Kelly Gordon

New York, NY 10023 USA

Professional Experience

Ten years of editorial experience, including copy editing, proofreading, reporting, line editing, fact checking, background research and everything in between. I am great at tweaking copy to fit and finessing layouts and heds (in any format Web, InDesign, InCopy, Word, Adobe Pro, LotusNotes, etc.). As a reporter, I also am skilled at dissecting reports, legislation, legal opinions and other political minutiae and crafting the details into a well-researched, jargon-free story. My reporting coverage includes environmental issues, science writing, federal and state government, politics, court opinions and litigation, financial regulations, educational policy and medical and health issues.


Copy Editor
8 Years
10 Years
10 Years


Environment & Nature
9 Years
9 Years
9 Years


Book Publishing Trade/B2B
9 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
9 Years
Online/new media
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

New York Post (10+), (6-10), Haymarket Media (3-5), Thompson Publishing Group (10+), Nikkei English News (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Center for Reproductive Rights (3-5)

Other Work History

Previous freelance work for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Internships at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., and for the four-color magazine for the American Society for Engineering Education.

Technical Skills

Master of AP style, experience with Chicago and MLA styles. Also experience with Bluebook legal citations.

Computer Skills

Word, InDesign, InCopy, Excel, basic HTML, extensive Mac and Windows desktop publishing experience


Laptop, camera, tape recorder


Available upon request.


Reporting Samples

See page 3 of this Newsletter. The reporting and writing of this enterprise story began with a tip from a source. The tip eventually was confirmed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after numerous phone calls and emails.
See page 2 of the Newsletter for my reporting on oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning an important Clean Water Act issue. The article was written for a niche audience concerned with environmental issues.
Recent issue of the monthly Clean Air Permit Managers Guide. Stories include EPA's adoption of a new sulfur dioxide standard, a proposal to replace the Bush administration's interstate transport rule for power plant emissions, and EPA's rejection of Texas's air permitting program.
See Page 6. Story concerns a Clean Air Act issue of concern to a niche audience. Article features multiple interviews.
See page 2 for a detailed analysis of federal renewable fuels policy and regulations. The proposed changes would affect ethanol fuels and gas stations.

Editing Samples

Example of editing in PDF of an eight-page newsletter. Corrections to AP style, line edits, headline rewrites, etc.

Current Resume

Feel free to download my current resume.