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Indexing, Cataloging & Library Services
Strong background in library work, reference services, information gathering, database editing, record keeping and data organization including keyword creation and cataloging; freelance book and magazine indexer; specialization in writing English indexes for works translated from German

Research & Fact Checking
Expertise in the use and command of print, database and Internet resources including experience in query writing and search methods used for effective information gathering; extensive background in researching and verifying facts
Proofreading & Editing
Strong skills in proofreading and editing for graphics, grammar, spelling, content, style and legal compliance; specialized knowledge in proofreading for correct use of brands and trademarks
Foreign Language
Native fluency in German and English; proficient Spanish; some knowledge of French, Italian, Portuguese; knowledge of online linguistic and word reference resources; background in translation
Extensive skills in writing guidelines, procedures, how-to instructional materials, research reports, abstracts and summaries; experience writing resumes, cover letters, job descriptions and professional bios
In-depth knowledge of advertising law and regulatory guidelines; in-depth knowledge of intellectual property law with a specialized background in trademark search, clearance and protection; general knowledge of publishing and publicity law


SCHOTT Indexing (2006 – Present)     
TIME INC. (2004 – 2009)     
Ad Review Specialist – Copy Acceptance         
Reviewed advertising materials to ensure ads were free of errors and in compliance with standards and guidelines. Evaluated  research claims, content, product information and company specifics. Wrote and created reports on advertising trends, regulatory rules and product specifics.  Proofread ads for style, content and correct use of grammar and trademarks. Managed department research library, subject category files and magazine archive.
Magazines: Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, People, People en Espaņol, People StyleWatch, Teen People, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Kids, SI Latino, In Style, Real Simple, Essence, All You, This Old House, Business 2.0, Money, Fortune, FSB
LADAS & PARRY  (2001 – 2004)  
Trademark Analyst & Translator – Trademark Watch
Monitored 12,000+ international trademarks and logos to ensure clients’ brands were not imitated, misused or infringed upon.  Created search keywords to ensure retrieval of phonetic variants, foreign language equivalents, synonymous terms and conceptually related word and image marks. Translated documents from German to English. 
Library Cataloger 
Classified and cataloged information for books on tape using data from MARC records.    
MTV NETWORKS  (2002 – 2003)
Coordinator, Intellectual Property – Law & Business Affairs
Coordinated the clearance of potential program titles and trademarks for 15+ channels. Conducted preliminary copyright, title and trademark screening scans. Proofread advertisements and licensed marketing materials for correct use of trademarks, logos, and credit lines.
Channels: MTV, MTV2, MTVU, VH1, VH1 Classic Rock, VH Uno, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick at Nite, TV Land, Noggin, The N, LOGO, Spike TV, CMT
CT CORSEARCH  (1999 – 2001)
Senior Researcher – Production                
Using a variety of online, database and hard copy resources, researched federal and state trademark, copyright and common law records to create trademark clearance reports.   
JUPITER RESEARCH  (1998 – 1999)
Marketing List Researcher (Intern)    
Reviewed industry publications to identify and verify new target names used for direct marketing.


Southern Connecticut State University
Master of Library Science (currently pursuing)
Hunter College of the City University of New York      
Bachelor of Arts – cum laude
Major: Sociology, Minor: Spanish
New York University 
Certificate in Editing
focus on indexing, copyediting, proofreading and grammar


American Society for Indexing


Deutsches Netzwerk der Indexer (German Network of Indexers)


Special Libraries Association