With more than 15 years of experience, I specialize in copy editing for national magazines, daily papers, trade publications and online news sites. I've also written articles for all types of publications, executive speeches and online content.
Copy editing clients
- Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine
- Foreign Policy magazine (Washington Post Co.)
- Personal Finance online publication (Investing Daily)
- Conrad & Associates (AMA, other national medical publications)
- and many others...
- Personal finance
- Financial/investing news
- Health care (Medicare, health care reform, etc.)
- Engineering news
- Stock/bond/mutual fund updates
- Foreign policy career guide
- College/university rankings and news
- Local news for daily newspaper
- Retirement news/advice
- Lifestyle/travel news
- Career advice
- Executive columns
- and much more...
Copy editing styles
- Words Into Type
- Kiplinger.com Retiree Tax Map
- Engineering Times (National Society of Professional Engineers, D.C. area)
- Title I Monitor, Thompson Publishing (Capitol Hill)
- V.I. Daily News
- The Diamondback, UMCP independent newspaper
- Earle Palmer Browne (Bethesda PR firm)
- Managing editor, for-profit education pub and wire service (Title I Monitor, Wash., D.C.)
- Senior copy editor, award-winning national financial magazine (Kiplinger's)
- Associate editor, national engineering trade news publication (Engineering Times, NSPE)
- City desk/copy editor, Pulitzer Prize–winning Virgin Islands Daily News
- Reporter/researcher/copy editor for various websites (Kiplinger.com, Investing Daily)
- Article entry in Content Management Systems
- Simple HTML coding
- Publishing news articles to the Web using FTP & other systems
Adobe InDesign, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Photoshop (familiarity), Dropbox, Adobe Reader X and Acrobat, Quark XPress, Microsoft Office, Outlook
Publications and articles for which I've been on the editing team have won awards including the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism (V.I. Daily News, copy editing), AP Managing Editors Award for Public Service (V.I. Daily News, copy editing/finalist), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) General Excellence Award (Kiplinger.com, copy editing) and more.
Resume, clips and references provided on request.