Highly organized, dynamic, with efficient time management skills, who is a practiced copy editor and proofreader with
a strong eye for accuracy and detail.
TLA Music Magazine 2013
Internship — Copy Editor Assistant and Writer
- Assisted current Copy Editor of Freedom Press Magazine with job tasks
- Edited stories for factual information and grammatical correctness submitted by freelance writers
- Created headlines, subheads, and photo captions for local stories
- Interviewed local music artists for stories and profiles
- Previewed and reviewed concerts of local and national significance
The Daily Pennsylvanian 2011- 2013
Staff Writer and Copy Editor of the Student Newspaper
- Wrote stories on campus life, school sporting events, and interviewed alumni
- Assisted editor in compiling each edition of the newspaper
- Corrected and re-formatted photo captions, table of contents, and cover proofs
- Revised and edited stories submitted by fellow newspaper staff for grammatical correctness
- Signed off on completed pages prior to print
- Residential column writer for the local arts/music column of newspaper from 2012 – 2013
Freelance Writer 2010 - 2013
Guest Writer and Blogger
- Wrote content and columns for publications through the Philadelphia area
- Published online in the Huffington Post Blog and The Onion
University of Pennsylvania 2009-2013
B.A. in English, minor in Journalism
3.7 GPA, Dean's List, National Honor's Society
Sample Copy Writer Resume
Paying attention to detail can make or break your application for a copy editor position – that means make sure your resume is flawless and free of grammatical and spelling errors!
As a copy editor it’s your job to pay attention to detail so it’s VERY IMPORTANT that you have absolutely no grammatical or spelling errors on your resume.
Creativity is also an important characteristic employers look for in copy editors – make sure to mention any writing experience and/or if you were ever involved in creating headlines, art ideas, and design; notice how Fletcher mentioned creating headlines and photo captions during his internship and having his own column for the student newspaper.
Make sure to do your research on the publication you’re applying to! Find out what kind of topics they cover, writing style, and tone of the publication; this can also help you score the job because employers want to know you’ll be able to maintain the consistency and tone of the publication once you’re hired.
Keep in Mind:
- It’s all in the details: When your job is to write, it’s important that you write well. While this may seem like common sense, mistakes are easy to make and that’s why it’s important to review your resume numerous times before sending it out.
- Be creative: Employers want to know that you are versatile. Instead of simply copy editing, be sure to include any work you’ve done creating headlines or creative designs – anything that can give you a leg up on the competition.
- Do your research: if possible, try to write your resume in the same style as the content of the publication you’re trying to work for. Needless to say, similar writing styles will automatically catch the employer’s eye.
This sample resume is part of the InternationalStudent.com Resume Writing Center.