As a talented, versatile, tech-savvy former staff member of the Chicago Tribune, I have the experience and skills to perform the responsibilities of a print or online content editor and writer, public relations coordinator or other communications specialist.
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In my copy editing career I became known as a diligent defender of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax who is committed to accuracy, clarity and readability.
In my free time, I became an avid genealogist who is skilled at conducting traditional and online family history...
Aug 9, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$92|Completed
Advanced-level user of Microsoft Word and CCI editing systems.
Intermediate-level user of Assembler/Oxygen, FrontPage, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Recently completed online video courses on Dreamweaver, Expression Web, HTML, CSS, InDesign and SEO. Also took University of Illinois ION courses to prepare to teach online courses.
Previously had experience with Macintosh computer programs Freehand, Quark, Illustrator and MacDraw.
Amateur genealogist since the 1970s, experienced with both traditional and Internet-based family history research techniques. Used FrontPage to create extensive personal family history Web site.
I am available for all types of editing, writing and research assignments.
My talent, skills and temperament are suitable for successfully handling a wide variety of content ranging from book-length manuscripts to shorter forms of publication, such as magazine, newspaper and scholarly journal articles, brochures, press releases, advertising copy and Web sites.
I am accustomed to a fast-paced environment where deadlines are a priority and handling multiple jobs with excellent attention to detail and accuracy are required.
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