Resume for Lori Cavanaugh


Rosemont College - Rosemont, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts in English cum laude, May 1999
Rosemont College Honorís Society, 1995-1999

USDA Graduate College - Correspondence Course
Basic Indexing Certification, October 2001

Professional Experience

Cavanaugh Editorial Services / Self-Employed (December 1998 to Present)
Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader

Responsible for the copyediting and proofreading of major academic, reference, and social science books and journals, including those with displayed mathematics and complex legal, medical, and scientific terminology.

Experience with various types of subject matter and genres, including Arts and Humanities, Behavioral Sciences, Biosciences, Education, Engineering, Law, Mathematics, and Medicine.

Thorough knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), American Medical Association (AMA), and various house styles.

Proficient in the understanding of various styles of page layout, including those with detailed figures, tables, and legal and scientific extracts.

Correspond with in-house editors regarding matters of style and format.

LexisNexis Legal Publishing / Reed Elsevier (April 2001 to June 2002)
Charlottesville, Virginia (434) 972-7600
Coordinating Editor

Responsible for copyediting and proofreading of legal texts, including company’s largest client, the Los Angeles County Municipal Code.

Created and maintained back-of-the-book indexes for legal code books and other legal texts.

Performed electronic publishing functions for texts using Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word.

Coordinated the publication of projects from the receipt of manuscript-style ordinances to final shipment of code to the customer.

The Oryx Press (July 1999 to October 2000)
Phoenix, Arizona (602) 265-2651
Editorial Assistant

Performed copyediting and proofreading for major reference books following the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS).

Developed the content of books through photo research and fact checking using the internet and other computer and media-related technology.

Taylor and Francis Group (May 1997 to December 1998)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (215) 625-8900
Production Assistant

Fulfilled all editing duties, adhering to the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual, for twelve monthly social science journals.

Responsible for copyediting, proofreading, and production coordination for major social science texts.