MA, Modern Art History, School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1999
BA, Art History/Psychology, Carleton College,
Northfield, MN, 1992
Maxima Consultants Corp., Chicago, IL 2004 –
Edit reports, proposals, contracts, and letters for
structural engineering and construction consulting firm.
2007 – Present
Edit fiction and nonfiction books and other print and
website documents for a wide variety of clients.
Grant Writer, ECS
Grants 2009 – 2010
Wrote federal and foundation grants for school districts
and individuals in the fields of education and science.
Learning Strategies, Minnetonka, MN
Edited manuscripts and proofread promotional
ECM/Paradigm Publishing, St. Paul, MN 2008
Checked and tested new materials (textbooks/software).
HowStuffWorks.com 2007 –
Reformatted existing content into online articles,
following strict website guidelines. Wrote
introductory/transition text as needed. Added meta data,
and optimized articles for search engines.
Publications International, Ltd. (PIL), Lincolnwood,
IL 2006 – 2007
In addition to the editorial duties listed below,
collaborated with other senior editors to hire and train
new editors. Hired freelance editors. Reviewed all
editors’ cover copy.
Publications Coordinator, PIL,
Lincolnwood, IL 1999 – 2007
Scheduled all projects in the General Department. Held
weekly update meetings for teams of all active projects.
Served as liaison between the creative teams and upper
management. Ordered Library of Congress cataloging
from Heaven magazine, Lincolnwood, IL 1999
Assigned, selected, and edited inspirational stories and
wrote the editor’s letter for this bi-monthly national
Editor, PIL, Lincolnwood,
IL 1999 – 2006
Associate Editor, PIL, Lincolnwood,
IL 1997 – 1999
Team leader for projects. Helped to select project
contributors. Established project guidelines. Provided
content and copy editing on text at all stages of
production. Coordinated with the art director to
determine/assign images and illustrations. Wrote sales
copy and back cover copy.
Production Editor, PIL, Lincolnwood,
IL 1995 – 1997
Served as liaison between all creative departments.
Responsible for making and checking corrections and
ensuring correctness of text specifications
Idea Girls, various projects
(Worked closely with the Chief Idea Girl to edit and
proof brochures, workbooks, website text, and various
Peter Scott Eide, The Edge of
Thomson/West, Maximize Your Lawyer
Potential: Professionalism and Business
Etiquette for Law Students and Lawyers by Amee
Facts That Matter, Great
Kisses…and Famous Lines Right Out of the Movies
by Timothy Knight
Kelly Jahner-Byrne, One Great Idea,
“Personal Velocity” chapter 2007
Word, Excel, Mac, and Windows XP.
Judge for MMPA Excellence
Awards 2008 & 2009
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