Freelance Editor resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Writer and editor with more than four years' experience in the publishing industry. Recent Duke MA familiar with Duke University Press and accustomed to writing for both academic and general audiences.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong communication and public relations skills
  • Self-motivated and good with deadlines
  • Editorial eye for detail
  • Experience working with authors to market their books
  • Project Management
  • Skilled with all MS Office programs and Adobe
  • Fluent in Japanese
Expected in 2004 Bachelor of Arts | Creative Writing University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA GPA:
Expected in 2013 Master of Arts | East Asian Studies Duke University, Durham, NC GPA:

  • University of Pittsburgh Honor's College Scholarship for full tuition
  • Twice recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship at Duke
  • Presenter at the Asian and Pacific Studies Institute's Summer Institute for Teachers 2013
Work History
09/2009 to Current Freelance Editor Syneos Health, Inc | Ogden, UT,
  • Worked with publishers Pressque, LLC and Amazon's Createspace
  • Promoted to the editing team of AmazonEncore at the launch of its new imprint Thomas & Mercer.
  • Structural editing - helping authors work through major structural issues with plot, character, genre, etc.
  • Copy editing - proofreading manuscripts for grammatical errors and final layout
  • Ongoing communication with authors, understanding their goals and helping them to achieve them.
  • Authors often requested me for later books, working with me exclusively.
07/2007 to 06/2009 Assistant Language Teacher Scioto | Saint Peters, MO,
  • Taught ESL at the elementary and middle school levels.
  • Wrote and implemented new English curriculum for Takashimizu Elementary School, one of the flagship schools in Miyagi prefecture's move to teach English at the elementary school level.
  • Grass-roots cultural exchange
05/2000 to 08/2006 Site Manager D&D Painting | City, STATE,
  • Customer relations
  • Management
  • Training new crew
  • Painting contracting

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School Attended

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Duke University

Job Titles Held:

  • Freelance Editor
  • Assistant Language Teacher
  • Site Manager


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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