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Lauren Chimento

Editor I - National Board of Medical Examiners

Philadelphia, PA


Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Editor I

National Board of Medical Examiners
Philadelphia, PA

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
Philadelphia, PA

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 
• 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
Bedminster, NJ

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
Purchase, NY

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


Bachelor of Arts in Literature

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

August 2006 to May 2010


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

Additional Information

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