Nicole Stockdale
2300 Canton St. #1109
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 760-9625

Work experience

The Dallas Morning News • Dallas, Texas • November 2003-present
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.

The Wichita Eagle • Wichita, Kan. • January 2000-October 2003
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.

The 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.

Activities and honors

  • Run prominent copy editing blog A Capital Idea,, 2003-present.
  • Member, American Copy Editors Society, 2004-present: regularly present at national conference, moderate online job board, write column for newsletter.
  • Member, WSU Board of Student Publications, 2000-03; chairwoman, 2001-03.
  • Elliott School of Communication Overall Outstanding Senior, 2000
  • Offered a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy editing internship, 2000
  • First place: centerspread design, newswriting, column writing, Kansas Associated Collegiate Press, 2000
  • Communications and political intern, EMILY’s List PAC, 1999.


Wichita State University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 2000
Communication (emphasis journalism) and political science (emphasis electoral politics)