Dallas Morning News • Dallas, Texas •
Copy editor on the Universal Desk, perfecting stories and writing headlines
and cutlines for local, national and international copy. Act as a slot,
reviewing colleagues’ work. Mentor new employees and summer interns.
Help update online stylebook.
Wichita Eagle • Wichita, Kan. • January
News copy editor working on Metro, Nation/World and Business copy. Regularly
led copy desk. Helped update stylebook. Filled in as Metro page designer.
For two years, split time as Nation/World originating editor, creating
story budgets, preparing wire copy and planning presentation. Interned
on news copy desk in winter 1998.
Sunflower, Wichita State University • Wichita, Kan. •
May 1998-January 2000
As editor in chief, supervised an editorial staff of 30 and oversaw
an additional 10 business and ad employees in a nonlab paper. Developed
story and photo budgets. Edited all copy; designed pages. Managed budget
of $250,000. Also worked as a copy editor and a reporter, crafting headlines,
designing pages, and writing news, editorials and a weekly column.
- Run prominent
copy editing blog A Capital Idea, nstockdale.blogspot.com,
American Copy Editors Society, 2004-present: regularly present at national
conference, moderate online job board, write column for newsletter.
WSU Board of Student Publications, 2000-03; chairwoman, 2001-03.
School of Communication Overall Outstanding Senior, 2000
a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy editing internship, 2000
place: centerspread design, newswriting, column writing, Kansas Associated
Collegiate Press, 2000
and political intern, EMILY’s List PAC, 1999.
State University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 2000
Communication (emphasis journalism) and political science (emphasis