Magazine Copy Editor Resume Template

The Magazine Copy Editor finalizes the magazine copy prior to printing.  The main responsibility here lies in ensuring that there are no glaring grammatical, spelling and compositional errors.  The latter can be embarrassing lapses such as a wrong caption or photo, a wrong headline or wrong writer attribution.  The works entails coordination with the various department section editors to ensure that the section copy has been proofread prior to final proofreading and printing.  The resume may include a portfolio of magazine editions copy-edited.

Magazine Copy Editor Resume Template

Lourdes J. Tracy

Chelsea., New York City

Phone: 212-766-8908


Looking for a management or supervisory role as a Magazine Copy Editor in a prestigious publication of global circulation

Summary of Qualification

  • Total of 11 years in journalistic writing with the last 8 years devoted to copy editing a digest that’s within my architecture background so I can understand the markets.
  • Samples of magazine editions available upon request.
  • Knowledgeable in the use Ventura and Adobe desktop publishing systems.

Career Experience/Job History

2002 – Present: Copy Editor, Architecture Digest

  • Review and proof-read final copy prior to going to press.
  • Coordinate with relevant section editors when errors have been spotted and ensure correction is done within standard time limits
  • Participate in the lay outing design meetings.
  • Ensure that design elements such as fonts and overall thematic look conform to magazine design standards

1999 – 2002:  Contributing Editor Time, Reader’s Digest and Newsweek

  • Write feature articles on special local events on a first person view point.
  • Meet submission deadlines


1999 – Present: various in-house on-the-job training in handling desktop publishing systems, workflow management systems, color proofing, copy editing, printing standards and people management.

1995 – 1999: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Worcester College, Oxford

1991 – 1995: Bachelor of Science in Architecture (undergraduate), University of Wisconsin, River Falls.

Professional reference will be furnished upon request.

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