A. Maria Fugate

New York City, NY USA

Professional Experience

Excellent editor and writer for digital media and print -Passionate wordsmith with sound news and editorial judgment and solid editing skills. -More than 20 years of experience as staff editor at America's largest tabloid, the New York Daily News -Expert long- and short-form editing, copy editing and speedy web publishing on deadline. - Knowledge of SEO best practices. Quality, clicks and engagement all matter. -Meticulous, thorough, accurate editor who works well independently and as part of a creative team. -Organized multi-tasker committed to excellence and innovation across multiple platforms. Fluent in AP style and quick to learn yours. Expertise includes: Demonstrated ability to seek, write, edit, copy edit and publish high-quality, flawless content on deadline. Results-driven, proactive, creative problem-solver with proven people skills. Dedicated - deadline-driven - reliable - responsible - experienced - quick learner - flexible What can I help you with?


Content Editor (online)
5 Years
Copy Editor
16 Years
12 Years


Newspaper - National
20 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Guardian US (10+), New York Daily News (10+), The Write Option NYC (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Caribbean World Magazine (1-2), Council for Aid to Education (1-2)

Other Work History

- Senior Production Editor - New York Daily News - 2008-2013 - Suburban Copy Desk Chief - New York Daily News - 1993 - 2008

Technical Skills

Proficient in Adobe InCopy; comfortable using Adobe PhotoShop and Lightroom photo editing software

Computer Skills

PC and Mac, social media and blogging sites, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint


Laptops, DLSR camera and lenses, scanner and printer


Jared McCallister, Senior Production Editor, New York Daily News Alex Jones, Deputy Managing Editor/Sunday - New York Daily News Salvatore Arena - Media Liason - MTA



Edited 16-page supplement for Black History Month 2015. Content also published online.