Editing Resume

I do freelance work. If you want to know about costs and my services, please contact me.

EDITING and WRITING SERVICES

  • Managing Projects—evaluation, instruction, coordination, liaising, from concept to final product
  • Editing—structural, stylistic, substantive, technical and line
  • Writing—technical, editorial, articles, instructional, fiction, copy, etc.
  • Copy Writing—technology, tourist, restaurant and telecommunications copy
  • Proofreading
  • Manuscript Evaluation
  • Indexing
  • Desktop Publishing—Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign

ABILITIES

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Refined abilities in working diplomatically and energetically with authors and co-workers.
  • Excellent evaluation skills for substance, cohesive structure, and ways to focus themes.
  • Dedicated to exemplary editorial standards in content and style.
  • Adaptable to individual projects or team dynamics.
  • Superior eye for detail, design and catching errors.
  • Innovative and visionary attitude for motivating interest in new ideas.
  • Open-minded to discovering and researching new styles in publishing.

 

EXPERIENCE

Assistant to the Dean of Academics—Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine 2006-current

Managed student grades

Liaised with faculty on course syllabi and administrative requirements

Edited and rewrote handbooks for faculty and students

Assisted the Dean with daily meetings, projects and schedules

Managed various projects and deadlines

Senior Fantasy Editor—Aberrant Dreams online magazine 2007-current

Distributed stories to readers

Managed files and letters to authors

Worked with authors on story selection process and rewrites

Marketing Writer—Empire Marketing 2007

Coordinated with departments such as customer relations and legal on trends and issues

Advised, set up and maintained blog for public relations

Researched and wrote articles for blog to increase readership

Document Certification and Creative Services—Nokia Telecommunications, Games 2004-2006

Managed projects, from concept, and liaised with other departments, vendors and printers

Edited print materials for game user guides, press kits, on-screen text and cover sleeves

Designed brochures, logos, posters, pamphlets, press kits, etc. for marketing

Documented and defined process, using metrics, spreadsheets, archiving

Rewrote print and media materials

Certified materials to Nokia standards for legal, branding and lexicon

Contract Stylistic & Copy Editor—freelance for many publishers and individuals 1991-present

Multi-tasked on several projects simultaneously

Copy edited manuscripts and manuals in pre-press stages

Detailed structural changes

Suggested changes to simplify and clarify text and images

Proofread final copies before final stage of publication

Corrected graphics, tables, charts or text as needed to match templates

Evaluated manuscripts for content, style and language

Website Editor—Twilight Tales Foreign Author spot (www.twilighttales.com) 2000-2005

Contacted and worked with authors and authors’ agents

Edited stories for content

Checked style and format

Sent promotional information to other interested parties

Senior Proofreader—Buy n’ Sell newspaper/Trader.com publications (18 papers) 1997-2004

Oversaw consistency and quality of design

Updated, improved and expanded style guide and sheets

Maintained very low error rate in proofreading ads

Set standard of consistent style for proofreaders

Placed pictures and made minor corrections to ads using Quark

Senior EditorTechnocopia (www.technocopia.com) 1998-2001

Researched topics for writing

Interviewed various sources for articles

Wrote articles related to new technologies in the home

Represented magazine at trade fairs

Worked with other editors on themes and material

Script Supervisor—IATSE (continuity) in the movie industry 1999-2001

Maintained diplomacy between departments in often-stressful situations

Communicated with director, assistant director and production office with diplomacy

on scene lengths, scenes shot and other camera information

Recorded continuity for each scene

Documented scenes to send to film editor for editing

Read lines to and instructed actors

Ensured consistent continuity with costume, hair, props, set decoration and makeup

Logged in times that crew worked, when filming started and stopped

Noted camera and scene information to send to film lab

EditorFearsmag (www.fearsmag.com) 1999-2000

Wrote and edited monthly theme column

Researched topics for column

Editorial AssistantPrism Magazine University of British Columbia 1997-1998

Evaluated story and poetry submissions

Selected submissions and discussed on editorial board

Proofread material

Vice President—BC Glass Arts Association 1994-1996

Laid out and published newsletter as well as writing editorial

Specialized in legalities of non-profit status

Promoted fundraising activities

Guided writers and edited articles

OTHER SKILLS

Directed three festivals (for 300 people)

Organized subgroups and delegated workload with diplomacy

Problem solved and implemented last-minute solutions

Coordinated volunteers in educational capacity

Created and published user handbook—editing, layout, design and graphics

Structured office, developed office guidebook, brought in assistants and delegated tasks

Participated on panels about writing and editing, taught workshops and guided writers

Spoke on various topics to interest groups

Conducted public ceremonies

Published over 100 articles, stories and poems

Wrote, directed and/or acted in plays

Volunteered on several boards (SF Canada and BC Glass Arts Association)

 

Editing and Proofreading clients include Publishers, Small Businesses, Individuals:

Scholastic Books, ON (Grade school readers and teaching plans)

Raincoast Books, BC Cabin at Singing River, Weird Sex and Snowshoes (film history), etc.

Byron Preiss Associates, NY (Tor, Bantam, Ace) Monet’s Ghost, Hannah’s Garden, X-Men, etc.

Recycling Council of BC, BC (copyediting newsletter)

Alyson Publications, CA The Ghost of Carmen Miranda

Wolf Creek Publishing, Yukon King Con, All That Glitters

Altitude Publishing, AB Vancouver‘s Old-time Scoundrels, Rebel Women, Dinosaur Hunters

EA Sports (copy editing and rewriting in-game text and concept documents)

Hewlett-Packard (Consera Software Solutions), WA (copy editing, rewriting proofreading)

Catalyst Papers, BC (copy editing, proofreading)

Canadian Mental Health Association, AB The Chimo Project (stylistic and copy editing)

Magazines: ClearQuest Media, Best Whistler, Via Magazine, Steppe, Buy n’ Sell {Trader.com}, Panegyria (article and copy writing, copy editing, proofreading, layout)

EDUCATION

v BFACreative Writing—UBC

v BFA—Design—Major—Visual Communications (photography)—ACAD

v Copy editing courses—Simon Fraser University, Six-week fiction writing workshop—Seattle

 

MEMBER

v Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC)

v Science Fiction Writers of America

v SF Canada

 

OTHER INTERESTS:

wildlife, edible plants, science and nature, hiking, natural health, yoga, belly dance, photography, adventure, spiritual—metaphysical, religious, paganism; history—women’s, medieval, costume, ancient Greece; anthropology, fairy tales and myths; Gypsies (Rom), erotica, science fiction, fantasy, fiction, arts, glass arts, calligraphy and illumination, sculpture, jewelry.

One response to “Editing Resume

  1. Tim Arnold

    Colleen,

    A while back you edited my book, and I thought you’d like to know it is now available…. I’m having a party if you’re going to be around the Seattle area on Feb 28th. Let me know.

    Tim

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