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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

Editing stories for clarity, spelling, grammar, factual correctness and conformity with Enquirer and Associated Press style, primarily in sports but also as part of a universal desk handling news, business and entertainment copy

  • Rewriting staff and freelance copy to enhance readability and provide greater information
  • Writing short stories, notes and game roundups in sports using information gathered by phone and from news wires, websites and television
  • Writing cover copy referring to stories inside the sports section
  • Selecting, compiling and editing wire copy for sports notebooks and roundups
  • Writing headlines and photo captions
  • Posting and updating content online
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
Public Relations
22

Senior Copy Editor

Attentive to detail and accuracy

  • Promoted from Copy Editor to Senior Copy Editor
  • Work with colleagues in news and online communications to ensure all content is strategic, engaging and updated regularly
  • Create and follow production schedule to ensure all work is updated and completed on time
  • Work with dozens of contributors to obtain content changes; edit and correct all submissions
  • Research discrepancies or inconsistencies to ensure that all information is accurate and consistent and enter all changes in electronic files
  • Edit copy of both new and experienced writers; work with new writers to improve their writing skills and produce better copy by encouraging them to explore topics from various perspectives
  • Assist in upkeep of [company name]' official online style guide
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Magna
23

Copy Editor

  • Edited copy and wrote headlines and photograph captions for a daily newspaper, two weekly newspapers and a monthly business magazine
  • Laid out copy and photographs using Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress
  • Worked with news, advertising and composing departments to meet daily deadlines
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Journalism
24

Freelance Writer & Copy Editor

I write financial, banking, investment and estate planning stories for Forbes. I am especially skilled at taking complex financial/investment topics and distilling them into interesting and easily understood stories.

  • Blogged for a financial ([company name]) and a real estate website (www.mtgcapital.com/homeblog).
  • My articles on travel, food, wine, lifestyle, and general interest have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, UK Sunday Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, Boston Globe, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, Preferred Lifestyles magazine, Style at Home, and Canadian Gardening magazine.
  • I am a contributing writer for luxury lifestyle online magazines Departures.com and Centurion-magazine.com.
  • Wrote 20-page brochure for Rivera Luxury Home Builder, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Writer for TripAdvisor. Did guides for Seoul, South Korea; Shenzhen, China; Lisbon, Portugal; and Kyoto, Japan. Also hired by TripAdvisor to do city walks for EveryTrail, including Melbourne, Australia; Helsinki, Finland; Cape Town, South Africa; and Brussels, Belgium.
  • In January 2013, I received the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association Professional Journalism Award (second place).
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
English & French
MA
Journalism
Law
25

Copy Editor/page Designer

  • Proofed news and sports stories for organization's flagship newspaper, the Oakland Tribune, which consistently produced articles of national interest.
  • Became a standout copy editor in a large newsroom who, as a slot, was responsible for final reads of stories and display type.
  • Worked closely with writers, editors, photographers and graphics department to create eye-catching story presentations.
  • Contributed periodic feature stories for news, lifestyles and sports.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Journalism
26

Assistant Copy Editor

Assist the copy coordination team of 10 editors and producers for the publishing department to produce 70+ catalogs per year

  • Format designed catalog spreads in InDesign to ensure correct product copy
  • Apply editors' copy edits in live catalog spreads
  • Work closely with planners, merchants, and copy writers daily
  • Operate the mainframe system to fix product information
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Professional Communications
27

Copy Editor

Maintain all responsibilities of my Technical Writer role (see below).

  • Copy edit all technical documents for [company name] before personally routing them to publish.
  • Correct grammatical, typographical, and formatting errors in adherence to company style guides and the Microsoft
  • Perform developmental edits; macro-scale edits that emphasize proper document focus and organization, as well as adherence to correct style.
  • Create and manage multiple projects to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and productivity of the editing staff.
  • Complete projects by coordinating with other teams in both internal departments and external organizations.
  • Assist writers in troubleshooting obstacles in Team Foundation Server and WebNow.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Creative Writing
28

Writer, Editor, Copy Editor, Interview Coach

Drafting and editing resumes, cover letters, essays, online profiles, personal statements

  • Interviewing and advising clients to help them see themselves in new jobs or positions
  • Helping clients analyze skills and achievements to pinpoint what qualities will get them where they want to go
  • Guiding clients to identify potential audience so as to create materials that will appeal to readers' interests and needs
  • Calling on legal writing background to ensure that written materials convey ideas clearly and as intended
  • Offering clear, straightforward language to make it easy for a reader to find pertinent information
  • Editing and copy editing web sites, correspondence, and publications
  • Providing services face to face and remotely, via email, Skype, and messaging
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
26
years
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
29

Freelance Copy Editor/proofreader

Edit copy decks, presentations, web copy, brochures, social media content for creative agency

  • Maintain tone of voice/insure styles and standards are consistent
  • Update creative briefs/strategic framework
  • Work with creative to suggest visual support
  • Originate Content/develop editorial calendar
  • Develop Recipes/promotional strategy
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
Culinary Arts
BA
Italian Language And Culture / Scholar
MA
Food Systems
30

Freelance Copy Editor and Writer

Editor of articles and books.

  • Fashion & Beauty Editor of [company name].
  • Senior Copy Editor of SALT Magazine and Totts Magazine.
  • Editor of Lifeline newsletter of First Armenian Presbyterian Church, Fresno (circulation 400, nationwide).
  • Articles published in newspapers and periodicals including Central California Parent Magazine, Clovis Roundup, [company name], Totts Magazine, The Armenian Mirror-Spectator, SALT Magazine, Fresno Magazine, the AEUNA Forum, Fresno State Magazine, platinum magazine, and The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
20
years
at this job
BA
Communications

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