Copyediting, manuscript development, proofreading, writing, AP Stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style, CSS, HTML, CMS, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, project management, supervision, layout, teaching.


Editing. Web content, novels, news and reviews, nonfiction.
Writing. Novels, business development books, click bait.
Layout. Print and online publishing.
Teaching. MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, general education.

Employment history

Proofreader. The KERN Agency, Woodland Hills, Calif., 2015-present. High-volume, fast-paced quality assurance at ad agency specializing in direct marketing. Developed methods for interdepartmental cooperation, created and maintained blog to alert proofreading staff of changes and discrepancies in rapidly evolving campaign tactics, wrote FAQ list for onboarding of new department hires.

Substitute teacher. Ventura Unified School District, Ventura, Calif., 2014-2015. Microsoft Office and Adobe graphic design programs at Ventura Adult & Continuing Education and Workforce Development Academy. English, geography, history and mathematics in K-12 schools.

Online editor, copy editor. HispanicBusiness Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif., 2011-2014. Wrote and edited stories for b2b website aimed at Latino entrepreneurs. Produced editorial calendar. Coordinated editorial, art and research departments. Used SEO to drive traffic to site. Monitored site traffic. Managed wire feed and Twitter account.

Writer, editor. Ventura, Calif., 2009-2011. Freelance.

Feature editor. Cherbo Publishing Group, Encino, Calif., 2003–2009. Wrote and edited business development books. Managed staff proofreaders and freelance writers. Recruited authors. Liaised between authors, editors, designers, sponsors and clients.

Layout artist. Ventura County Reporter, Ventura, Calif., 2003.


B.A. degree, San Jose State University. Cum laude, top 10 percent of class, Dean’s List.

Additional courses in accounting, computer programs.

Volunteer work

Copy editor. Southern Sierran, newsletter for Los Angeles branch of the Sierra Club, 2000-2001.

Memberships and certificates

The Authors Guild
Substitute teaching certificate, California State Board of Education
California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) card