Résumé

Erica K. Freeman

128 Fitzwater Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147

267/496-5253 / ericakfreeman@gmail.com / http://www.ericafreeman.com

SUMMARY

  • Copy editor and writer, who is passionate about accuracy, yet devoted to maintaining the integrity of clients’ writing styles.
  • Published academic author; experienced in academic, creative, news, and business editing & writing.
  • Is skilled in use of Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style, as well as social media and blog platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr, and WordPress.com.
  • Has three years newspaper copyediting experience and more than ten years of non-profit industry experience.

SKILLS

  • Copy Editing/Proofreading/Writing
  • Academic and Professional Writing & Research
  • Internet/Mac & PC (including Mac OS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel)
  • AP Style Manual, The Chicago Manual of Style

EDITING / COPYEDITING / PROOFREADING EXPERIENCE

  • Provide writing, editing, copy-editing, and proofreading services on a freelance basis with a focus on academic writing, memoirs, non-fiction books, and fiction.
  • At the Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest, continuously run, African-American newspaper in the country, copy edited articles and photo captions; wrote front page and internal headlines; and proofed dummy sheets. Selected news pieces for publication.
  • Proofread Graterfriends, a monthly periodical on an ongoing, volunteer basis for the Pennsylvania Prison Society, the oldest prison reform organization in the U.S.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

COPY EDITOR, WRITER, RESEARCHER, Philadelphia, PA
Part-time:  2010 – 2013
Full-time:  2013 – present

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE, Philadelphia, PA
Newspaper Copy Editor:  June 2010 – February 2013

KORN FERRY INTERNATIONAL, Philadelphia, PA
Research Associate, Healthcare Services Practice:  May 2007 – November 2008

MAGEE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL, Philadelphia, PA
Grant Writer & Fundraising Research Specialist:  February 2006 – May 2007

AMERICAN RED CROSS, SOUTHEASTERN PA CHAPTER, Philadelphia, PA
Interim HR Coordinator & Development Associate:  February 2005 – February 2006

BREASTCANCER.ORG, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Prospect Research Consultant:  2003 – 2005

THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, Philadelphia, PA
Prospect Researcher:  April 2000 – July 2004

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA – Philadelphia, PA
Master of Liberal Arts (M.L.A., 1995), Concentrations in Women’s Studies & African-American Studies

HAVERFORD COLLEGE – Haverford, PA
Bachelor of Arts in English (B.A., 1991), Concentration in Creative Writing

PUBLICATION

“Black Female Identity in Nineteenth Century American Slavery: Dialogism and Resistance” Journal of Graduate Liberal Arts Studies, 1996

CURRENT VOLUNTEER AFFILIATION

Member, Pennsylvania Prison Society

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • American Copy Editors Society
  • Freelancers Union

 

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