Alice Rose Hoerst

Copy Editor & Proofreader with over 40 years’ experience

Rose Alice Hoerst has more than 40 years’ experience as a newspaper reporter and editor. She has written about or edited stories ranging from fund-raising galas to murder trials.

During her award-winning career, The Temple University graduate also established a new features section for a northern New Jersey paper, proofread several books including Welcome to Exit 4, a collection of columns by Rosemary Parrillo; The 5 Degree Principle and V.I.B.E., both by Shannon Cassidy, an executive coach, and books on zoning code definitions and residential real estate terms for the ExecuSpeak Dictionary series.

While working at the Courier-Post daily newspaper in Cherry Hill, N.J., she supervised a copy desk of between 7-10 people, handling all copy for business, local and main news sections, double-checking stories and graphics and approving all headlines and picture captions. She also organized the editing and proofreading of various special projects.

She served on the paper’s corrections policy committee and wrote and updated the newspaper’s style book. In addition, she organized and posted to the Web data on 101 communities served by the paper with names and phone numbers of elected and appointed officials, school districts and individual schools and their officials, plus houses of worship and other useful information.

As a freelance proofreader, she has handled everything from college entrance essays to annual and semi-annual financial reports, press releases and web pages. If it’s in English, it’s her business.