DANA RAE LAVERTY
Apr. 2012-Jan. 2013
COPY EDITOR: PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
Read and edited staff copy for Providence Journal newspaper. Worked on both the News and Features desk. Thrived in a high-pressure environment with tight and strict deadlines.
FREELANCE COPY EDITOR/PROOFREADER, WRITER
- Freelance copy editor/proofreader. Clients include Adams Media, Skyhorse Publishing, and KidPub Press.
- Book reviewer for ForeWord Reviews
- My pieces have been published in Rhode Island Monthly, Brown Alumni Magazine, and Providence Monthly.
Aug. 2007-July 2010
COPY EDITOR/COLUMNIST: FALL RIVER HERALD
Fall River, MA
Read and edited staff and stringer copy for daily newspaper. Weekend Page 1 editor. Wrote parenting column. Paginated covers and inside pages using InDesign. Proofread pages. Uploaded content, pictures and videos to website using Zope.
Oct. 2006 – Aug. 2007
FREELANCE WRITER/COLUMNIST: ATTLEBORO SUN CHRONICLE
Wrote arts/lifestyle stories for “Get Out” section, as well as a “Modern Mama” column every two weeks.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER: PROVIDENCE MONTHLY
Wrote arts/lifestyle stories, including two cover pieces.
Feb. 2000-Aug. 2006
PUBLICIST: LEGISLATIVE PRESS BUREAU
Wrote press releases, opinion pieces and letters to the editor for members of the Rhode Island General Assembly.
Mar. 1999-Feb. 2000
COPY EDITOR: THE TIMES
Read, proofed and edited stringer and staff reporter copy for daily newspaper. Designed and paginated inside local news pages using QuarkXPress.
Aug. 1997-March 1999
STAFF REPORTER: THE TIMES
Covered the towns of Lincoln and Cumberland for daily paper. Attended town meetings, wrote feature stories, cultivated sources and story ideas.
Sep. 1997-Mar. 1998
FEATURE WRITER: THE NARRAGANSETT TIMES
Wrote and cultivated feature stories for weekly Timeout arts section.
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
Bachelor of Arts: Journalism
Excellent command of Chicago and AP style. Proficient using Zope, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Photoshop and Microsoft Word.