions. I edited approximately 100 document abstracts each week and edited, designed, and oversaw production of a variety of academic publications (books, journal articles, pamphlets, brochures, flyers). My own article, "Literature of Adolescence: The Inevitable Battleground," published in the JOURNAL OF READING (v21 n1), was chosen for reprint and inclusion in the welcome packet for the International Reading Association's annual convention that year. Assistant editor Noise Control Engineering Purdue University, West Lafayette IN As assistant editor of NOISE CONTROL ENGINEERING, a bimonthly academic journal for professional engineers, I was responsible for all editorial, production, and graphics functions, advertising, and fulfillment. After I left this position, I continued as a consultant to aid the transition to a new editor. The position itself was split into two separate jobs. Freelance • Editor (Mundania Press, Cincinnati OH) • Contributing editor (CoverGirl Ezine) • Copywriter (Indiana Design Consortium, Lafayette IN) • Textbook editor and designer (Allyn & Bacon, West Publishing, Scientific Illustrators) • Publications consultant (Purdue University, Tampa Bay Jazz Society) • Contributor, music reviews and celebrity interviews (Marge Hofacre's NONAME JAZZLETTER, Tampa & Los Angeles) • Researcher and writer, technical and business materials (TRIMEX CORPORATION, Clearwater FL; PRAXIS Incorporated, Cincinnati OH) Education & certifications • Mount Holyoke College 1972 • Institute of Children's Literature (currently enrolled) • Continuing education units in business management and computer programming • Brainbench Certification, Written English, master level • Brainbench Certification, Business Writing, master level • Brainbench Certification, Editing & Proofing (Chicago Style), master level Samples & references on request.
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