assistant editor resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -

Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills. Have insatiable hunger to learn about our world, people, cultures, languages, history, geography, current events, science, technology, public affairs, art and literature.

  • Computer Typesetting
  • Topic Assignment
  • Problem Identification
  • Marketing Collaboration
02/2010 to Current
ASSISTANT EDITOR Group Publishing, Inc. Loveland, CO,
  • Prepared, rewrote and edited copy to improve readability.
  • Reviewed and approved proofs submitted by composing room prior to production.
  • Proofed copy to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation and syntax.
  • Wrote stories, articles or newsletters for publication.
  • Verified facts, dates and statistics using standard reference sources.
  • Met with artists, typesetters and production managers to discuss projects and resolve problems.
  • Attended key industry meetings and conferences.
  • Traveled to foreign countries to write travel features and reviews of airline, hotel and restaurant services and local sights to see.
  • Foreign nations visited: Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Great Britain, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Singapore, Jamaica, Mexico.
07/2016 to 09/2019
Cottage Parent Dimensional Fund Advisors Berlin, NH,
  • Live-in foster parent assigned to several different campus residences ("cottages") during my tenure based on age groupings with up to eight resident children in each ranging in age/grade from pre-school to grade 6, middle school to 9th, high school grades 10-12, and young men's independent/half-way house, 18-20 years of age attending community college.
  • Mentored, encouraged and disciplined children according to Crossnore protocols. Administered daily medications, took them to appointments with doctors, dentists, behavioral counselors, social workers, and guardians ad litem.
  • Assisted children with homework and projects to assist their education. Met with the children's teachers at the Crossnore Campus school to discuss the students' progress.
  • Took children on field trips, movies, restaurants, shopping.
  • Supervised their recreational indoor and outdoor activitiesYMCA swimming, on campus basketball/gymnasium, weight room
  • Scheduled and supervised their household chores.
  • Wrote weekly reports on foster family life within the cottagegroup and individual successes and challenges.
  • Displayed strong telephone etiquette, effectively handling difficult calls with child's parents/grandparents.
  • Collaborated with various healthcare professionals to execute rehabilitation and special needs for each child.
  • Prepared children for self-management and decision-making responsibilities.
  • Documented and filed child's daily/weekly medication report.
  • Assisted with Crossnore management requests and answered questions to improve delivery of services.
  • Built trust and rapport with child/victims of domestic abuse by remaining calm and compassionate in variety of situations.
  • Used job-related software to compose or prepare correspondence, case notes and technical reports
  • Maintained confidentiality through stringent handling of charts and data.
  • Worked with care team to assess client needs and discuss collaborative treatment efforts.
  • Participated in ongoing training to maintain license and enhance knowledge of relevant mental health topics.
  • Attended hearings with children to provide emotional support.
09/2006 to 02/2010
Senior Writer Patterson Partners Public Relations City, STATE,
  • Performed in-depth research into topics to write clear and accurate copy.
  • Used strong grammar and research skills to craft well-written, mistake-free copy.
  • Attended team meetings to discuss projects, brainstorm ideas and put forward solutions to issues.
  • Organized and tracked multiple projects to meet tight deadlines.
  • Updated instruction booklets and publications.
  • Collaborated closely with individuals to ghostwrite articles on various topics.
  • Adjusted tone and content to reach wide range of audiences.
  • Researched and wrote informative and accurate articles for various publications.
  • Delivered complex communications, driving implementations and other high visibility growth projects.
  • Consulted with business owners to clarify content needs when creating final draft documents.
  • Checked content for conformance with SEO best practices.
  • Applied strong writing, editing and proofreading abilities to each assignment to produce best possible content.
  • Followed trends in industry and target genre to capitalize on emerging trends.
  • Revised written output to satisfy needs of clients, directors or publishers.
  • Wrote sales copy, letters and other advertising and marketing material.
  • Wrote fiction prose, short stories, personal essays or descriptive analyses.
  • Varied tone and verbiage in messages based on product and customer persona.
  • Prepared and formatted work for publication and submitted to printers or publishers.
  • Edited or rewrote written collateral and submitted for approval by supervisor or editor.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2009 to to
Master of Arts: Public Affairs And Public Policy Analysis
University of North Carolina At Greensboro - Greensboro, NC
Expected in 05/1975 to to
Bachelor of Science: Journalism, Print
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Carbondale, IL
Expected in 06/1966 to to
High School Diploma:
Niles North High School - Skokie, IL,
  • Was honored to receive "Public Service Award" from the North Carolina in 1999 for my work as managing editor of the Daily Southerner in Tarboro, N.C. during Hurricane Floyd and historical flood.
  • The book I wrote, "Hurricane Floyd and the Flood of the Century is available at the Winston Salem Public Library.
  • Nonprofit Management Certificate, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. May, 2007.
  • Microsoft Excel Certified, Levels 1 and 2

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  • University of North Carolina At Greensboro
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Niles North High School

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