NOTE: these rates are not set in stone and are only an average for this editor. The actual rate applicable to your document will depend on the depth of the edit, the quality of the writing, the topic matter, the proximity of the deadline, the length of the document and several other factors.
Present Occupation: Writer and editor
Editing Experience in Years: 10+ years
University of Texas at Austin August 1999 to May 2003
B.A. in News and Public Affairs
College International de Cannes Summer 2001
French and phonetics
Copy writer, The MightyGroup October 2008 to June 2009
One-person copywriting and content acquisition team for advertising and marketing collateral, including but not limited to web sites, brochures, newsletters, editorial publications, print ads, signs and billboards. Assists in web production, account management and general administrative duties. Editor of e-weekly on San Antonio arts and culture scene. Supervisor of junior marketing specialist.
Staff writer, Northwest Weekly August 2007 to October 2008
Reporter for Northwest Bexar County (San Antonio Districts 6-8, Helotes, Leon Valley and Grey Forest). Assisted in editing 24-page tabloid-sized publication. Helped launch publication by writing human interest stories on topics that included city government, education, urban sprawl, drainage, environmentalism, business and property, historical preservation.
Copy editor, Waco Tribune-Herald April 2005 to August 2007
Line-editor for staff-written and national wire copy. Designed attention-grabbing and intelligent news and feature pages. Wrote accurate and compelling headlines. Selected stories from national wire and reviewed proofs. Assisted in newspaper’s re-design for Internet Age.
Copy editor, Killeen Daily Herald June 2003 to April 2005
Proofed and line-edited staff and wire stories. Designed news and feature pages and developed headlines. Selected stories from wire and edited proofs. Lead designer of Fort Hood and Copperas Cove weeklies.
Intern, U.T. System Office of Public Affairs May 2002 to May 2003
Aided in web production and research. Archived relevant stories. Assisted in writing and editing of press releases and newsletters.
Reporter and copy editor, The Daily Texan August 1999 to May 2001
As senior reporter, covered state agencies and the legislature on topics that included the statewide nursing shortage, insurance for the disabled, carbon emissions and state politics. As copy editor, line edited, proofed, fact-checked, and wrote headlines. As general reporter covered breaking news including protests, campus emergencies and guest speakers, including “Jane Roe,” James Galbraith and Mikhail Gorbachev.
InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop; Quark; Dreamweaver; Microsoft Office