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Erika Owen, Resume

Erika Owen, Resume

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Published by: Erika Rae Owen on Jun 30, 2011
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262.203.0719 • erika.owen@drake.edu 4215 Grand Avenue, Apt. #301, Des Moines, IA 50312

Copy Edit Intern, Meredith Corporation • Des Moines, Iowa June 2011-present Edit manuscripts and layouts for special interest publications (SIP) • Edit online magazine content through Zinio • Aid with HTML coding for new BHG Styblebook Editor-in-Cheif, Drake Magazine • Des Moines, Iowa May 2011-present Work with designers to create a cohesive design plan • Communicate with staff to coordinate meeting schedules • Create a working budget • Oversee all edits Previous positions: online assistant editor, webmaster, section editor, multimedia editor Edito, The Lift magazine • Midwest December 2010-present Edit bi-monthly blog posts for www.theliftmag.com • Fact check and edit digital magazine articles • write articles on fashion topics for the website • created three articles for www.thelift.com/digital-magazine Drake Magazine, The Lift, and Urban Plains Magazine, Des Moines, Iowa • Staff Writer January 2010 (The Lift: December 2010)-present Interview professionals • Meet deadlines • Gather research and information for articles Copy Flow Coordinator, Meredith Corporation • Des Moines, Iowa June 2010-present Interact with editors to successfully maintain articles • Edit final magazine reprints drafts • Work with a computer database to track articles and their progress Uganda journalism study, Kampala and other various locations May 2011-June 2011 (Three weeks) Studied freedom of press and the role of citizen journalism • Interviewed various newspaper editors and Ugandan citizens • Created a documentary based on gathered information Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa • August 2009-present Majors: Magazine Journalism, International Relations Minor: Entrepreneurship Expected graduation: May 2013
Adobe Photoshop • InDesign • Dreamweaver • iMovie • iWeb • Audacity Experience with HTML • CSS • Filemaker Pro • website designing and building


Additional Studies


Computer Skills

Language Skills Spanish, advanced speaking and writing levels • Six years of language study completed



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