Susan Rescigno

White Plains, NY USA

Professional Experience

SUMMARY: highly self-motivated and hard-working; ability to communicate well with all levels; extremely organized and detail oriented; proficient with computers; adaptable to many environments SKILLS: able to copy edit manuscripts electronically using MS Word's track changes; able to create back-of-book indexes for nonfiction books using Sky Index Pro


20 Years
Production (print)
20 Years
Other, Specify
2 Years


5 Years
Business (general)
20 Years
5 Years


Academia Other
20 Years
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
20 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Cohen Carruth, Inc. (10+), Grey House Publishing (3-5), independent authors (1-2)

Other Work History

NYS certified Teaching Ass't (2010-13) • Worked @ school for students w/disabilities, first as 1:1 aide, then as classroom ass't • Helped students of different ages/functioning levels meet Individual Education Plans through direct teaching, proficiency w/new technology • Helped students meet curriculum standards by leading Smart Board lessons Editorial/Production Management, Books (1997-2008) • Worked weditorial, marketing, production to launch new projects • Managed production of 24-36 books/yr from author manuscript to bound book • Saved company time/money by tightening production schedules/budgets • Ensured quality by reviewing work of copy editors, typesetters, proofreaders, indexers Editorial/Production Management, Journals (1990-97) • Established relationships w/editors of journals • Worked w/internal staff/outside vendors to shepherd manuscripts through production process • Saved company money by editing journal articles in-house according to style

Technical Skills

Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Indexing

Computer Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Sky Index Pro


American Society of Indexers Editorial Freelancers Association



This is a sample index for a book entitled "In Love In New York." The book focuses on places to become engaged and to get married in New York City. The client requested two indexes--a subject index and an index of the five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island).
This is a sample edit for an unpublished author. A heavy edit was required. I met with the author, explained the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing, explained MS Word's track changes and comments features, and suggested several options.
This is a sample edit. The client requested a light edit of 120 articles for "The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs." I formatted the articles, ensured that the headings were all the same, and corrected the references following MLA style. I also created a style sheet to help at next stages of production.