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  Tara Merrill
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Eagle-eyed copy editor and proofreader with more than 11 years of professional experience in newspapers, magazines, books and online content. Specialties include travel, food, beauty, health and education. Well acquainted with AP Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Fact-Checker 6 Years
Copy Editor 11 Years
Specialty
Health 1 Year
Travel 4 Years
Education 4 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
11 Years
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Away.com (11+), Laureate Education (11+), Keybridge Communications (3-5), Besins Healthcare Inc. (1-2)
Other Work History
"The Girlfriend's Guide Through Infertility," fact checker
The Columbian newspaper, 4+ years
Willamette Week, 1.5 years
The Anchorage Daily News, 1.5 years
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Quark CopyDesk, Quark XPress, managing online content using Movable Type and Drupal, PDFpen
Equipment
Laptop, PDFpen, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Foreign Language Skills
French
References
Available upon request
Awards
Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award, headline writing
Other
Writing Better Headlines course, Poynter Institute's News University, online

Bachelor's degree in French and liberal studies, minor in professional writing; Portland State University; Portland, Ore.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Portland, OR. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.