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Media professional with 22 years of experience in copy editing, proofreading, digital content, and print publications in journalism and higher education.

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $15.00
Rate Per WordUS $0.04
Rate Per HourUS $78.33
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.

General

Editor's LevelGold Star Level Editor Scored 91% on editing test.
Diamond Star Level Editor Test score 100% .
Gold Star Level Editor Test score 85% or higher.
Silver Star Level Editor Test score 70% to 84%.
Bronze Star Level Editor Test score less than 70%.
First nameBrian
Country United States
City Brookfield
Profile
Education degree BA
Major specialization Journalism
Second specialization Other, criminal justice
First language English-United State
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

Erikson Institute, director, audience engagement and content strategy, February 2017-September 2018
Primarily responsible for overseeing Erikson Institute's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts, including implementing Marketing and Communications strategy, creating Facebook and Twitter ads, writing all posts, taking photos, shooting video, scheduling, and retrieving and analyzing social metrics. Also responsible for writing stories, marketing materials, and digital newsletters; copy editing print and online content; and executing search engine optimization.

Chicago Tribune, digital news editor, March 2014-February 2017
Responsible for writing stories, sidebars, informational graphics, timelines and other material for chicagotribune.com; selecting, editing and preparing content for chicagotribune.com, including writing headlines, writing captions and rewriting when necessary; using Chicago Tribune's Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus channels to promote content and coordinate promotion with Tribune sub-accounts.

RedEye, web editor, 2011-2014
Responsible for writing daily digital features; coordinating and planning the daily, weekly and monthly content schedule; implementing the digital strategy for redeyechicago.com; overseeing a group of freelancers, reporters and photographers to carry out the day-to-day content of the site; retrieving and analyzing traffic data for redeyechicago.com; and creating content such as photo slideshows and videos.

RedEye, sports editor, 2009-2011
Responsible for writing daily features for the print and digital edition; overseeing daily content for RedEye's sports section, in print and online; directing staff reporters and freelancers; and editing content. As sports editor, created RedEye sports' accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

RedEye, copy editor, 2002-2009
Responsible for copy editing print and digital editions, including rewriting stories, writing headlines, writing captions and fact-checking; writing and contributing to daily features.

Elgin Courier News, copy editor, 2002
Responsible for copy editing stories, including rewriting copy, writing headlines, writing captions and fact-checking; designing the newspaper's national and local pages.

RacingOne.com, associate editor, 2000-2002
Responsible for writing stories, overseeing freelancers, copy editing stories, writing headlines and posting stories on RacingOne.com.

St. Petersburg Times, metro copy editor, 1999-2000
Responsible for copy editing, writing headlines, writing photo captions and designing pages for the metro sections of the St. Petersburg Times and its regional editions.

Computer experience

Microsoft products, Adobe products, Google products




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