Experienced and proficient Proofreader editor with extensive experience in assessing and proofreading a high volume of various publications and marketing materials in the educational testing and medical publishing field.
Summary of Skills
Excellent proofreading skills and thorough attention to detail
Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills
Strong command of the English language, including grammar and usage
Strong project management skills
Knowledge of American Medical Association (AMA) and Chicago Manual of style guides
Excellent eye for details and follow-through skills
Reviewed and proofread a high volume of educational testing publications and materials with accuracy and meet and completed all projects successfully.
I was recognized for my work performance with Accenture's “Celebrating Performance Award” for accurately finding errors and
meeting project deadlines during the busy peak period for three consecutive
Quality Auditor Associate12/2006 to 02/2016Accenture IncEwing, New Jersey
Performed a high volume of accurate and consistent proofreading and one-to-one match review reading (original copy compared with printed proof sample) of various printers test book proofs, test publications, manuals, and marketing materials, manufactured by Educational Testing Services (ETS) including, SAT, AP, (in English and non-English speaking languages) GRE, PSAT, AP, PRAXIS, and TOEFL.
Operated the Electronic Comparison Tool (ECT) scanner using the Proofbook program performing one-to-one ECT match reviews and proofreading to scan printers proofs and advanced samples against PDF files to check for printing errors in page layout.
Marked up copy of all urgent errors and content discrepancies and report them to the Proofreading Supervisor, Production Managers, and the Quality Control Department.
Performed a final one-to-one and ECT match review of all printed test publications and advanced samples for all programs to ensure accuracy for print approval.
Publications Services Coordinator08/2004 to 12/2004Techsetters Publication Services IncCherry Hill, New Jersey
Prepared, reviewed, and evaluated incoming manuscripts for various medical and academic journals.
Reviewed and evaluated content to ensure that journal and format requirements were met and provided proofreading of page proofs.
Interacted with editors and typesetters to make revisions, corrections, and answered questions related to journals in pre-print production stage.
Editorial Assistant02/2001 to 10/2003SHARON YVETTE LEVIN Cardinal HealthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Assisted Editorial Manager in proofreading and copyediting duties of marketing materials focused on specific therapeutic areas and used for medical meetings coordinated by Cardinal Health on behalf of its pharmaceutical clients and other medical brochures, manuscripts, workbooks, and proposals
Reviewed and styled incoming manuscripts from authors and contributors to be published in various medical journals according to the format guidelines and the American Medical Association (AMA) manual of style
Interacted with clients and authors regarding corrections or revision on various publications projects
Obtained copyright permissions from various publishers for reproduction of figures, tables, graphics, and other illustrations to be used in manuscripts, PowerPoint presentations, scientific posters, and medical reports
Researched medical information from various medical Web sites, and databases, including Medline, Pubmed, and Ovid for medical writers, editors, authors, freelance writers, sales, and marketing personnel.
Classified Ad Production Coordinator03/1999 to 02/2001Lippincott, Williams and WilkinsPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Worked with desktop department in creating and coordinating the production of recruitment classified ads for 20 medical journals.
Assisted in proofreading of classified page proofs to ensure format and style guidelines were met.
Maintained deadlines for publication of classified pages for all journals through effective communication with inside sales staff and ad coordinators.
Project Editor09/1997 to 07/1998Health Ink CommunicationsMoorestown, New Jersey
Researched various health and medical related topics for a quarterly health newsletter for managed care clients.
Assisted Editorial Supervisor in proofreading and copyediting of newsletter copy, reviewed page proofs, and bluelines.
Interacted with clients concerning revisions, corrections, or questions related to newsletter.
Acquisitions Editorial Assistant07/1996 to 09/1997Thomson Science PublishingPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Assisted Acquisition Editors on assigning contributors writers to various medical issues and topic sections for four medical journals.
Corresponded with contributors writers and authors to ensure manuscripts met all publication requirements and deadlines.
Evaluated manuscripts to ensure that journal and format guidelines were met.
Bachelor of Arts: Communications/JournalismTemple UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Microsoft Office Programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat
Proficient in using the Electronic Comparison Tool (ECT) Scanner Software to review print and electronic files