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Cathy J.

(309) 370-8900
Associate Editor, August 2016 to present
American Society of Safety Engineers (, Park Ridge, Ill.
Manages monthly e-newsletter for association members (conducts planning meetings, determines
and produces content, assigns stories, and coordinates with other departments for content and
Writes for organizations various publishing outlets (e.g., journal, blog, podcast, e-newsletter)
Updates content on various web pages for the organization via content management system and
Performs page layout and design for publishing projects
Manages print production process for journal (book layout, issue upload, press run, mailing, help
manage workflow)
Proofreads and edits all copy for organizations monthly print journal and other publications
Assistant Editor, February 2007 to July 2016
American Society of Safety Engineers (, Park Ridge, Ill.
Wrote for organizations various publishing outlets (e.g., journal, blog, podcast, e-newsletter)
Primary liaison for print and online advertising (work with customers to create ads, handle
billing input, and track and analyze data through advertising server platform)
Managed special projects (such as workflow organization, logo design, content management)
Editorial Assistant, August 2005 to February 2007
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (, Chicago, Ill.
Wrote news stories on local businesses, organizations, and community leaders
Photographed, edited, and proofread for the organizations weekly tabloid
Skills & Related Work
Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Bridge, WordPress, Blogger,
desktop publishing; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook; various social media
platforms; AP, CMS, APA writing styles
My graduate work focused on critical thinking and how to use strategic communications skills in
local and global business environments. Through theory and real-world experiences, the program
strengthened skills in professional writing, public relations, ethics, global leadership, and
strategic communication.
Purdue University, January 2015 to August 2016
Master of Science in Communication
Purdue University, January 2015 to June 2015
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management
University of Missouri-Columbia, August 2000 to May 2004
Bachelor of Journalism, emphasis in Magazine Journalism