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As a proofreader or copyeditor, your resume should reflect your editing skills. It should be concise, easy to read at a glance, kept to one page, and, of course, error-free.

A resume written in a format we recommend is posted below (your browser may make some spacing appear uneven).

Sample Resume in HTML-format!

YOUR NAME

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OBJECTIVE

A position as a proofreader utilizing my legal and copyediting background.


EXPERIENCE

Freelance Legal Proofreader      Manhattan Proofreading Agencies
June 1988 - Present

Clients include the following top law firms:   Cahill, Gordon;   Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft;   Weil, Gotshal & Manges;   Kronish, Lieb;   Finley, Kumble;   as well as various advertising and financial institutions.

Copyeditor/Proofreader   Sotheby's Auction House    New York, NY
February 1998 - December 2000

Proofread all appraisal reports; edited catalogues and brochures; some data entry.

Staff Copyeditor   Silver Magazine    New York, NY
August 1995 - April 1999

Proofread and coordinated production of this quarterly publication. Used Chicago Manual of Style. Booked freelancers and oversaw staff of four.

Elementary School Teacher     Little Red Schoolhouse      New York, NY
December 1988 - July 1992

Taught second and third graders reading and writing. Organized and designed curriculum. Wrote and edited school newsletter.


EDUCATION
University of Connecticut     Storrs, CT    BA in English    1988

Moritz Legal Proofing       New York, NY      1988

• Intensive two-day training in legal and financial proofreading, including redlining, blacklining, EDGAR and citations.


SKILLS

MAC and PC literate; knowledge of HTML; internet research; data input; QuarkExpress; digital photography.


LANGUAGES

Fluent in French, proficient in Spanish.


REFERENCES
Available upon request.

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