Copy Editor Resume Sample One

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(999) 999-9999 (home); (999) 999-9999 (cell)



Dynamic, highly organized, adaptable, efficient copy editor and proofreader with a keen eye for accuracy
and detail and the ability to manage all aspects of editorial production and meet deadlines.


  • Superior editing and proofreading skills; well above average rate of accuracy on first pass.
  • Managing copy flow, including photographs, display type and graphics.
  • Overseeing major projects, from concept to editing to layout and design and proofreading.
  • Editing for appropriate tone, conciseness, spark and humor where appropriate.
  • Adapting quickly and calmly to changing priorities while focusing on the big picture.
  • Organizing and scheduling work effectively and efficiently, juggling multiple projects at once.
  • Verifying others’ work and providing direction, feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and other programs; learn new technology quickly.


Newspaper Copy Editor

  • Managed copy desks on dailies, overseeing copy editors.
  • Copy-edited and proofread state, local and national copy for legal, grammatical, typographical, composition and, or style guideline errors.
  • Performed substantive line editing to guide coverage under newspapers’ editorial vision.
  • Communicated with writers and senior editors on clarifications, suggestions and revisions.
  • Collaborated with photo and graphics departments to create attractive story presentation.
  • Identified opportunities to maximize efficiency and streamline work.
  • Oversaw introduction of pagination to the newsroom and trained copy desks.


Copy Editor ABC Inc. 2007-present

  • Copy edited feature articles.
  • Condensed 3 different editors’ copy to fit with the available space.
  • Corrected and re-formatted photo captions, tables of contents, and cover proofs.

Copy Editor XYZ Corp. 2006-2007

  • Edited all print and Web copy for marketing department of the company, including entire catalog, journals, monthly newsletters and white papers.
  • Provided quality control through all stages of the production process, communicating with graphic designers, art director, marketing strategists, and copywriters on all aspects of content and design of products. Verified relevant URLs, biographies, client-company names.

Copy Editor BCD Inc. 2005-2006

  • Managed production, including layout and design, for daily newspaper.
  • Edited copy and worked with writers.
  • Fellow designers and copy editors for cohesive daily section.
  • Part of team that updated newspaper’s design using the pagination system.


B.A., Journalism, New York University

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