Do everything. One thing may turn out to be right.
— Humphrey Bogart

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Sara Brady

 

Freelance Experience

Writing 2007–2015

  • Publications include Red Bulletin, Latina, Time Out New York, The Hollywood Reporter, Sound & Vision, TelevisionWithoutPity.com, YourTango.com, The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, and Metro.

Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-checking 2007–2017

  • Read copy to detect and correct factual errors and errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and house style for clients including Barnard College; Linkwell Health; New York; Latina; étapes: International; TV Guide; and New York, Philadelphia, and Boston editions of Metro.
  • Book clients include Harry N. Abrams Books for Young Readers; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; Kirkus Media; RosettaBooks; Macmillan; Dystel & Goderich Literary Management; and Harlequin Books.

Publishing & Journalism Experience

INSIDE HIGHER ED                                                                                                                 

Washington, DC

Copy Editor 2015–present

  • Read and edit copy for style, content, and accuracy for daily website with 4.2 million page views per month.
  • Establish and maintain house style guide; moderate comments using Disqus.

PREVENTION MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITIONS

New York, NY

Associate Editor 2010–2011

  • Responsible for coordinating eight special issues and bookazines on health, fitness, and cooking topics annually, with circulation of 500,000.
  • Prepared, rewrote, and edited copy; selected art; and worked with designers on layout routing.
  • Supervised and coordinated work of test kitchen and photographers for food-focused photo shoots; conducted photo research and negotiated fees with photographers.
  • Interviewed contestants and wrote features for The Biggest Loser product line.

ESPN THE MAGAZINE

New York, NY

Senior Researcher 2007–2010

  • Verified facts, dates, and statistics for stories and columns on deadline for 26 issues per year
    of 2.2 million–circulation national sports magazine
    .
  • Wrote front-of-book items and contributed original Olympic content to ESPN.com.

PREMIERE MAGAZINE

New York, NY

Associate Editor 2003–2007

  • Promoted from copy associate (2006) for national film magazine with circulation of 500,000, published 10 times per year.
  • Arranged interviews with actors, directors, and other film professionals to report stories; developed story ideas and content for monthly front-of-book pages.
  • Reported on 2006 Tribeca Film Festival and reviewed DVDs and films.

Education

New York University

New York, NY

M.S. Magazine Publishing, 2008

College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA

B.A. English Literature, 2003

·       Minor in Business Marketing

Computer & Language Skills

·      Software: Adobe InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat; various content management systems; Quark XPress, CopyDesk, and QPS Manager; Microsoft Office.

·      Intermediate French