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Editorial Assistants provide support to Editors In Chief during the preparation and publication of journals, magazines, and online articles. Their work involves assisting other members of the editorial team, performing research, correcting and adjusting written materials, handling correspondence, and solving copyright issues. Based on our most successful resume samples for Editorial Assistants, essential qualifications include writing skills, telephone etiquette, multitasking, time management, creativity, and the ability to follow editorial guidelines. Employers select resumes displaying a college degree in communication or journalism.

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1

Editorial Assistant

  • Composed independent articles every week on pertinent issues facing SMEs investing in Asia
  • Managed India Regulatory Brief, a weekly periodical on regulatory developments in India
  • Managed content for regional flyer, a monthly report sent to clients on the month’s content
  • Monitored news cycle to remain informed on the regulatory and business environment in Asia
  • Wrote mini thought leadership report on using India for the China +1 investing strategy
  • Found, contacted and acquired syndication partners for content
  • Participated in major events and industry conferences
Candidate Info
10
months in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BS
Economics
2

Editorial Assistant

Medical textbook publisher

  • Researched and obtained permissions from academic sources for use in upcoming texts
  • Formatted, organized, and compiled author affiliations to be published in front matter
  • Regularly corresponded with authors to receive forms and keep them up to date
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
English
MA
Publishing
3

Editorial Assistant

  • Edited and organized content for biomedical textbooks
  • Coordinated research activities for product development
  • Developed teaching modules for medical and graduate school professors
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
Biology
PhD
Biomedical Science
4

Senior Editorial Assistant

  • Coordinated the acquisition of books from publishers, the entry of books into our Microsoft Access database (editing the entries as needed), and the nomination (using The Historian's database and the Internet) and invitation of professional historians in the appropriate discipline for the review of books, communicating with the reviewers via telephone, fax, email, and mail, following up and responding to inquiries in a timely fashion to ensure all deadlines and requirements were met for the quarterly publication of seventy-five meticulously edited reviews. Coordinated upon publication of journal the processing of offprints and tear sheets to reviewers and to publishers, respectively.
  • Edited in all stages of the editing process resulting in sharp editorial skills, fluent writing ability, thorough and efficient reading and proofreading abilities, a strong understanding of the English language and its grammar, and a mastery of the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Prepared, rewrote, and edited reviews to improve readability, and supervised others who did this work. Verified facts, dates, and statistics using standard reference sources in Chicago Manual of Style, Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, and on the Internet. Read copies or proofs to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax (working with frequent interruptions to answer questions from subordinates, reviewers, or the Book Review Editor) and conferred with reviewers and the Book Review Editor regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication. Reviewed and approved proofs submitted by editorial staff prior to review being sent back to reviewer and/or Book Review Editor for final check. Supervised and coordinated work and training of editorial staff. Edited the contents of reviews according to the journal's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.
  • Oversaw the day-to-day operations of the office, developed innovative task procedures by solving problems myself, resulting in experience with Microsoft Office programs (Access, Excel, and Word), Outlook, and Windows and the further development of technical skills.
  • Managed and trained a staff of around 20 employees working together with the rest of the Senior Editorial staff, developing management, communication, and leadership abilities in addition to learning to cooperate within a group in order to accomplish tasks and to build strong work relationships.
  • Organized materials, performed data management, and determined the status of the office, presenting office information each Monday morning in Senior Staff meetings to the Book Review Editor, also coordinating project management with the staff for the direction of the Book Review Section, scheduling staff hours and task priorities to ensure they were finished in the quickest and most efficient manner possible.
  • Interviewed applicants to determine suitability for employment with the editorial staff of the Book Review Section.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
History, Religion
5

Editorial Assistant, Academic and Professional Books

Assistant to two Senior Editors (American & Latin American History; Mathematical Sciences)

  • Manage manuscript peer review process, prepare and process contracts, solicit endorsements, oversee illustration and permissions programs, draft marketing copy, process all payments, complete all other pre-production tasks on time and within budget
  • Attend academic conferences with editors and as sole editorial representative
  • Experience in working on a variety of types of titles: trade titles, monographs, reference works, coursebooks and recommended reading, textbooks, books for academic and professional purchase
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets by managing author delivery dates
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite, experience in handling LaTeX manuscripts
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
English
Editorial And Business Marketing Director
6

Editorial Assistant and Reporter

Communicate with readers to create letters to the editor, Your News, announcements

  • Assist the editorial staff by managing content for two publications the Windsor Now and [company name]
  • Budget photo assignments for reporters, photographers and organize records of birth announcements, marriages and oil and gas spill reports
  • Facilitate and organize lunches and dinner every other month for the office to communicate and reflect on stories
  • Thorough coverage of weekend events and breaking news
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
7

Editorial Assistant

Manage book projects for the illustrated list at Little, Brown and Mulholland Books.

  • Edit manuscripts from acquisition to publication.
  • Liaise with literary agents and authors on prospective projects.
  • Write flap and promotional copy for over forty titles each year.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
History
8

Editorial Assistant

Field phone calls/emails/submitted content on the Virtual Newsroom on the web.

  • Process Letters to the Editor
  • Compile content for in each day's paper: weather, deaths, births, courts
  • Complete allotted pages for the next day's paper: Events, Lifestyles, and church pages
  • Update and maintain the calendar of events
  • Use TextEdit Plus, NeoOffice, Quark, and Photoshop
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BFA
Graphic Communication
Computer Aided Design Department
9

Editorial Assistant

Assisted with editorial functions

  • Developed contacts with PR firms
  • Proofed and rewrite copy; weekly calendar of events
  • Answered correspondance regarding publications
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Multimedia Journalism
MA
Creative Writing
10

Senior Editorial Assistant

Edit clinical study reports, protocols, charts and tables

  • Edit e-Learning modules for clarity, correct grammar and proper working condition
  • Design, illustrate and write departmental training guides and schematic designs per protocol
  • Prepare PDF tables, listings and figures for electronic publishing
  • Reconcile procurement purchases; Follow through with Finance
  • Provide Individual training to co-workers as needed
  • Assist Events Manager in organizing and preparing meeting materials
  • Maintain/update clinical site demographics on database for final study reports
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
History
Communications

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