Rita Ray - Proofreader, editor, and office admin

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Profile & Skills Highlight

Passion for the written word as demonstrated through nearly two years in publishing and over one year of volunteer experience. Strong written communication skills developed with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing. Ability to apply appropriate grammar rules while keeping style in mind when copyediting.

Social media skills initially developed while at an internet marketing company as well as maintaining Facebook and Twitter for a volunteer organization.

Select History, Industry: Editorial Work

2016 to 2017Manufacturing: Business and Blog Writing

Office Manager, January 2016 to June 2017

2014 to 2016Food Service: Proofreading, Catalogue Production, and Flyer Production

Promoted: Team Leader, January 2015 to January 2016

Customer Service Representative, February 2014 to January 2015

2012 to 2013Magazine Publishing: Copyediting, Proofreading, and Project Management

Office Manager, March 2012 to November 2013

2009 to 2011Internet Marketing: Writing and Editing

Transferred: Junior Business Developer, March 2011 to October 2011

Promoted: Administrative Manager, October 2010 to March 2011

Promoted: Telemarketing Manager, March 2010 to October 2010

Business-to-Business Appointment Setter, November 2009 to March 2010

2007Summer Internship: Public Relations

Summer Intern, June 2007 to August 2007

Professional Membership

2016 to PresentEditorial Freelancers Association
2017 to PresentACES


2008Bachelor of Arts
English, Creative Writing Concentration, Cum Laude

Leadership / Teamwork Experience

2000 to PresentKiwanis International Family

Kiwanis, Local Chapter, January 2011 to Present

Past and Present Leadership Roles: Webmaster, Vice President, President, Immediate Past President, and Director (Board Member)

Circle K International (CKI), Collegiate Sponsored Organization, 2003 to 2008

Past Leadership Roles: Club Technology Chair, Ohio District Bulletin Editor, Club Treasurer

Key Club International, High School Sponsored Organization, 2000 to 2003

Select Publications


“Perfect Combination”

“Raine in Toledo”


“South Haven Yacht Club: Sailing into a Summer of Fun”


“The 64th AutoRama Detroit”

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