Resume

Resume highlights:

  • Three years as web editor at Chicago Tribune, five years as copy editor at Chicago Sun-Times
  • Extensive international experience, with reporting from Canada, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay and Japan
  • Publication of book “Will It Waffle?” with launch featured on “Good Morning America”
  • Adjunct teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate level
  • Fluency in Spanish, familiarity with Omniture, InDesign and Final Cut Pro.
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism

Experience

Freelance writer, editor (8 years)

Projects have included:

 

ChicagoTribune.com (3 years)

Digital news editor

  • Updated home page and determined story placement on site with more than 120 million monthly page views. Hooked readers by crafting headlines, writing summaries, creating photo galleries and selecting videos.
  • Managed social media profile by posting breaking news to Facebook page and to Twitter account.
  • Analyzed site performance and managed SEO to meet traffic goals.
 

Northwestern University (2 years)

Adjunct editing instructor, Medill

  • Led 10-week graduate and undergraduate classes of 12 to 18 students, with topics including news judgment, social media, editing strategies, grammar, punctuation and style.
  • Evaluated students and provided feedback on exercises and exams.
  • Quality of teaching and feedback consistently rated “high” or “very high” in anonymous student surveys.
 

Chicago Sun-Times (5 years)

Copy editor

  • Edited news stories by correcting style, grammar, spelling, accuracy and content.
  • Signed off on pages before they were sent to press.
 

Education

Northwestern University

  • Medill School of Journalism, bachelor’s and master’s
 

Skills

  • Spanish fluency, French competency
  • InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Omniture, Chartbeat, HTML5, Photoshop and Microsoft Office
  • Established and active on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook