RELEVANT’s bimonthly print magazine explores the intersection of faith and culture, featuring profiles on bands and celebrities, journalistic think pieces on major issues and advice on life issues facing 20- and 30-somethings. I was the final pair of eyes on each page before it got uploaded to the printer, and I did several editing rounds on each piece, including fact-checking; line editing; copyediting; copy-fitting and filling in pull quotes, sidebars and photo captions. I did some development editing and occasionally wrote and assigned articles, as well.
I managed the feature-length content for the website from start to finish. I assigned article ideas and screened and curated pitches from writers, working with them on deadline and article direction and voice. I wrote headlines and subtitles; coordinated the web features schedule; edited articles for voice, clarity, grammar and AP style; formatted the articles for the website using basic HTML; and made sure the articles got posted. I also ran RELEVANT’s social media accounts as needed and copyedited daily “slices” on the site (short, newsy articles that are constantly updating on the homepage).
As the features editor, I was in charge of the features section for every weekly issue. I developed story ideas, assigned them to a team of three to four reporters and led the reporters through the writing process—helping them with direction and sources and giving them feedback on their drafts.
Development and line editing for Inspired Writer and other self-published books
Line and copyedit Serge :: Missions' annual report, newsletters and other resources