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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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Copy Editor, Communications Specialist

Currently writing and copy editing business communications, proposals, graphs and charts, and executive summaries for Auto Underwriting Division. Also responsible for communication planning and strategy.

  • Worked 13 years in Public Affairs, which included editing 16-page print publication for a statewide corporate audience (distribution 10,500); copy editing all stories and ads; managing editorial staff of 10; planning story budgets; facilitating story meetings; and collaborating with publisher and graphic designers.
  • Reported on city government for weekly community newspaper, average three to five front-page stories a week
  • Created "West Coast Discoveries, " a special section highlighting arts and entertainment in West Sonoma County; recognized as Employee of the Year for design
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
20
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Critical Studies Of Film And Television
12

Copy Editor

  • Edited, copyedited, fact checked, and proofread academic manuscripts and marketing pieces
  • Updated style guide
  • Rewrote Web content for petersons.com
  • Researched, wrote, and edited articles for NextStep magazine
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Theology, New Testament, Old Testament
BS
Journalism
13

Freelance Copy Editor

Copy edited online and print copy for all sections of the magazine, including Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Film, Food & Drink, LGBT, Music, Nightlife, Shopping & Style, Theater, and This Week in NY

  • Entered notes/queries in Adobe InCopy CS6 and provided clarification to editors when necessary
  • Implemented [company name] style guide in all copy edited
  • Met deadlines under rigid time constraints of weekly publication
  • Corrected errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style; proofread layouts, researched facts, took necessary precautions against libel
  • Trained new copy editors to ensure quality control
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Comparative Religion
Jazz Performance
14

Freelance Copy Editor

Edited nine books manuscripts for the University Presses of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Oregon State.

  • Worked remotely with authors to make prose clear, graceful, consistent, and correctly annotated.
  • Coded manuscripts for typesetting and design.
  • Read galley proofs for design errors.
  • Received universal praise from clients.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Classics
15

Senior Copy Editor

Fact-check, edit for clarity and content and produce stories from on-staff and freelance writers for multiple platforms

  • Establish on my own initiative quick fact sheets for breaking stories and paper-wide style guidelines on specific sensitive issues
  • Create headlines, subheads and photo captions for sports, local, national and business stories
  • Entrusted to be "last set of eyes" on content before publishing
  • Communicate extensively and work in a genial manner with writers and other colleagues
  • Also have worked at the [company name] as a copy desk supervisor, researcher, writer and news assistant
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
25
years
at this job
BA
Journalism
16

Proofreader/copy Editor

  • Edited copy for bipartisan newspaper covering legislation on Capitol Hill
  • Selected and coordinated Op-Ed submissions
  • Coordinated Letters to the Editor
  • Incorporated editorial changes from editors and reporters
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
C
Publishing
BA
English Literature
JD
Juris Doctor
17

Chief Copy Editor

Assumed responsibility (quality, accuracy and grammar) for all copy

  • Supervised a staff of seven
  • Assisted in hiring, reprimanding and firing
  • Scheduled, mentored and mediated
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
English Literature
18

Copy Editor

  • Proposed concept & wrote first ever weekly video game column in [company name] 2010-2012.
  • Wrote concert reviews and opinion pieces for [company name] from 2009 to 2010.
  • Secretary for the Brockport chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in the spring and fall semesters of 2011 and the spring semester of 2012.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Journalism
19

Copy Editor

  • Edited news and feature articles on deadline for print and Web
  • Wrote all display type, including headlines and photo captions
  • Oversaw and approved the work of other copy editors
  • Designed pages for the news section
  • Wrote for the real estate section
  • Assisted on the foreign news desk moving content to the copy desk
  • Proofread printed pages for editing errors and layout defects
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communication
20

Copy Editor, Web Editor

Edit news and business stories for grammatical style, accuracy and clarity, and write clear, concise and engaging headlines and captions

  • Edit and monitor stories and write accurate, engaging and SEO-friendly headlines for OCRegister.com
  • Demonstrate ability to learn new computer systems, such as CCI, which was created for the Register, as well as applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, for blogging
  • Compile and edit national news report from newswire
  • Work effectively and collegially as part of a team of editors, writers, photographers and designers
  • Use organizational skills to prioritize work duties to meet deadlines while faced with distractions, interruptions and fluctuating workloads
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BA
Communications

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