Sample Copy Writer Resume

Fletcher Thompson

Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 43201
Phone: 456-654-555 Email:


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

The Daily Pennsylvanian 2011- 2013

Staff Writer and Copy Editor of the Student Newspaper

Freelance Writer 2010 - 2013

Guest Writer and Blogger


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.

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