Editor (Best)

Stewart Sterling

3249 Brotherhood Place, Philadelphia, PA  16473  / Tel# (306) 555-7655 Email: [email protected]

Editor

PROFILE
Experienced editor with solid expertise, attention to detail, creativity, and dedication to quality publications. Able to work in a deadline-driven environment while juggling multiple tasks. Recognized the ability to streamline procedures and standardize production by using cutting edge publishing technology.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

·         Directed team responsible for producing quality magazines.

·         Planned a future-focused strategy to increase publication assets.

·         Improved quality of publications while speeding rate of publication.

·         Instituted a culture of communication.

·         Led efforts to best utilize new technology.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Keystone Publications, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

1999 – Present

Editor

Create the content and tone for several professional journals and national magazines. Supervised a staff of 35 and a $30 million budget. Led business strategies and marketing campaigns.

·         Executed quality publications ahead of schedule and within budget.

·         Automated production processes.

·         Led sales promotion which resulted in 25% subscription increase.

·         Directed effort to prepare for future acquisitions.

Keystone Publications, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

1996 – 1999

Associate Editor

Point of contact for managers and writers. Evaluated all submissions. Responsible for resource allocation, deadline setting and progress monitoring.

·         Negotiated writers’ contracts.

·         Managed 20 major publications.

·         Directed progress monitoring.

·         Reviewed potential authors to supplement existing materials.

Travel News International, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

1993 – 1996

Editorial Assistant

Assisted editors by proofreading and copyediting. Also responsible for fact-checking and researching. Organized graphic design library. Scheduled meetings for senior editors and managed staff of four proofreaders.

·         Proofread articles to assess other proofreaders.

·         Catalogued artwork and graphic designs.

·         Developed order monitoring system.

Travel News International, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

1991 – 1993

Proofreader

Checked spelling, grammar and punctuation for monthly publication. Also edited for style and readability.

·         Developed style guide to help authors.

·         Researched over 10 articles per month.

Freelance Writer

1985 – 1991

Wrote company brochures, annual reports, newsletters, travel descriptions and magazine articles.

·         Grew business through word of mouth referrals due to quality service.

·         Produced over 2000 documents in five years.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts (Journalism), 1994

University of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing), 1991

Philadelphia College, Philadelphia, PA

Continuing Education Courses

Editorial Techniques, Managing Writers, Technology in Publishing; University Extension

AFFILIATIONS

Society of Creative Writers, Treasurer

National Editorial College, Member

Editors’ Union, Member, Chairman

PUBLICATIONS

Evening Reflections, Campus Collection, Philadelphia College

Meandering at Midnight, Campus Collection, Philadelphia College

 

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