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Copy Editor Resume

This article focuses on the structure of a copy editor resume that can be used by the applicants who want to apply for this post in various companies.

Today, communication is everything. All the marketing, PR, and sales operations of a company depend majorly on the various sources of communication. It is all about who communicates first in the most effective manner. Companies have built and are still evolving bridges over bridges of communication networks, continuously developing new strategies and increased speeds of communication with their target audience.

Companies such as ad agencies, public relations organizations, print publishing houses, and all other corporate companies have to build strong communication networks to stay alive. The texts and words are generated by copy writers/content writers and checked by the copy editors before printing. They have to go through all the written articles and copies in order to check if they are free from any kind of error (grammatical or factual). Copy editors are hugely required in the IT field, where a number of articles are written on a day-to-day basis for the purpose of online publishing. They check each of the articles before approving them for uploading.

In the advertisement world, they check all the copies that are prepared for featuring on a flex, hoarding, or in a newspaper ad of the client. The copy editor's job is to complement to the writer's task and thus make a unified effort, so as to give the target audience the content with which they can connect or learn something important from. The credentials required for this kind of a job are good vocabulary, strong knowledge of grammar, and excellent writing ability.

Following is a copy editor resume sample.

Wallis Grier
22-Fig Ring Rd
Apple Valley, CA 92308
(760) 221-2243


To take up the job of a senior copy editor and use my years of experience for checking the copies to perfection, be it for ad or other articles, across any kind of media platforms – TV, print, or radio.

Profile Summary:

  • Seven years of hard earned experience towards mastery in English linguistics
  • Multi-dimensional and multi-stylistic experience, thanks to my professional experience in the journalism field
  • Worked as a copy writer with prestigious and well known publication houses as XYZ, GA
  • Winner of 'Best Copy Editor' award at my last job with Heiller Group, CA
  • Promoted to the post of senior editor at Heiller Group, CA in 2011

Skill Set:

  • Excellent in the usage of grammar, punctuations, and euphemisms with respect to both writing and reading
  • Excellent editorial skills with a speed of 400 words per minute
  • Flair for creating attention-grabbing, crisp titles and punch lines, which are very helpful in writing an ad copy
  • Strong leadership and teaching skills to guide the writers towards producing increasingly better content
  • Clear understanding of the tone and language required for online content and ad content

Other Skills:

  • Good typing speed of 50+ words per minute
  • Good skills in efficiently conducting researching and proofreading activities

Work Experience:

Heiller Group
Senior Copy Editor
(2011 till Present)

  • Edited online articles for various IT clients, regarding all their latest product offerings
  • Managed a team of 5 copy writers for acquiring up to date targets from them
  • Trained new employees – copy writers and sub-editors on “how-to techniques”
  • Wrote and edited copies for newspaper ads and hoardings for the corporate clients
  • Functioned as a creative head in Maroon C ad campaign, which won 2013's 'Best Copy Ad Campaign' award

XYZ, India

  • Independently wrote for the “mobiles” section of the company's review web page
  • Performed error free copy editing
  • Worked on brochures, direct mailers, and other marketing copies for the clients


  • M.A. English from New York University, NY, 2007
  • B.A. English from New York University, NY, 2005


(Write some of your profession related achievements here that you think could impress the reader.)

This is how one writes a copy editor resume step by step. Divide your resume into clear, separate sections. Choose only relevant information to put into each of these sections; the information should be profession related and written in a crisp and concise manner with the help of bullet points, which need to be short. Do not over-populate the sections with too many bullet points.

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