Experience

 Writing

NUVO: reviews, profiles, feature stories, and more

IndianapoThrift (now closed): blog owner; reviews, profiles, and other blog entries about thrift stores in Indianapolis, Indiana

News4U: writer, editorial intern

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Editing

Amnet Systems, July 2011-present

Copy and Line Editor

As a remote contractor for a large, independent, multiservice company, I perform both basic copy edits and comprehensive line edits of books. For a copy edit, I correct punctuation and grammar as well as typographical and composition errors while applying Chicago style to a manuscript. In a line edit, I do all of the above, plus I dig deeper into the book to address elements such as plot lines, facts, tone and style, characterization, etc., depending on the genre of the manuscript.

Modern Day Scribe,  July 2010-June 2012

Associate Editor

Correct punctuation, grammar, and typographical errors in verbatim audio transcripts; fact check

NUVO Newsweekly, Indianapolis, Ind., January 1998-September 2009

Copy Editor

Correct punctuation, grammar, typographical, style, and compositional errors in editorial copy, both electronically and on hard copies; correct copy to AP Style

Calendar Editor

Compile, organize, and enter events into a Web-based database and write short articles about local events

Writer/Theater Reviewer (also October 2015 to present)

Regularly review local productions and national touring productions for print and online; assign show reviews to fellow theater beat writers; write theater-related Feature and Cover stories, as well as stories on other subjects, ranging from 200-3,000 words (clips can be found here)

News4U, Evansville, Ind., January-May 1996

Freelance Writer and Editorial Intern

Assisted in story and magazine production from conception to finished product with an emphasis on writing and copy editing

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