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Freelance Copy Editors are independent contractors responsible for detecting and fixing errors in a text. Essential duties of a Freelance Copy Editor are double-checking names, making sure facts are accurate, checking sources, creating layouts, placing images, and comparing materials against style guides. Those looking to work in this field should demonstrate throughout their resumes excellent writing skills, attention to details, accuracy, research skills, creativity, teamwork, and computer literacy. A well-written resume sample for Freelance Copy Editor showcases a Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, or communication.

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Freelance Copy Editor

Theater Manager

  • Successfully managed a large staff
  • Formatted and wrote the first two quarterly newsletters
  • Planned and implemented college oriented film programs
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English Writing And Publication
2

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Copy edited and fact checked 3-6 articles an hour for a website focused on inspirational news
  • Assisted editorial department as needed, such as transcribing recipes, writing SEO, and syndicating articles
  • Pitched and wrote articles that fit the website's mission
  • Provided style guide suggestions that strengthened brand identity
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
C
Publishing
BS
Psychology
3

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Guided authors in developing textbooks and training materials for firefighters, paramedics, and first responders.
  • Enhanced branding, voice, SEO terms, and style consistency of descriptive web copy for 7,000 Wyndham hotel properties.
  • Worked with authors to revise/rewrite research grant proposals for improved clarity and persuasiveness.
  • Proofed DVD-based science textbooks for consistency and style.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
4

Freelance Copy Editor

Read copy to correct errors in grammar, usage and style, among other parameters.

  • Worked quickly but accurately, remaining very detail-oriented when searching for information and verifying
  • Discussed the author's core message and target audience with marketing colleagues.
  • Generated words and headlines to accompany advertising visuals.
  • Brainstormed visual and copy ideas with other members of the marketing team.
  • Wrote and presented a few print and online marketing options to authors.
  • Modified copy until the team was satisfied.
  • Monitored the production phase.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
English
5

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Edited articles for grammar, spelling, punctuation and clarity.
  • Collaborated with writers to clarify information.
  • Completed online fact-checking for articles on a variety of topics.
  • Coached writers on improving their work.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Technical Writing
BA
Journalism And History
MA
English
6

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
20
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Comparative Religion
Jazz Performance
7

Freelance Copy Editor/writer

  • Researched, reported and wrote weekly articles on health and fitness for [company name]
  • Copy editor for large D.C.-area non-profit's documents which included marketing brochures, website pages, fundraising packages and annual reports
  • Served as a weekend copy editor and website producer for USATODAY.com
  • Performed numerous copy editing jobs for a local consulting firm
  • Wrote and edited executive summaries for local area companies
Candidate Info
30
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
MA
Interactive Journalism
Personal Training
8

Freelance Copy Editor/writer

Updated member database

  • Proofread and edited Chiropractic Therapy Assistant: A Clinical Resource Guide, a 255 page textbook designed to prepare students to take the TN Chiropractic Therapy Assistant exam
  • Outlined a supplemental workbook for Chiropractic Therapy Assistant: A Clinical Resource Guide
  • Wrote supplemental activities, and assessment questions, for each chapter
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Elementary Education
9

Freelance Copy Editor

Communicated closely with managing editor and other onsite editors

  • Copyedited educational material for multiple projects according to project-specific guides
  • Researched and composed original content for interactive images, graphic organizers, cartoons, and a variety of other digital assets
  • Prioritized work for several concurrent projects while meeting deadlines
Candidate Info
6
months in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
English
10

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Executed external vendor copies for such brands as Altnera, Clarins, Elemis, Fango, Omorovicza, Phytospecific, Skinceuticals, and Sunday Riley.
  • Coordinated with Creative Director and maintained a steady line of communication.
  • Checked facts and raised queries with regards to any potential errors in SKU detail and product descriptions.
  • Oversaw copy content for Feb-Mar of 2013, which included copy fitting and cross-references.
  • Proofread for legal and grammatical guidelines according to Blissworld department code and recommendations.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
BA
Literature
MA
Literature
MA
Master of Arts

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