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Dan Skelton
March 2000 - Present
Electronic Production Manager
Popular Mechanics; New York

  • Supervise two-person production staff
  • Act as a liaison between art and editorial departments
  • Assure that pages are moving smoothly through art and editorial
  • Traffic all artwork and pages from layout through four-color separation
  • Approve and strip, low-resolution art
  • Strip, correct and approve high-resolution art (including photo retouching)
  • Make text and art corrections to Quark and InDesign documents
  • Preflight and ship final files to engraver
  • Approve final page files for release to film or DCS files (CTP)
  • Create and maintain archives of conventional artwork and electronic files
  • Supervise production of special projects such as start-ups and advertorial inserts
November 1999 - March 2000
Managing Editor
Accounting Today; New York

  • Supervised staff writers, associate editors, etc.
  • Coordinated printing schedules
  • Maintained daily Newswire on
  • Designed electronic page layout of entire publication, as well as supplemental publications as well as logos, editorial art, design elements, etc.
  • Commissioned illustrations, artwork and photographs
  • Copy edited entire publication
February 1999 - October 1999
Web Development Editor
Faulkner & Gray Conferences; New York

Responsibilities included the creation and maintenance of
  • Faulkner & Gray Conference Web Pages
  • Advertising Supplements
March 1997 - October 1999
Production/Promotions Manager
Faulkner & Gray, Inc.; New York

Responsibilities included all aspects - from concept through printing - of the production of the following marketing materials:
  • Annual Media Kits for four publications
  • Advertising Creative (for both in-house and external clients)
  • Monthly Editorial Promotions
  • Special Promotional Materials
  • Bind-ins, Tip-ons, and Card Decks

March 1997 - October 1999
Senior Production Editor
Faulkner & Gray, Inc.; New York

Responsibilities included the art direction, production, and editing of the following publications:
  • Accounting Today's Marketplace (quarterly)
  • The Accountants Resource Guide (annual)
  • The Classified Advertising pages of three magazines (monthly & bi-monthly)
  • Clients Monthly Alert (monthly)
  • Special Editorial Supplements and Show Guides
August 1994 - March 1997
Art Director
Social Register Observer; New York

  • Designed magazine layouts using Macintosh system
  • Commissioned illustrations and artwork
  • Digitalized images for placement and for print
  • Supervised all steps of production
  • Approved press proofs of page layouts, halftones, and color images
  • Acted as liaison between printer, publisher, and editorial staff
August 1994 - March 1997
Editor and Writer
Social Register Observer; New York
  • Generated and approved potential articles
  • Wrote, researched, and fact-checked feature articles
  • Copyedited entire publication
February 1992 - March 1997
Director of Fulfillment
Social Register Association; New York
  • Managed product-shipment and accounts-receivable staffs
  • Created, wrote, and designed promotional campaigns
  • Supervised printing of all direct mail pieces
July 1989 - February 1992
Editorial Assistant
Social Register Association; New York
  • Proofread member listings
  • Processed changes and new information on member listings
  • Wrote press releases
October 1988 - July 1989
Research Assistant
Social Register Association; New York
  • Researched information pertaining to members, and prospective members, of the Social Register
B.A., Liberal Arts; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
InDesign, QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel, HTML
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