an EDITOR with experience in marketing materials, online articles, scholarly papers, book chapters, annual reports, articles, and brochures;
a COPY EDITOR, of magazine and online articles, book chapters, etc.;
a FACT CHECKER, with plenty of experience, mainly in culture and travel; and
a WRITER and TRANSLATOR, having done some writing and French-to-English translations. See my Web site for writing samples.
Take a look at my website: www.joanne-gerber.com for a full description of my professional and educational background, as well as writing samples.
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Afar Magazine (10+), Emerging Market Views (www.em-views.com) (10+), New Jersey Tech Weekly (10+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Asian Development Bank (10+)
Other Work History
Assistant Editor, Research
Departures Magazine, American Express Publishing
March 2000 - November 2005
Fact-checked and proofed articles on travel, arts, lifestyle, etc.; also did some writing and editing.
French Government Tourist Office, Consulate of France in New York.
June 1997 - February 2000
Wrote, edited, copy edited, fact-checked, and proofed publications about travel in France.
Editor and Writer (Graduate Assistant)
Department of Development, New York University.
September 1992 - May 1993
Wrote articles for the university\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s fundraising newsletter, also wrote and edited grant proposals.
Foreign Language Skills
Fluent French, conversational Spanish, and basic German.
I spent four weeks (mid-January to mid-February 2014) doing total immersion Spanish studies in Granada, Nicaragua. So, although French is still my best language, and very proficient, my Spanish now is getting to be very good.
MS Word, InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS4, Excel
*Digital camera: I know how to point and click!
*Computer (HP Touchsmart 520 PC) with MS Word 2010 and Adobe Reader XI.
Work Permits & Visas
Available on request
Editorial Freelancers Association