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Dawn Barnes
Freelance Copywriter and Copyeditor
(973) 851-5911 • dawnbarnes@mac.com
Professional copywriter/copyeditor for two decades, with extensive online and print experience—web content, SEO, e-mail campaigns, advertising, brochures, newsletters, catalogs, direct mail, and much more. My copy has appeared on numerous websites, such as USAToday.com and Amazon.com, as well as in such publications as The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The New Yorker. I’ve worked with numerous organizations and written on a wide range of topics. I meet tight deadlines without sacrificing quality.


Asst. Copy Director
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY/Hoboken, NJ    July 1998–Present
•    Write and edit copy for book jackets, online and print advertising, promotional materials, catalogs, and websites.
•    Write and manage SEO copy for various websites and online databases.
•    Develop and manage department copy style guides.
•    Promoted from Senior Copywriter and Copywriter.

Troll Book Clubs, Mahwah, NJ    March 1997–June 1998
•    Wrote copy, edited, and coordinated layout for monthly U.S. and Canadian book club catalogs.
•    Wrote copy for promotions, contests, classroom activities, author profiles, and interviews.
•    Developed catalog presentation and marketing strategy with graphic artists.
•    Reviewed books for book club consideration.

Marketing Associate
Doubleday, New York, NY    July 1994–March 1997
•    Wrote copy for promotional materials such as flyers, postcards, displays, excerpt booklets, and back-of-book ads for adult frontlist titles.
•    Marketed a list of books for each publishing season.
•    Developed point-of-sale materials, organized promotional events, and worked with authors on campaigns.

Asst. to Book Division and Production Directors
American Heritage, New York, NY    May 1992–July 1994
•    Wrote copy, edited, and researched text for book catalogs and direct mail pieces.
•    Wrote copy for telephone script and created order form for fulfillment operators’ use.
•    Selected art for company calendar and desk diary; reviewed videos for catalog.

Freelance Writer
Greensburg Tribune Review, Pittsburgh, PA    October 1990–August 1991
•    Interviewed area artists and previewed dance and theater for the Tribune.

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Bachelor of Arts degree, double major in Professional and Creative Writing.

References and writing samples available upon request.