Experience

‘He increased the renewal rates of a 45-year-old magazine to … levels that were second-to-none in the industry.’

Freelance Copyeditor, amazon.com (2012-present)
Copyedit and manage content projects for scientific and industrial products: Reading for grammar and company style, checking facts, prioritizing schedules, updating style guidelines, analyzing information architecture, verifying HTML and published display.
Freelance Copyeditor, Demand Media (2009-2011)
Copyedited online articles on Travel, Health and Fitness, Horticulture: Reading for grammar and company style, checking facts. Quickly advanced to handling premium content, including articles for USAToday Travel.

“It’s nice to get specific direction on how to improve the article rather than nitpicking over punctuation or vague instructions to make it better.”
– Meg Jernigan, freelance writer

Managing Editor and Senior Copyeditor, Outdoor Empire Publishing, Fishing & Hunting News, Seattle, WA (1984-2008)
Managed Editorial production and staff for more than 15 years with multiple publications and overlapping schedules: ten regional editions of Fishing & Hunting News 24 times a year, plus three trade show specials, three to five books, map collections, and additional publications annually.

“He increased the renewal rates of a 45-year-old magazine to unprecedented levels that were second-to-none in the industry.”
– Mark Fisher, CEO, Outdoor Empire Publishing

Increased value with strong editing and reader-friendly design. Improved advertising sales through improved feature planning and coordination, without compromising editorial integrity. Copyedited more than a hundred pages a week.

 “His success (as managing editor) is shown by the magazine’s subscriber renewal rates often topping 70% in its years under his editorial guidance.”
– Tom Erikson, President, Outdoor Empire Publishing

I built the profitable Ultimate Guide series of books for Outdoor Empire Publishing. Developed the vision and voice; outlined the content; coordinated editorial, art, and printing for The Ultimate Guide to Salmon Fishing, The Ultimate Guide to Trout Fishing and Hunting the West.

“Marsh is particularly adept at planning and executing special projects, whether it be special in-magazine sections or large trade show product guides.”
– Tom Erikson, President, Outdoor Empire Publishing

Editor (volunteer), Gifted Unlimited, Bellevue, WA (1990-1992)
Editor and publisher for the monthly newsletter of the Northwest Gifted Child Association.
Publications Director (volunteer), Issaquah Alps Trails Club, Issaquah, WA (1984-1986)
Editor and publisher for hiking trail guidebooks.
Assistant Editor, Reporter, Ketchikan Daily News, Ketchikan, AK (1979-1982)
Award-winning reporter and assistant editor for daily newspaper: land use planning, business, natural resources and environment, arts and entertainment.
Sports Editor, Newport News-Times, Newport, OR (1977-1979)
Award-winning editor, reporter, and photographer for weekly newspaper.

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