Thursday, June 11, 2015


Sandee Curry

Writer and editor with 19 years of experience in the areas of music, education, biotech, publishing, finance and healthcare marketing

• Experienced in writing feature articles, essays, reviews, editorial pieces, press releases, technical business requirements, Web and marketing copy
• Well versed in copyediting and proofreading, content management, and project management
• Competent researcher, interviewer, and reporter

BA, English Literature and Creative Writing minor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 1997
Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing 2014


Editorial Director — True North Custom, Chattanooga, TN      1/18–Present
• Manage a team of editors
• Manage creation of healthcare marketing magazines from concept to publication
• Edit writing for clarity, style, content, ROI

Managing Editor — True North Custom, Chattanooga, TN     9/14–1/18
• Manage creation of healthcare marketing magazines from concept to publication
• Edit writing for clarity, style, content, ROI
• Write healthcare marketing content, including general health and wellness articles, ads, and social media content

Writer — American Funds, Los Angeles, CA     2/14–9/14
• Created accurate and precise copy for high volume of forms and other legal documents
• Managed library of form content, business rules, and business contacts
• Collaborated with the legal department and other business units to improve the quality of our forms and documents
• Produced business-related articles for company intranet site, translating complex concepts into easily understandable language
• Trained and supervised editors
• Managed projects to ensure company business initiatives were successful
• Interviewed senior business leaders from across the company

Sr. Copy Editor — American Funds, Los Angeles, CA     12/07–2/14
• Edited and provided clear and accurate copy for over 400 forms and other legal documents across the organization
• Produced business-related articles for company intranet site
• Contributed personal interest stories and business-related articles to international company e-newsletter
• Edited company intranet site using Adobe Dreamweaver; created original content for company intranet, and performed QA testing for intranet site
• Developed and maintained style guides and templates for several departments
• Developed grammar and usage section of company intranet and provided monthly grammar and usage tips
• Trained and supervised other editors

Copy Editor — American Funds, Los Angeles, CA     1/06–11/07
• Edited forms and other legal documents to provide ease of use for advisors and investors
• Edited and conducted QA testing for company intranet sites
• Created and maintained forms team departmental style guides
• Managed the annual update on funds and returns for two external vendor websites

English/SAT Prep Teacher — ACI Institute, Alhambra, CA     9/99–5/06
• Taught vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, writing, and ESL to elementary through high school students
• Taught verbal SAT and PSAT preparation skills
• Developed lesson plans and composition program

Copy Editor/Contributing Writer — Jointz Magazine, Los Angeles, CA     10/02–1/10
• Edited monthly Los Angeles art and music magazine
• Wrote music- and culture-related articles
• Implemented guidelines for freelance writers working with the magazine


826LA     Los Angeles, CA     9/13–Present
• Assist high school seniors with writing personal statements for college applications; provide copyediting assistance to student publishers

American Copy Editors Society (ACES) Mentorship Program     7/13–7/14
• Provide mentoring to two beginning copy editors

Read to a Child     Los Angeles, CA     4/10–6/14
• One-on-one reading mentor at Leo Politi Elementary School

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Online writing samples

Saturday, August 3, 2013

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