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Maurreen Skowran | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 18, 2013

Maurreen Skowran

Attention to Detail and to the Big Picture
   United States
  |   Albuquerque, NM
  |  2:14 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $10

More than 10 years of nonfiction editing experience.

* Familiar with business, science and technology.
* Corrects inconsistencies and informational gaps.
* Capable in basic design and image editing.
* Improves focus, flow, diction and structure.
* Attentive to both detail and the big picture.
* Adept at research and fact-checking.
* Collaborates with writers and others.
* Excellent command of AP style.
* Concise; can cut surgically.
* Quick work on deadline.
* Maintains writer's voice.
* Skilled at headlines.
* Mindful of audience.
*...

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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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ArcGIS

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Employment

Albuquerque Journal
Part-time copy editor
2009 - Present
The News & Observer
Copy editor and fill-in supervisor
2000 - 2009
* Led style committee. * Co-editor of voters guide. * Wrote copy-editing test for interns. * Judged contest of American Food Journalists. * Taught sessions on graphics and Internet tools. * Served...
Small newspapers in Arizona and Texas
Copy editor, page designer and writer
1997 - 2000
* Wrote and shot photos for full-page package on high rate of suicides in state. * Improved design style of weekly supplement. * Trained high school intern. * Revised copy-editing test.
U.S. Marine Corps
Aviation support
1980 - 1994
* Repaired aircraft navigation and communication equipment. * Led maintenance administration section. * Served in presidential and experimental helicopter squadron.

Education

Central New Mexico Community College
Cert in Geographic Info Tech expected in 2011
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
n/a
2007 - 2008
University of New Mexico
n/a
1991 - 1991
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