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Jessi Osborn

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I am a native English speaker and an accomplished researcher, writer, and editor & creating my own content and helping others perfect theirs. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University with a degree in Editing, Writing, and Media, and then a master's degree in Communication & Media. In between and during my time as a student, I worked full-time as a bill editor for the Florida Senate, and held editorial internships at Atlanta Magazine, Running House Publishers, Tallahassee Woman Magazine, The Council on Culture & Arts, and others. Since college I've been editing thesis papers and essays, while working long-term for a family and marriage counselor, helping her restructure and then line edit and proofread her manuscripts and blogs. The written word has always been my calling, and I work best on a deadline, so I'd love to make your blogs, articles, social media content, newsletters, or book, fiction & non-fiction ebooks the most effective and well-written they can be.
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Copy Editor

Oct 2015 - Jan 2016 (3 months)

Copy editing and publishing articles on finance news and company overviews, making research easy to understand for non-experts.

Communications Coordinator and Writer

Dec 2014 - Jun 2016 (1 year)

As the Sustainable Campus communications coordinator and writer, my responsibility was to brainstorm, pitch, write, and edit a variety of publications, both print and digital, that represent the message and mission of Sustainable Campus, and help to disseminate information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public about our events and sustainability initiatives.


Aug 2014

I provide freelance editing services ranging from light proofreading to substantive edits for local clients, peers, and businesses, while employing a strong knowledge of grammar, organization, and mechanics on a variety of online and print mediums using track changes and traditional proofreading marks.

Food and Dining Intern

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014 (2 months)

As the food and dining intern for Atlanta Magazine, I assisted the magazine's food editor by proposing and writing original creative content for their online food & dining blog, as well as the print magazine. I was fully responsible for the complete process of pitching, researching, and writing stories for the daily blog and monthly print magazine, and worked independently to craft and conduct interviews with prominent local food industry figures.

Bill Editor and Proofreader

Aug 2013 - May 2015 (1 year)

As a bill editor and proofreader I was responsible for line editing for grammar and content legislative bills, amendments, proclamations, resolutions, and other legislative documents for the Florida Senate. This position involved working on tight deadlines, often late into the night during legislative sessions, while editing 500 + page documents ranging in topic from gun control, tax law, to zoning and agricultural regulation.

Editorial Intern

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013 (2 months)

I researched and composed 400-500 word articles on health, diet, beauty and technology topics for 3 issues of a bimonthly magazine. This position demanded effective communication with with prominent local figures and proficiency in conducting interviews with local figures for feature articles. Additionally, I edited and proofread for grammar and style, and communicated suggestions to magazine staff.

Editorial Intern

Oct 2012 - Dec 2013 (1 year)

I was responsible for composting and editing 4 cultural-event email newsletters per month with a readership of approx. 6,000. I researched and collected information on local art exhibitions, theater, concerts, and events and demonstrated a succinct, journalistic style of writing and the ability to write on a weekly deadline while utilizing an online editing and design program.

Editorial Intern

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012 (2 months)

I assisted the Senior Cookbook Editor and Young Adult Editor by providing manuscript feedback, proofreading, and writing book summaries and author bios for 4-5 titles per week. I researched book market for competitive titles and industry trends, attended and observed editorial and new titles meeting with senior Running Press staff, and line-edited 2 full-length Young Adult novels and provided editorial comments to editor and author.


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Editing, Writing, and Media

2007 - 2011 (4 years)

Master of Science (M.S.), Media and Communication Studies

2012 - 2013 (1 year)


Professional & Technical Writing Certificate (2014)

Florida State University

Graduate students at FSU who wish to enhance their skills and experience in the field of professional writing should pursue the Professional and Technical Writing certificate. This certificate offers an interdisciplinary approach to writing instruction and experience, with courses drawing from departments across the University, including English, Communications, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Business, and Public Administration.


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