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Rebecca M. | Elance
 
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Rebecca M.

Writer and Editor, specializing in art and design
   United States

Overview

Deadline-driven, creative, efficient, collaborative.

10+ years working in editorial capacities, including full-time experience in art/design book publishing and freelance experience proofreading fiction and non-fiction books and magazines.

100+ articles published in online and print magazines and blogs. Co-author of a book featuring a private collection of design objects.

Curatorial experience in art museums as a researcher, writer, and cataloguer of 19th- and 20th-century art and design.

BA, art history, Boston University, magna cum...

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Jun 29, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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4.8
Jun 23, 2013|Article Writing|Private|Working
Oct 17, 2012|Article Writing|Private|Working
Oct 15, 2012|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Skills (10)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
Content Writing
English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Mac OSX Administration
Academic Writing
English Spelling
Online Writing
iPhone App Development

Service Description

I provide clean, error-free copy for online and print magazines. I have extensive experience writing about about local personalities, events, and shops; artists; and design and art. My interests are wide-ranging, and I also love to write about architecture, food, books, health and fitness, and anything that allows me to dig beneath a person or company's surface to illuminate something truly unique.

In editing, I focus on querying authors to encourage them to create the most compelling and original text they can in their own words. As a proofreader, I am meticulous about consistency within a text, working with style guides, fact-checking every last detail, and confirming spelling of any unusual words. Fluent in Chicago Manual of Style 16.

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Employment

Freelance
Writer/Editor
2011 - Present
• Proofread, copy edit, line edit for non-fiction and fiction book and magazine publishers. • Write arts and culture articles for digital and print publications.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Curatorial Fellow
2011 - 2013
• Research objects for acquisition and objects/themes for potential exhibitions. • Draft miscellaneous copy for acquisitions process. • Update, correct, and add information and images in TMS.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Research Intern
2012 - 2012
• Research objects in museum’s collection; provide notes, bibliography to curators.
BORO Magazine
Staff Writer
2010 - 2012
• Write arts and culture stories for digital and print editions of magazine
The Monacelli Press/Random House, Inc.
Assistant Editor
2010 - 2011
• Work directly with senior editors on book acquisitions • Manage books from manuscript/art delivery through to publication • Line edit text from manuscript level
The Monacelli Press/Random House, Inc.
Editorial Assistant
2008 - 2010
• Serve as project manager for whole-book purchases; Play strong role in creating seasonal catalog • Proofread, copy edit books; Prepare final design files and images to send to press • Started and...
Nielsen Gallery
Intern
2008 - 2008
• Wrote press releases • Copy edited marketing materials • Compiled artist biographies
BU Today/Boston University
Writing/Reporting Intern
2007 - 2008
• Wrote news and feature stories; Created slide shows for Web site • Solicited and organized responses for student Q&A section
The Bostonian 2007/Boston University
Editor
2006 - 2007
• Organized pages and photo shoots for part of “Student Life” section of yearbook
The Daily Free Press
Staff Reporter
2005 - 2006
• Wrote campus news stories for the independent student newspaper
Boston University Art Gallery
Docent
2005 - 2006
• Gave tours of the gallery
Montclair Art Museum
Le Brun Library Intern
2005 - 2005
• Began file preservation project • Researched, wrote gallery guide
Montclair Art Museum
Le Brun Library Intern
2005 - 2005
• Began file preservation project • Researched, wrote gallery guide

Education

Parsons the New School for Design
MA in History of Decorative Arts and Design
2011 - 2014
Boston University
Bachelor of Science in Magazine Journalism
2004 - 2008
Boston University
Bachelor of Arts in Art History
2004 - 2008

Keywords

design
art
writing
editing
blogs
proofreading
architecture
culture
new york
indianapolis
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