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Lauren Chimento

Editor I - National Board of Medical Examiners

Philadelphia, PA

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Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Editor I

National Board of Medical Examiners
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Philadelphia, PA
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November 2013 to Present

• Edit multiple author files for content throughout the item editing cycle while incorporating NBME and AMA style 
• Analyze and update existing codes on hundreds of test questions to ensure accuracy 
• Select 200 items from an item pool consisting of thousands of items using specific constraints and guidelines in order to create the Clinical Neurology subject examination; partner with former committee members and a Neurology content expert to ensure that the examination content is appropriate 
• Participate in departmental style, coding, and team editor meetings; discuss and record any and all lingering style questions for future consideration 
• Mentor EPAs via shared projects and direct editorial feedback 
• Lead a group of six neurologists at the annual Neurology & Neuroscience meeting in a review of test items that they have 
written; perform on-site edits of hundreds of test items based on committee discussion and agreement; conduct research of outstanding content or style issues post-meeting and provide timely revisions of test items 
• Coach and instruct new authors on the item writing process and field questions regarding content, coding, and style; partner with authors individually and as a group to write sample test questions in order to prepare them for their full assignments

Editorial Production Assistant (EPA)

National Board of Medical Examiners
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Philadelphia, PA
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May 2012 to November 2013

• Provided editorial support for all pre- and post-meeting activities: applied xml tags to Word files in order to prepare the files for editors, made preliminary file edits, and processed original images submitted by authors 
• Entered editors' updates to files at various stages, compiled meeting drafts and all ancillary meeting materials, applied 
editors' changes to post-meeting drafts 
• Communicated closely with authors, editors, and team to ensure clarity and accuracy of content throughout production 
cycle 
• Collaborated with Proofreading and Media departments and EPAs across other teams on various projects 
• Mentored interns and several colleagues and provided direction for EPA tasks and procedures 
• Gained expertise working with NBME-specific programs; strengthened knowledge of Excel, Outlook, Word, Adobe Acrobat 
Reader, and Oracle.

Administrative Assistant

Bedminster Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
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Bedminster, NJ
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June 2008 to May 2012

• Coordinated receipt of all incoming patient documentation 
• Scheduled patient appointments and processed patient payments, maintained the integrity of confidential patient 
information, edited medical dictation

Assistant Editor

The Submission magazine
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Purchase, NY
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January 2009 to May 2010

• Advocated student and faculty art submission through online, print, and public networks 
• Partnered with staff to select media and writing to be featured in a student-run publication 
• Copy-edited content for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and overall clarity 
• Collaborated with the Editor-In-Chief in leading a staff of 20-30 peers; served as liaison between departments 
• Managed interns; copy-edited their assignments as well as the biannual Interns' Online Issue 
• Developed advertising strategies (e.g., concepts for posters, postcards, and viral marketing) 
• Facilitated planning of club events, such as the Biannual Club Fair and The Submission's Annual Gala

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Literature

Purchase College, State University of New York -
Purchase, NY

August 2006 to May 2010

Skills

Microsoft Word, Adobe, Excel, Editing, Copy Editing, Writing, Interpersonal Communication, Organization

Additional Information

Volunteered as a Literacy Coach for Philadelphia Reads for 2 years.