Professional Resume Sample
KAREN GAYNOR BLESKE
Chico, CA 95928
• LEADER: Six years of supervisory experience under
• QUALIFIED: Expert in grammar, spelling,
proofreading, and production.
• RESPONSIBLE: Recognized for excellence in quality
control, and making deadline.
• EXPERIENCED: Nearly 12 years of daily newspaper
work in advertising production, news editing, and
• WELL-ROUNDED: English major with interests in
literature, geography, language, education, and history.
- The Durham Herald-Sun, Durham, NC.
January 1993 to July 1994, Copy Desk Chief, supervisor of
seven-person universal desk, responsible for quality control and copy
editor training; produced in-house, twice-a-month newsletter that
critiqued the daily newspaper.
August 1991 to January 1993, copy editor, edited local and wire copy,
electronic pagination; supervised news desk when news editor absent.
The Gazette, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
May 1993 to July 1994, part-time copy editor, hired to improve
quality of university’s publication for faculty and staff.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, FL.
January 1991 to July 1991, Assistant News Editor, promotion
acknowledged excellence in management and quality control; named to
companywide quality control committee and to library committee.
June 1988 to January 1991, make-up editor, created and defined
position to solve quality problems; wrote editor’s training manual and
desk style guide; selected and planned news pages and layouts;
supervised 10-person copy desk; named to newsroom style committee.
May 1987 to June 1988, copy editor on wire desk.
Palladium-Item, Richmond, IN.
January 1987 to May 1987, acting News Editor; supervised universal
desk and three copy editors; layout of all news pages; planned advance
October 1985 to January 1987, copy editor.
January 1984 to October 1985, clerk in advertising services, promoted
to supervisor of ad services in May 1984, and to Assistant Manager of
composing room in April 1985.
Earlham College, Richmond, IN.
January 1986 to May 1987, part-time proofreader for the alumni
Cocoa Today, Cocoa, FL.
October 1982 to November 1983, proofreader and paste-up in
BA University of Florida, 1981, in English, 3.6 GPA.