Joe Smith
1234 Elm Avenue / Saint Joseph, MO 55555
Home Phone Number (636) 555-5555 or email

JOB OBJECTIVE: To attain work as a book editor that requires an aptitude for writing, researching and proofreading while working closely with authors in order to achieve an excellent final product.


  • Held the position of editorial assistant for one year
  • Worked closely with authors throughout the editing and publishing process
  • Employed as a journalist for a local daily newspaper for two years


2014 – Present

     Editorial Assistant, Jones Company, St. Louis, MO

PRIMARY SKILL – Achieved all deadlines while maintaining quality assurance standards

  • Corrected manuscripts under the supervision of an editor
  • Combined the work of several authors into one book; created a consensus among the authors regarding the content of the final product
  • Assessed manuscripts and made recommendations on their publication
    to senior editorial staff
  • Succinctly organized and thoroughly researched projects

2010 – 2012

     Journalist, Anderson Daily News, Jefferson City, MO

PRIMARY SKILL – Covered hard and soft news stories while utilizing the Associated Press Stylebook; adhering to Stylebook guidelines required a capacity for details

  • Educated the public about events and issues while focusing on how this information impacted their lives
  • Covered a wide variety of stories, paying particular attention to sports, politics and agriculture
  • Searched public records and other sources for information; utilized the Freedom of Information Act in order to research hard news stories


Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature, 2002 – 2008
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

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