Resume for Stacey Longo

Overview: Professional editor with over fifteen years combined experience writing and editing in the journalism, fiction, business, advertising, and publishing fields. Flexible, meticulous, easy to work with, and deadline driven.

Experience Summary

  • Experienced editor and proofreader in both Chicago and AP styles
  • Strong technical command of language and tone
  • Published, award-winning editor in a variety of genres and platforms including print magazines, books, online blogs, press releases, and more

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Google Docs/Drive
  • DotNetNuke
  • Weebly

Professional Experience

Copyeditor/Proofreader
Freelance, Hebron, CT — 01/00–present

Clients Include:

  • Pearson Education, East Hadley, MA
  • MetLife, Inc., Bloomfield, CT
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, United States (telecommute)
  • Keiler Advertising Agency, Farmington, CT
  • Books & Boos Press, Hebron, CT
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, New York, NY
  • The Storyside Press, Townsend, MA
  • Author JP Freeman, Freeport, ME

Job Duties:

  • Resolve content issues for standardized quality results within the corporation
  • Detect and mark copy for grammatical, formatting, and structural integrity
  • Network with writers, editors, and publishers to keep current on best practices and emerging trends

Proofreader
The Block Island Times, Block Island, RI — 01/00–07/06

  • Edited articles for the newspaper using AP-style guidelines
  • Produced meticulous print copy in a deadline-driven environment
  • Assisted reporters with generating headlines and content

Education

Master’s Level Graduate Certificate in HR Management
University of New Haven, New Haven, CT — 2008

Bachelor of Arts, English (Writing Intensive)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA — 1995

Volunteer Activities

Board Chair
New England Horror Writers Association — 2011–2013

  • Scheduled board meetings, created agendas, and contacted board members to coordinate quarterly meetings. Wrote the minutes of each meeting in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Assisted with recruitment of new members by attending functions, providing online content, and answering questions for prospective members
  • Worked as a line editor on the organization’s first anthology (published November 2011)
  • Selected by my peers to be editor for the organization’s second anthology (published October 2013)

Recent Publications

Abandoned by Dan Foley, © 2016 Books & Boos Press (Co-Editor)

Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales, © 2016 Books & Boos Press (Editor)

Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear, © 2015 Books & Boos Press (Co-Editor, Contributor)

Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter Dudar, © 2015, Books & Boos Press (Editor)

Ordinary Boy © 2015, Dark Alley Press (Author)/2016 Pushcart Prize nominee

Insanity Tales © 2014, Books & Boos Press (Editor, Contributor)

Wicked Seasons: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers, Vol. II © 2013, NEHW Press (Editor)/Named Best Anthology 2015 Runner-Up, eFestival of Words

Epitaphs: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers © 2011, Shroud Publishing

(Line Editor)/Bram Stoker Award nominee, 2012

www.staceylongo.com, personal website (Writer, Editor)

A full list of older publications available upon request.

References available upon request.