Résumé

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Experience

Freelance Writer
(October 2000—present)

Managing Editor, Acting Managing Editor
Writer's Digest magazine, F+W Media Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
(January 2006—March 2008; August 2005—November 2005)

  • Wrote features and On the Edge, Point of Reference, Build your Bookshelf, Quick Tips and Writing Prompt Exercise columns; managed Writer's Workbook sections.
  • Tracked status of, edited, and made changes to all copy in Writer’s Digest; made corrections to final binder; reviewed printer page proofs.
  • Coordinated production schedule and enforced editorial adhesion to schedule.
  • Managed and final judged several contests and competitions.
  • Accepted and rejected all incoming submissions.

Managing Editor, Associate Editor, Assistant Editor
Popular Woodworking magazine, F+W Media Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
(December 2001—August 2005)

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of a 200,000 circulation magazine that competes with six different woodworking magazines for subscribers—developed line-ups; created and maintained photography and illustration schedules; tracked status of, edited and made changes to articles; made corrections to final binder; reviewed printer page proofs; attended press checks to ensure printing quality at all hours.
  • In charge of special issues—additional responsibilities included conception; developed cover lines.
  • Managed approximately 40 authors, photographers and illustrators per year—negotiated, wrote and tracked approximately 100 contracts per year; in charge of manuscript submissions; established and enforced deadlines.
  • Primary editor for an $83,145 manuscript budget and a $66,650 art budget.
  • Wrote five features, seven how-to articles, seven profiles, two reviews and Contents page; built projects.

Assistant Editor
Print Solutions Magazine, DMIA, Alexandria, Va.
(June 2001—December 2001)

  • Wrote and edited four monthly departments; wrote features.
  • Edited all stories that appeared in publication.
  • Contributed to weekly e-newsletter by writing short blurbs related to the industry.

Intern
Restaurant Hospitality magazine, Penton Media, Cleveland, Ohio
(June 2000—September 2000)

  • Wrote short bits, columns, book reviews, features and October 2000 cover story.
  • Wrote feature for sister publication, Restaurant Show Daily.
  • Edited submitted work.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism
Major: Magazine Journalism; Specialization: English
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
(1997—2001)

  • Columnist, "Beautiful, Isn't It?" The Post, January 2000 – April 2000 and March 2001 – June 2001
  • Associate editor, Southeast Ohio magazine, September 2000 – December 2000
  • Assistant staff writer, The Post, September 1998 – December 1999

Other

  • I have written several children's picture books and am currently seeking representation.