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55 Timber Ridge Road

North Brunswick, NJ 08902 MELANIE K. CHIMA


mc109b5ba@westpost.net
732-397-2481
~ EDITORIAL & MEDIA PROFESSIONAL ~
Recognized for informative, entertaining, on-target writing style
D
ynamic, self-motivated professional with 10 years' hands-on experience across TV
, publishing, and general media. Instrumental in producing compelling TV promoti
ons, improving operational efficiency, and capturing target online reader intere
st while effectively covering diverse topics ranging from politics to fashion. P
roven ability to multi-task in high-pressure work environments. Dedicated to mas
tering new systems and processes rapidly. BA in Psychology, with BS in Journalis
m expected 2011.
Areas of Expertise include:
Project Management * Article Writing * Research * Proofreading * TV Promotion Pr
oduction Support
Video Flipping & Digitizing * Data Entry * Copy Writing & Editing * Movie Revi
ews
Book Previews * Website Reviews * Process Improvements * Team Playing
Data Verification * Fact Checking * Chicago Manual of Style

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LEXISNEXIS, Newark, NJ 2006-Present
Editorial Assistant, Publishing Operations
Charged with ensuring accuracy of data entry for major legal research tool used
nationwide. Maintain quick and reliable access for subscribers by ensuring all l
inks to documents are active. Research and validate financial and demographic da
ta. Proofread and format legal documents for publication. Input data in Excel sp
readsheets and databases. Manage editing tasks as assigned.
* Located missing data and communicated with authors regarding issues; troublesh
ot data validation discrepancies.
* Enabled peers to take on other tasks by mastering Content Recognization Valida
tion process.
WABC-TV, New York, NY January-April 2010
Creative Services Intern
Played integral role in production of promotions. Updated master promo logs, gat
hered video clips, and attended news meetings.
* Offered recommendations to producers on leveraging graphics to maximize news
piece effectiveness.
* Conducted extensive Internet research to gather news information, identify ke
y story elements, and write compelling promos.
* Recognized as reliable team player by quickly mastering key promotion producti
on processes such as flipping and digitizing videos.
KIWIBOX.COM, New York, NY August-December 2008
Editorial Intern
Contributed articles on diverse topics for this online magazine. Conducted resea
rch and fact-checked data.
* Earned commendations from editors and positive reviews for utilizing informati
ve, entertaining writing style to produce 3 to 5 articles per day.
* Captured reader interest while effectively covering topics ranging from politi
cs to fashion.
* Reached target audience of high school students and young adults with movie r
eviews, book previews, website reviews, political articles and nutrition pieces.
DOW JONES, South Brunswick, NJ January-December 2005
Data Research Assistant
Contracted by Lorelei temporary agency to verify industry classifications of com
panies for Dow Jones listings. Calculated market values for the Wall Street Jour
nal using Excel and proprietary software.
* Managed confidential information; expedited reporting by quickly learning syst
ems and processes.
McGRAW-HILL, Princeton, NJ 2003-2004
Editorial Assistant
Correlated educational standards to chapters in health textbooks. Verified chapt
er page numbers in Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITY PRESSES, Cranbury, NJ 2000-2002
Editorial Assistant
Contributed to production process by maintaining contact with authors to resolve
issues and track progress. Prepared manuscripts and Front Lists. Trained new-hi
res. Administered and verified turnovers, galleys, proofs, revisions, and repros
utilizing Chicago Manual of Style.
* Increased efficiency by streamlining book jacket process leveraging cutting-e
dge scanning techniques.

EDUCATION & TRAINING


Bachelor of Science in Journalism; Major GPA: 4.0, Expected: 2011 ~ Rutgers Univ
ersity, New Brunswick, NJ Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology ~ Rutgers Univer
sity, New Brunswick, NJ
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, LexisNexis, Data Entry