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Copy Editors check books and other written materials for errors. These experts need to ensure the submitted work matches the publication's style and standards. The editing process involves checking for grammar and punctuation errors, making sure words are spelled properly, conducting research, verifying sources, and creating page layouts. Based on our collection of resume samples, these experts should showcase throughout their job applications the following qualifications: writing and grammar skills, the ability to follow editorial guidelines, creativity, and attention to details. Eligible resumes make display of a Bachelor's Degree in English or journalism.

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1

Copy Editor/quality Control Specialist

Served in Quality Control for Executive Customer Relations Project of Bank of America

  • Edited, rewrote, and proofread mortgage documents and letters for Bank of America to ensure legal correctness, quality communication and problem solving
  • Coached customer advocates on best practices in resolving escalated customer complaints
  • Met and exceeded all quotas set by company for quality control
  • Achieved 125% productivity and 100% accuracy ratings
  • Maintained strict confidentiality of bank records and client information
  • Adhered to all federal and state compliance guidelines relative to retail mortgage lending
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English / Writing
Graduate Studies
2

COPY EDITOR, COPYWRITER

Proofread home entertainment company's packaging and marketing materials, including magazine, catalogs, sell sheets, press releases and website. Worked with clients, designers, marketing, production and legal from conception to end.

  • Helped to produce a diversity of top-sellers, including TV, feature films, comedy and music from Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, Discovery Channel, CBS and more.
  • Reduced error rate to nearly zero by introducing new proofing method, increasing hiring standards and training, and raising expectations for position.
  • Developed proofing and marketing stylebooks and templates and maintained company style.
  • Kept the company on the cutting edge by studying the marketplace and advocating for changes reflecting the latest in style and innovation.
  • Reviewed and fact-checked layouts for typographical and art errors and ensured consistency. Checked accuracy of UPCs, prices and dates. Knowledge of legal and marketing issues. Trafficked layouts, tracked all changes and ensured all editorial components submitted to print.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BA
Journalism
3

Copy Editor on Real

Wrote market-moving headlines from press releases and Securities and Exchange Commission filings within moments of arrival and exercised exacting news judgment regarding which releases to headline.

  • Recipient of Dow Jones Ace Award for publishing exclusive headlines 12 minutes ahead of competitors by acquiring press release before the competition.
  • Ensured accurate and timely dissemination of quarterly earnings reports and displayed initiative by preparing cheat sheets and coordinating with reporters on how to best approach coverage of complex earnings releases.
  • Eased News Desk's burdens during busy earnings periods by ensuring Reporters' embargoed headlines were accurate.
  • Consistently distributed multiple, critical news releases by flashing multiple headlines per minute while exercising excellent news judgment.
  • Improved the writing skills of Reporting Assistants, Copy Readers and less-experienced Reporters by participating in mentoring program and providing guidance.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BA
Journalism
4

Independent Writer/copy Editor

Copy edited and proofread submissions recommended for publication by acquisitions editor.

  • Communicated between authors and publishers, ensuring quality publications.
  • Monitored and controlled article and book release dates; managed emergency deadlines as necessary.
  • Projects included Paladins by Joel Rosenberg; The Last Centurion by John Ringo; The Tau Ceti Agenda by Dr. Travis S. Taylor.
  • Edited bestseller Planetary Defense by Dr. Travis S. Taylor and Dr. Bob Boan.
  • Author of Amazon bestselling Kaiju Apocalypse series.
  • 2015 Hugo Award Nominee for Best New Author (John W. Campbell Award)
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
History
MA
History
5

Copy Editor

Conducted research and edited articles to ensure clarity, accuracy and consistency for publication in a newspaper, for posting on a website and for use by news publications in various formats across the country.

  • Worked with reporters, photographers, page designers, graphic artists, supervisors and others to ensure that all elements worked together properly in every package that accompanied an article.
  • Wrote headlines, short article previews and photo captions to provide key information in tight spaces.
  • Provided a final check on pages just prior to publication to ensure that the various elements created the desired effect.
  • At times, the job has included page design, photography and supervising reporters and other editors.
Candidate Info
6

Copy Editor

  • Wrote and provided assistance with news stories, columns or features and participated in preparing reporters' and writers' work for publication.
  • Ensured that all publication deadlines are met and assumed accountability for business management.
  • Provided ongoing training for the editorial staff.
  • Planned the layout of each issue to include selection of the stories and photos.
Candidate Info
BA
Journalism / History
7

Copy Editor

Worked as a copy editor in the traffic hub for a television broadcast company.

  • Provided material instruction entry for multiple [company name] markets
  • Communicated with Traffic Liaisons and Account Executives to obtain traffic instructions and spots
  • Communicated with Agencies to obtain traffic instructions and spots
  • Designed and maintained copy forms for use by [company name] Account Executives
  • Communicated with production teams regarding spot ISCIs and completion dates
  • Organized and maintained client files
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Environmental Sciences
8

Copy Editor

  • Fact-checked, edited and proofread upwards of 20 sales per day
  • Identified grammar, spelling, punctuation, style and factual errors in all published materials
  • Worked with sales, marketing, public relations and creative departments for consistency and accuracy
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Journalism
International Business
9

Social Coordinator/copy Editor

  • Generated client-facing social media content for multiple brands in the retail and restaurant industries - White Castle, DiGiorno, Tidy Cats, etc. - in accordance with each brand's voice and tone guidelines
  • Developed social media editorial calendars, managed paid media campaigns and created brand awareness through real-time opportunities based on culturally relevant topics
  • Utilized social-listening tools such as Hootsuite, TweetDeck and Radian6 to monitor and manage communities, as well as identify opportunities for engagement and user-generated content
  • Collaborated cross-functionally with client teams to turn around multiple projects simultaneously on tight deadlines from concept to activation
  • Proofread and edited copy across the entire business for errors in fact, grammar, punctuation and style through the use of Adobe InCopy
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
Strategic Communication
10

Copy Editor & Food Critic

Line and substantive editing employing The Associated Press Stylebook

  • Edited for maintaining tone and consistency, proofread on QuarkXpress
  • Headline, caption, and TOC writing; wrote and rewrote articles
  • Fact-checked, indexed, reduced word count, created style guides
  • Coordinated with design team, managed editorial and production interns
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
Bachelor of Arts

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