More than 10 years' experience in magazine publishing
Edit for a range of clients on the side, including nonprofits and first-time authors
Have spent 9 years at the same company (Meredith Corporation, formally Time Inc.), rising steadily into leadership roles
Maintain exacting standards while not losing sight of deadlines and budget
Copy and Research Chief, Real Simple
Edit every article in each print issue, making sure the writing is clear, accurate, and free of usage and grammar errors. Set rules on style. Oversee the work of our contributing research editor. Schedule and manage part-time copyeditor. Manage departmental budget.
Edit books, articles, grants, press releases, websites, blog posts, résumés, and more for a variety of clients.
Deputy Copy and Research Chief, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, Departures
November 2017–August 2018
Worked with small team to streamline the three magazines’ copy, research, and production departments. Focused on combining the research and copy desks at Real Simple. This included reorganizing workflow, redefining staff roles, and overseeing freelance copyeditors and fact-checkers.
Copy Chief, Health, Real Simple
October 2016–November 2017
Managed the merging of the two magazines’ copy desks. Built a new style guide to establish a consistent voice for both publications. Recruited and oversaw a team of freelance copyeditors. Wrote the table of contents for each issue of Real Simple.
Copy Chief, Health
August 2013–October 2016
Ensured writing was clear, logical, and consistent with established style. Worked closely with editorial, research, art, and production teams to ensure each issue closed on time and error-free. Managed freelance copyeditors. Spearheaded transition to a digital workflow procedure.
Associate Copyeditor/Writer, Real Simple
August 2010–August 2013
Under the direction of copy chief, line edited, copyedited, and proofread print issues, tablet editions, and special books. Worked with art team to finesse layouts. Helped manage workflow and assign tasks to freelancers. Wrote print articles on fitness, health, and fashion, as well as home decor copy for online slideshows.
February 2009–August 2010
Line edited, copyedited, proofread, and fact-checked full contents of monthly print issues. Pitched, researched, and wrote articles on a range of art-world topics. Interviewed high-profile artists, such as Tim Burton and Tony Feher.
English Teacher, Lycée de Bazeilles, France
February 2008–July 2008
Designed and conducted English lessons for French vocational school students. Edited students’ essays for substance and grammar. Gave private conversation classes.
Editorial Intern, The Paris Review
September 2007–December 2007
Evaluated submitted fiction and poetry manuscripts for potential publication. Copyedited and fact-checked two issues. Performed administrative duties. Trained new interns.
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
B.A. with honors
September 2003–May 2007
Majored in the College of Letters, a selective interdisciplinary program in European history, literature, and philosophy. Studied abroad at the Universidad de Carlos III in Madrid. Served as arts editor of college newspaper for two years.