Dave Baker

Super Copy Editors | New York, NY
Website: http://supercopyeditors.com
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Professional Experience

NYC proofreader and copy editor. I work with ad agencies, marketing departments, and education companies to produce professionally polished and error-free text, always delivered on time, to help these businesses succeed while saving them headaches, time, and money. I will zero in (like a heat-seeking missile) on every misplaced comma, spelling blunder, and grammatical no-no in your text. And that’s just the beginning.

Expertise

Copy Editor
25 Years
Editor
25 Years
Other, Specify
25 Years

Specialty

Business (general)
25 Years
Education
25 Years
Real Estate
25 Years

Industries


Advertising agency
25 Years
Marketing (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
25 Years
Pr/marketing - all
25 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Forbes (10+), Type Directors Club (10+), The Nation magazine (10+), The New York Times (10+), The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) (10+), Dishing Magazine (10+), Freelance New York City copy editor (10+), LA Philharmonic (10+), Life Refined (10+), NYC proofreader (10+), Petful.com (10+), Big Pharma (10+), Warner Bros. Television (10+), The University of Chicago (10+), Stony Brook University (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Proofreading Service (NYC) (10+), Simplicity Metrics (10+), Centro Inc. (10+), NSG/SWAT (10+), Student Health 101 (10+), EL Education (10+), Advertising Week (3-5), Havas Media (10+), Quantum Learning Inc. (10+)

Other Work History

At Super Copy Editors we’re totally obsessed with using our deep knowledge of grammar, language, and communication to help our clients get ahead while saving them headaches, time, and money. We work daily with a wide range of businesses, but we have a particular passion for three key areas: advertising, marketing, and education. If you work in one of these fields, our copy editing and proofreading services are definitely the perfect solution for you.

Technical Skills

I am a former newspaper copy editor who can handle many editing styles, including: APA/MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press, and New York Times. Of course, I can adjust to any specific local style you may have.

Foreign Language Skills

I speak English and a little Spanish. My team is now able to proofread Spanish content.

Unions

Freelancers Union, Avant Guild

Computer Skills

Adept at Word and Excel. Extensive experience with InDesign, InCopy, QuarkXpress, Photoshop, PageMaker, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Harris & CCI pagination, and many other word-processing and pagination programs.

Equipment

Microsoft Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Quark, Adobe Acrobat. I have a Mac and a PC! I have a scanner.

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. Passport

References

"I love working with you. Fast, efficient, and deadly with a red pen. We’re totally thrilled with all that you do to help us." —Ron Evans, founder, Groupofminds >>> "This is exactly the editing service I was looking for. Not always easy to find through Google." —David Nelson, marketing manager, Clark Howes Group >>> "We have been blown away by how good the team as Super Copy Editors is at improving our writing. They catch the typos that no one else saw, in addition to making brilliant suggestions for clarity of ideas. We highly recommend working with Super Copy Editors!" —Caitlin Rogers, Productions Director, Next Day Animations

Awards

Two Pulitzer Prizes for staff efforts during Hurricane Katrina at The Times-Picayune (shared by staff). Three individual Awards of Excellence by the Society for News Design in 2006 for Hurricane Katrina coverage.

Associations

American Copy Editors Society (ACES), which is dedicated to raising the standards of editing; Editorial Freelancers Association

Work Samples

Popular Services

(Freelance 2/3/2016)
As experienced, New York City–based freelance advertising agency proofreaders, we offer polished, clear, and professionally edited copy. We work with ad agencies every single day, delivering well-polished work on very tight deadlines. Give us a try!
(Starting at just $429 for up to 120 pages 2/3/2016)
Even seasoned screenwriters benefit from the services of a professional editor. Our passion is to help you get your work produced, and we will work tirelessly on editing, proofreading, and offering suggestions for improving your screenplay.
(Super Copy Editors 8/15/2016)
Over the past few years, the experienced team at Super Copy Editors has been entrusted with reviewing millions (no, literally, millions) of words of educational materials. Our seasoned copy editors include former teachers. Why have so many curriculum designers and education publishers come to rely on our team of copy editors and proofreaders? Because we are sticklers for details, and we work quickly and efficiently. Give us a try!
(Super Copy Editors 3/30/2017)