Kathy Schienle

Carmel, IN 46032 USA
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kschienle/

Professional Experience

Copy editor, proofreader, writer, fact-checker, project manager. Education, healthcare, technology, law, finance, media. Clients range from universities to novelists to bloggers to pharma manufacturers. Detailed focus not only on the text and big picture, but on all the components of the whole. Meticulous. Responsive. Fast. Innovative. Collaborative. The essential finish to your brilliant [insert here: website, sales presentation, manuscript, blog post, magazine, stockholder report, brochure, newsletter]. Mistakes cost you credibility, clients and $$, and I spy - with my sharp eye and deep experience - factual errors, bad dates in folios, misspelled names, inconsistencies, dead links. PRODUCTS: web strategy/content/design/meta, business/marketing collateral, university/alumni publications, academic papers/scientific journals, book manuscripts, e-learning content, white papers, journals/newsletters/magazines, blogs/social media, feature stories, media releases.


Copy Editor
25 Years
20 Years
15 Years


Books & Literature
15 Years
20 Years
10 Years


Online/new media
12 Years
Academia - all
15 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

published authors (10+), Institutional Investor Journals (10+), Association of University Technology Managers (10+), Energy BBDO (6-10), Blue Waters Group (10+), Public.com (10+), Oprah.com (10+), Simple Truth (10+), MedSci (10+), VSA Partners (10+), WunderLand Group (10+), Forest Products Society (6-10), Author Solutions (10+), NYU School of Law (10+), McNeill Media Group (6-10), Illinois Policy Institute (10+), The University of Texas at Austin (1-2), Words Have Impact (10+), Project Six (10+), Charter Communications (10+), Time Warner Cable (10+), Diversity Woman (3-5), RSL Media (10+), Tandem Books (1-2), Wainscot Media (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Allstate (10+), Bankers Life and Casualty (10+), Grant Thornton (10+), Quincy Bioscience (1-2), HERE data-driven location services (1-2), ej4 (10+)

Other Work History

Stars&Stripes inc. - Chief Branding Officer Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Director/Marketing Communications System Software Associates, Inc. Senior Editor/Global Marketing USCS International/CableData Editor/Marketing Communications The Sacramento Bee News Editor Rio Americano High School Journalism Adviser The Capital Times - Copy Editor The Indianapolis News - Copy/Layout Editor

Computer Skills

Microsoft—Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, SharePoint Adobe—PhotoDeluxe, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign Web staging/management via CMS—Drupal, WordPress, Daylite, QuickBase, Basecamp, TestGen Computer-based research and fact-checking Transcription Metadata/SEO/SEM/SMM—Wordtracker, SEOmoz AP, Chicago, APA and AMA Style


Complete office and mobility

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. passport


'Kathy has been an amazing help to my organization and single-handedly completes all our editing needs. There have been countless times where we have sent Kathy articles and pieces of work to edit with only a day or few hours turnaround time. Every time she has been responsive and given our work incredible attention to detail. I can honestly say my job would be 10 times harder if I wasn't able to rely on Kathy.' — Nathaniel Hamilton, Director of Marketing and Communications, Project Six ... 'I worked with Kathy as a designer on multiple publication projects. Kathy is a seasoned pro and always understood my challenges as a designer. With a steady hand, she guided each project through the inevitable twists and turns, anticipating bottlenecks and making sure I was always provided with the assets and clear communication to do my job and meet client expectations. With her calm command and good-natured humor, Kathy is a delight to work with. I’d partner with her any time.' — Tom Carling, Book Designer


Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

Work Samples

Web Copy Editing/Proofreading

Writing/Copy Editing/Proofreading

Bylines and Blog Posts

Project Management

Academic Publications/Copy Editing and Proofreading

Books Authored

Website Content Creation/Metadata-SEO

Books Copy Edited

Press Releases