Editor / Writer

Skills and Capabilities
  • Meticulous editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong editing and writing skills
  • Excellent command of grammar and punctuation
  • Adept research skills
  • Computer knowledge: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SharePoint, LMS, Canvas, Trello, Slack
  • Working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Working knowledge and command of AP style
  • Magazine writer
  • High ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Tactful and diplomatic when working in teams
  • Effective adherence to each client’s brand and marketing communication standards and guidelines
  • Competent article writer
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Blog writer for eight years
  • Knowledge of education field and publishing industry
  • Speak English, Spanish, French and Italian


Animation International Limited (AIL) – Freelance Editor (January 2019 – Present)
Edit children’s stories for YouTube videos. Products aiming at children and youth get a huge share in entertainment and character licensing sector.
·        Edit translated stories from Turkish into English
·        Quality assurance for Spanish videos
·        Translate English into Spanish stories
·        Ensure Spanish and English video use standard language and accent

InfoPro Learning – Freelance Editor (June 2017 – Present)
Edit training material for the instructional design department
·        Edit storyboards
·        Rewrite and edit content for clarity, style, syntax, American English, and conciseness
·        Edit training material for engineering, technology, business, logistics, and other subject matter
·        Interact daily with project managers, instructional designers, and subject matter experts
·        Recommend changes to graphics and content
·        Edit documents with test questions, assessments, syllabus, and training curriculum material
·        Deliver projects on the same day to comply with tight deadlines in India

La Gaceta Newspaper – Part-Time Editor/Proofreader (February 4, 2019 – September 4, 2019)
Edit four columns and proofread legal advertisements for the 97-year-old trilingual newspaper
·        Edit columns for weekly publication
·        Review and edit content for clarity and conciseness
·        Translate English ads into Spanish  
·        Help edit political ads (based on need)
·        Proofread legal ads for weekly publication

WellCare Health Plans – Contract Copy Editor /Proofreader (August 2018 – October 2018)
Proofing and copyediting material for the members’ communications department
·        Proofread translated SBs and SOTs for the translation department
·        Proofread formularies for the members’ communications solutions department
·        Meet scheduled deadlines for the ANOC/EOC documents

Bisk Education ― Copy Editor (December 2015 – May 2018)
Edited and peer reviewed projects for the Learning Experience Design department, including last-minute projects requested by universities. Worked under tight deadlines with fast turnaround
·        Edited curricula, syllabi, tests, rubrics, ILOs, VTTs, IPs, and original transcripts using Bisk Style Guide and APA style
·        Edited universities’ LMS
·        Proofread diverse documents sent in by instructors
·        Peer reviewed tasks assigned to colleagues in the Trello Board
·        Created study guides
·        Created and edit formatted transcripts
·        Created podcast scripts
·        Recorded podcast for in-house studio
·        Participated in HTML and CSS training
·        Worked with LMS, MAW, Canvas, and CaptionMaker

Rank K.O. SEO Company – Content Writer [temporary] (March 2015 – October 2015)
Wrote website articles for several clients in downtown Tampa
·        Researched content tailored to the client’s niche
·        Used key words to place client’s website in Google’s high-ranking pages
·        Wrote compelling website and blog pages
·        Provided valuable client information that engaged readers to purchase
·        Conducted initial interview with potential clients to learn about the company’s culture and objectives

Laval Families Magazine ― Editor / Writer (April 2013 – April 2016)
Edited and managed the publishing of the Montreal magazine. Wrote articles that fostered learning, diversity, and culture
·        Wrote featured articles
·        Edited articles for each issue
·        Interviewed featured artists and community leaders
·        Conducted in-depth research before writing articles or conducting interviews
·        Implemented quality assurance in the pre-printing phase
·        Updated article spreadsheet
·        Proofread ads
·        Wrote blog posts for online magazine
·        Translated texts based on need
·        Networked with people in the publishing industry and followed up on prospective writers for each issue
·        Hired and oversaw Concordia University interns
·        Wrote blog posts for the magazine’s website
·        Mentored university interns and local writer
·        Ghostwrote articles when needed
·        Contributed to the themes of a print's section and content
·        Recommended solutions in content evaluation
·        Worked closely with graphic designer
·        Met deadlines
·        Reviewed the final version of magazine layout

Dollarama, Inc. ― Freelance Spanish Translator (January 2013 – September 2013)
Translated product packaging from English into Spanish and then edited both Spanish and English texts for final approval. Worked closely with graphic designers. Met daily deadlines

Garev Publishing International. ― Freelance Editor (January 2007 – December 2008)
Edited non-fiction book Conan Doyle’s Wallet: The Secrets Within
             Co-edited novel And After That by Jaylakshmi Bhattacharya

Miami Dade College. ― ESOL Professor (March 2003 – April 2007)
Taught English in the Vocational and Continuing Education Program
·        Assisted students in the language laboratory with different programs such as Rosetta Stone and Microsoft Suite
·        Attended weekly faculty meetings and participated in various workshops such as Administrative Leadership, Action Planning, and Student Assessment to improve teaching methodology
·        Implemented new classes: Phonetics and Advanced English
·        Taught historical and cultural facts to help the students integrate in their new culture
·        Trained students using employability skills seminars
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. Freelance Spanish Translator (September 2000 – February 2001)
Worked as a freelance Spanish translator
·        Researched articles and ads at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. for the firm’s client, Philip Morris International
·        Translated Spanish newspaper articles into English
·        Proofread translated articles


B.A. Language and Linguistics with track in Literature, Florida Atlantic University                                                                         April 1997


·      Whispers” issue No.15 of MTLS, May – August 2013
·      “Somebody’s Gotta Have Faith” issue No. 10 of Maple Tree Literary Supplement, September 2011
·        “The Choice” in the anthology Lamplight Tales, Poetry Institute of Canada, 2010
·        “Unraveled” Canadian Authors’ Association Anthology, December 2010
·        “Writers Have to Stick Together” article about my blog in The Montreal Gazette, July 31, 2010
·        “The Oak Tree” issue No. 7 of Maple Tree Literary Supplement, July 2010
·        “The Second Coming of Hemingway” issue No. 6 of Maple Tree Literary Supplement, April 2010
·        “I Am a Woman” in the anthology The Golden Road, Poetry Institute of Canada, 2009
·        “La Finestra” issue No. 5 of Maple Tree Literary Supplement, December 2009
·        “The Visit” issue No. 4 of Maple Tree Literary Supplement, September 2009


·      Award of Excellence in National Short Story Contest and publication of short story “Julio and the Amapola” in the anthology Summer Tapestry, 2008, Poetry Institute of Canada. ISBN: 978-1-896965-91-1


·                                    Editor: Co-edited non-fiction book I Am Enough, by Kelly Howarth, March 2017 (to be published December 2019)
·                                   Copy editor: Edited six short stories for Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Issue No. 10 September 2011
·                                   Collaborator/Writer: Wrote fashion articles for the online magazine Madly Juicy, June 2011 – December 2011
·                                   Promoter/Salesperson: Guernica Editions, Word on the Street Festival, Toronto, September 25–27, 2010
·                                   Organizer: Writing Workshop for Author Michael Mirolla, Montreal, August 2010
·                                   Salesperson: Sold books for Guernica Editions at La Settimana Italiana, Montreal, August 14–16, 2010
·                                   Organizer/Sponsor: Organized and sponsored Summer Writing Contest in my blog, July 8 – July 31, 2010

·                                   Book Publicity Marketing Assistant: BookExpo of America, NYC, for Substance Books, April – October 2010