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Career Objective:

Detail-oriented, highly competent and experienced ‘Production Editor’ seeking a challenging position with a publication house to use my expertise and vast knowledge in reviewing content, coordinating tasks, and completing publication process within budget on time.

Summary of Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of publication process, including originality of idea, finalizing the draft, printing and distributing among the audience

  • Familiar with performing fact checks, determining appropriate art sketches, and approving book cover designs prior to publication

  • Capable of performing various duties such as marking up pages, creating sheets, and maintaining consistency in the publication process

  • Ability to review the content and ensure different phases of publication process are within budget

  • Proficient in devising marketing plans for both print and online media to ensure the author’s work reaches the target audience

  • Possess outstanding knowledge of English along with a strong grasp over grammar and copy-editing

  • Ability to resolve unanticipated issues with strong decision-making skills

  • Team player with exceptional organization, communication and people skills

Work Experience:


Production Editor

MedPage Today Publications, Madison, NJ

January 2017 – Present

  • Planning production schedule, and overseeing the entire publication process from inception to the final stage for books, magazines, weekly editorials, manuscripts

  • Coordinating and working with freelancers, editors, typesetters, and marketing team to ensure seamless transition from initial stage to delivering books to the readers

  • Regularly attending team meetings to discuss current publication status, and providing feasible solutions to the issues

  • Conducting discussions with the artists responsible for providing book cover, illustrations, drawings or photographs for the concerned book/article to understand if their quotations meet the company criteria

  • Reviewing the final product before printing and working with manager to meet quality standards, ensure production accuracy according to overall budget

  • Working with the marketing team for online publication of articles/book as requested by the author, and devising sale strategies

  • Reviewing the work of editors, proofreaders for quality, accuracy and ensuring it meets the expected standards

Associate Production Editor

Bluefly Incorporation, Madison, NJ

March 2014 – December 2016

  • Assisted in delivering the approved content from manuscript stage to publishing by performing various tasks such as editing and proofreading

  • Worked closely with production editor, managing editor and other members of the content team to complete projects on time

  • Coordinated with the copy editors, managing editors, and writers/authors, and kept track of corrections/edits performed

  • Assessed articles for format, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure to ensure quality-rich content, and checked relevance of images, statistics or graphs with the topic

  • Examined the content of each page using references to ensure that up-to-date information is printed

  • Carried out line-editing and proofreading of manuscripts of various books, including educational, middle-grade novels to send it for printing

  • Performed extensive formatting checks by identifying non-substantive errors such as typos, and grammatical mistakes

Apprenticeship:

Assistant Editor/Writer

O’ Reilly Media Pvt. Ltd., Madison, NJ

July 2012 – February 2014

  • Assisted the editorial team in copy writing assignments, content creation, and content publishing under the chief editor’s supervision

  • Worked with the content creation team to write articles on the latest events of the world by giving factual data

  • Proofread and edited articles submitted by the interns, and checked the content’s relevance with the topic

  • Performed proofreading of 5+ articles daily, and marked irrelevant content for making corrections easier

  • Coordinated with the writers to understand their intended meaning for particular sections of a topic, and rephrased them to improve the clarity of their content

  • Participated in weekly brainstorming sessions and team meetings, and understood different article templates based on the content

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

    Drew University, Madison, NJ

    2012

Reference:

On request