Bachelor of Arts in English and 12+ years of experience in publishing with numerous aspects in print and digital including production, writing, editing, proofreading, internet research, layout and cover design, fact checking, permissions acquisition, data control, social media and more. Able to manage many projects at once. Analytical thinking and planning. Excellent communication and writing skills. Proficient with computer software such as desktop publishing, Microsoft Office, database management and internet. Adaptable to new technologies and quick to learn new software. Able to support publishing team in all aspects. Self-motivated and intuitive with a high level of energy.

Technical Proficiency

Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro)
Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)
Quark Xpress
Research
HTML, XML, CSS and ePub
Mac and Windows
Writing, Proofreading and Editing
German and French languages

Professional Experience

Coordinating EditorTHE WORLD ENERGY FORUM, New York, NY, November 2011-June 2012

  • Responsible for layout of newsletter, including creating a template and HTML documents to upload the newsletter content onto the organization’s website.
  • Proofread material for stylistic, grammatical and typographical errors.
  • Researched news stories and contact contributors for content, including professors and energy industry leaders.
  • Collaborated with team of interns and the managing director on a number of projects for communicating the activities and goals of The World Energy Forum.
  • Coordinated the creation of flyers, fund-raising brochures and writing press releases.
  • Created mail merges from lists of dignitaries worldwide. Included formatting files for printing addresses on envelopes and checking accuracy of addresses for international mailing.

Production and Assistant EditorTHE H.W. WILSON COMPANY, (recently merged with EBSCO Publishing), Bronx, NY, 2001–2011

  • Proofread, edited and fact-checked manuscripts for accuracy.
  • Created and maintained content for print and online publications using Wilson’s in-house content maintenance system.
  • Sent final manuscripts to printers via FTP and burning to CD, which included writing detailed layout sheets.
  • Acquired and formatted images for manuscripts and biographical database—including creating or maintaining metadata—using Adobe PhotoshopCS4 for Windows.
  • Designed book covers for all departments using Adobe Creative Suite CS4 software (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop for Windows).
  • Liaison between Editorial Services and Information Systems Departments for WilsonWeb online products.
  • Tagged text in XML for manuscripts such as Facts About the Presidents, Famous First Facts, Famous First Facts about the Environment, Wilson Chronology of Human Rights, and Tenth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators. Also, laid out manuscripts using Adobe InDesign CS4 and Adobe FrameMaker 7 for Windows, which included creating paragraph formats and templates.
  • Created and maintained analysis databases with Microsoft Access to maintain production information of publications.
  • Acquired permissions from publishers to republish articles in Reference Shelf series.
  • Quality control for visual integrity of online material.

Digital Imaging SpecialistTHE BIG PICTURE, INC., New York, NY, 1999–2001

  • Output up to a dozen jobs for clients daily–including digital color prints, presentations, and large-format displays–using Microsoft PowerPoint, Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign for MAC.
  • Proofread and check accuracy of projects.
  • Scanned and cleaned chrome and print images on high-end drum scanner with MAC.
  • Coordinated numerous time-sensitive projects from beginning to end, including client contact, packaging, sorting and scheduling delivery.
  • General maintenance of four MAC and Windows computers, including back-up and basic configurations.

Education

 Volunteer Work