Julie Coleman, M.A.

MA, Modern Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1999
BA, Art History/Psychology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 1992


Freelance Editor, Maxima Consultants Corp., Chicago, IL   2004 – Present
Edit reports, proposals, contracts, and letters for structural engineering and construction consulting firm.

Freelance Editor/Proofreader      2007 – Present
Edit fiction and nonfiction books and other print and website documents for a wide variety of clients.

Grant Writer, ECS Grants       2009 – 2010
Wrote federal and foundation grants for school districts and individuals in the fields of education and science.

Contract Editor, Learning Strategies, Minnetonka, MN    2008
Edited manuscripts and proofread promotional materials. 

Contract Editor, ECM/Paradigm Publishing, St. Paul, MN   2008
Checked and tested new materials (textbooks/software).

Contract Editor,      2007 – 2008
Reformatted existing content into online articles, following strict website guidelines. Wrote introductory/transition text as needed. Added meta data, and optimized articles for search engines.

Senior Editor, Publications International, Ltd. (PIL), Lincolnwood, IL  2006 – 2007
In addition to the editorial duties listed below, collaborated with other senior editors to hire and train new editors. Hired freelance editors. Reviewed all editors’ cover copy.

Publications Coordinator, PIL, Lincolnwood, IL    1999 – 2007
Scheduled all projects in the General Department. Held weekly update meetings for teams of all active projects. Served as liaison between the creative teams and upper management. Ordered Library of Congress cataloging numbers. 

Editor, Whispers from Heaven magazine, Lincolnwood, IL  1999 – 2003
Assigned, selected, and edited inspirational stories and wrote the editor’s letter for this bi-monthly national magazine.
Editor, PIL, Lincolnwood, IL       1999 – 2006

Associate Editor, PIL, Lincolnwood, IL     1997 – 1999
Team leader for projects. Helped to select project contributors. Established project guidelines. Provided content and copy editing on text at all stages of production. Coordinated with the art director to determine/assign images and illustrations. Wrote sales copy and back cover copy.

Production Editor, PIL, Lincolnwood, IL     1995 – 1997
Served as liaison between all creative departments. Responsible for making and checking corrections and ensuring correctness of text specifications

Additional Freelance Projects
Idea Girls, various projects (Worked closely with the Chief Idea Girl to edit and proof brochures, workbooks, website text, and various sales/promotional materials.)       2008

Peter Scott Eide, The Edge of Forever      2008

Thomson/West, Maximize Your Lawyer Potential: Professionalism and Business Etiquette for Law Students and Lawyers by Amee McKim  2008

Helm Matthews, Lilac        2008

Facts That Matter, Great Kisses…and Famous Lines Right Out of the Movies by Timothy Knight       2007

Kelly Jahner-Byrne, One Great Idea, “Personal Velocity” chapter  2007

Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Mac, and Windows XP.

Additional Professional Experience
Judge for MMPA Excellence Awards      2008 & 2009

References available upon request.


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