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  • Name: Madeleine Maccar
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  • City: Burlington
  • State: New Jersey
  • Country: United States
  • Listed: July 1, 2018 4:40 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired


To secure employment in any editorial, literary, journalism, writing, proofreading, or general word-slinging capacity.

Work History

July 2014 – present

Editor, Chauffeur Driven Magazine & Trade Show, Marlton, N.J.

Write at least two profiles, industry-trend, news or miscellaneous articles and several association updates per each monthly issue, in addition to creating content for biweekly e-newsletters and various web pages. Write marketing content tailored to a variety of media. Maintain relationships with and edit submissions from contributing writers representing industry-relevant organizations. Travel at least once a month to cover nationwide events and serve as an ambassador for the brand. Part of a three-person team responsible for the company social media accounts. Plan, run and monitor various sessions during trade events twice a year. Occasional photographer and ad designer.

Sept. 2013 – April 2014

Staff writer, Chicago Center for Literature & Photography, Chicago, Ill.

Write weekly 1,000-word reviews for contemporary books, as well as shorter reviews for small-press or self-published novels sent to the center, to be both posted on the center’s blog and eligible for inclusion in its monthly journal, and edit the journal before it goes to press. Create, write and post a series of themed essays. Responsible for posting all of my own material on set schedule. Utilize social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, to promote each review and essay.

May 2011 – present 

Freelance editor/writer

Edit theses for graduate-degree candidates and small-press novels for independently or self-published authors; revise and request rewrites as needed. Write feature articles for Central Jersey publications, most frequently

May 2009 – July 2014

Proofreading supervisor, McMunn Associates, Inc., Collingswood, N.J.

Proofread prospectuses, shareholder reports, EDGAR filings, financial fact sheets, clients’ internal references and relatecd documents to ensure that the final products both match lawyer-approved content and adhere to stylistic, grammatical and typographical rules. Contribute to and revise special projects for the company, such as the employee manual. Required familiarity with the publication guidelines of clients such as John Hancock Mutual Funds, First Investors, Eaton Vance and Putnam Investments. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign) and grammar required, as well as an ability to produce quality results on short deadlines. Assisted in creating and finalizing style guides for irregular reports. Promoted to supervisor of the proofreading department in Dec. 2009.

July 2008 – Sept. 2009

Copy Editor/Paginator, Gannett Company, Inc., Cherry Hill, N.J.

Acting editor of “South Jersey Scene,” a 28-page weekly entertainment supplement. Designed and copy edited Real Estate and Auto sections, as well as special sections and inserts. Frequently filled in for absent editors and paginators in news and features sections. Copy edited, paginated and worked on projects outside the department. Copy edited Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties’ “Communities” sections and eight “Our Towns” publications for The Courier-Post. Designed layouts for three publications each week and paginated within the newspaper’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ sections. Created covers for the “Our Towns” publications. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and superior knowledge of the AP style, grammar and layout required.

  Aug. 2007 – July 2008

Freelance writer, Packet Publications, Inc., Princeton, N.J.

Wrote feature articles for the company’s magazines and non-subscription publications to promote Princeton-area businesses and events.

  June 2006 – July 2008

Social Editor, Packet Publications, Inc., Dayton, N.J.
Compiled information and designed pages for the social sections of The Cranbury Press and South Brunswick Post. Managed the school pages for the South Brunswick Post, highlighting district schools individually with class notes, photographs and a feature article. Frequent photographer. Wrote the semi-regular column “Back Porch.” Built other pages within the papers. Edited staff and guest writers’ articles. Spearheaded long-term news packages and assigned articles to reporters. Updated the papers’ websites. Wrote one to four additional articles most weeks. Assumed the responsibilities of absent reporters.


Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude May 2006

Major: English, Writing track Minor: Fine Arts, Art track

3.9 major GPA, 3.6 cumulative GPA


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