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My experience includes writing and editing multi-source features and blog posts on any topic

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $8.33
Rate Per WordUS $0.02
Rate Per HourUS $41.67
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.


Editor's LevelGold Star Level Editor Scored 95% 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 nameSara
Country United States
City Algonquin
Education degree BS
Major specialization Journalism
Second specialization Visual Communications
First language English
Areas of specialization Business Books Editor

Work experience

Freelancer, June 2004-Present
Experienced freelancer in writing and editing books and magazines, primarily for business magazines in cosmetics and personal care, in addition to occasional graphic design.

Writer for GCI and Skin Inc. magazines
SEO writer and keyword target researcher at Virtue Advertising
Ghost blogger for New-U nutrition club
Writer for Hair's How international salon magazine and GLOW beauty magazine
Cosmetic/beauty industry analyst for Maddock Douglas, Inc.
Writer for motherhood and spirituality blog Mom-me
Graphic Designer for Springbrook Community Church's monthly promotional materials and women's ministry events, bulletin inserts, as well as CD covers for message series
Redesigned the church bulletin for Springbrook Community Church
Served as Marketing Associate for Neudesic Chicago
Served as Marketing Associate and newsletter editor for Capstone Consulting
Created Activate logo for Calvary Evangelical Free Church’s student ministry, as well as logos for Hair by Nicole and Music by LIz
Edited "The Winter Warriors," the platform tennis' players guide, and "The Platform Tennis Start-Up Guide"
Edited the POWERSHIP book for corporate strategic planning
Appeared in the December 2003 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine as an expert source on skin care
Wrote dozens of press releases for skin care and cosmetics clients of Pierce Mattie Public Relations
Acted as Editor for Fruit of the Spirit Ministries' debut of Good Day magazine.

Managing Editor, January 2002-June 2004
GCI magazine, Allured Business Media, Chicago, IL
Promoted from Skin Inc. magazine to develop new acquisition into a successful business magazine for the prestige personal care and cosmetics industry.

Wrote at least seven feature articles per year, as well as the editor's letter and other short editorials
Solicited all articles and columns to fulfill editorial calendar and keep within budget
Served as primary editor on all manuscripts
Maintained 95% on-time production schedule; Increased international authors from 4 in 2002 to 10 in 2003 and 17 in the six issues of 2004
Reduced editorial budget from $11,585 to $9,315 while adding new experts as authors
Managed assistant editor in creation of relevant and engaging departments
Added two high-profile industry professionals to the editorial advisory board, and developed new guidelines to ensure their involvement in the evolution of the magazine
Oversaw production of annual Directory issue, managing its database and creating all questionnaires, templates and queries
Increased entries in Directory from 1,000 companies and 1,300 personnel in 2002 to 1,300 companies and 2,000 key personnel in 2003
Saved $20,000 in printing costs by simplifying the annual Directory issue from 2002 to 2003
Served as liaison among publisher, sales, production, editorial, marketing and circulation
Took care of a variety of tasks such as writing cover blurbs to design conferences each issue
Co-chaired the 2004 ICE expo, booking and coordinating the Business Track of speakers, as well as one high-profile industry keynote and a motivational speaker for the luncheon.

Associate Editor, January 1999-January 2002
Skin Inc. magazine, Allured Business Media, Chicago, IL
Promoted from Assistant Editor, December 2000.

Wrote and edited feature articles and columns for the trade publication
Managed the product showcase and happenings sections, sifting through and summarizing 30-40 press releases per month
Maintained the magazine Web site as well as its trade show site and identified growth opportunities
Traveled to multiple trade shows a year, representing Skin Inc. magazine to readers, authors and advertisers.

Editor, January 2000-September 2000
charisma magazine, Allured Business Media, Chicago, IL
Wrote a business plan for Skin Inc. magazine's consumer publication debut; managed the editorial content; edited articles and assigned others; oversaw the design; and designed the Web site.

Editorial Assistant, August 1997-December 1998
Computation Center, Iowa State University
Edited, designed, and wrote for various departmental documents and publications, including the center's bimonthly newsletter.

Computer experience

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Adobe Reader

Nova Development's Art Explosion Publisher Pro


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