Editing has been a pivotal part of every role I have held in newsrooms. I have earned individual awards for both copy editing and headline writing and contributed to national award-winning team headline profiles.
When there is a major sports project set to be posted, I am often the person fellow editors and reporters call upon to give it an edit and shine up the presentation.
My first seven years in journalism were spent on the copy desk. My sharp eye for factual, grammatical and style corrections made me the point person on legislative stories in Arkansas and helped me win in-house awards for newsroom credibility-saving fixes.