Max Martín Romero


Highly experienced news and feature writer

Extensive background in copy editing and proofreading

Comprehensive range of editing styles, including the Chicago Manual of Style, the Associated Press Stylebook, the American Psychological Association Production Manual, and various in-house style guides


Full proficiency working within cloud-based interfaces and social media platforms, such as Dropbox, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, Blogger, and several Google services

Broad expertise in Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, and other Adobe Creative Suite programs; Word, Excel, and additional Office programs; and both Apple and PC-based operating systems


Writer of personal and pop culture blog, Great Caesar’s Post (

Writer/curator of specialty blog, Eeyow! It’s Plastic Man! (

Guest on several episodes of comic book podcasts The Fire & Water Podcast and the Secret Origins Podcast, as well as the movie-centric Film and Water Podcast


Jan. 2001–March 2005; June 2010–Present: Freelance writer/copy editor:

Work as a writer, copy editor, and proofreader

Clients have included:

• National and regional magazines such as Austin Monthly and Back Issue; daily newspapers including the San Antonio Express-News and the Dallas Morning News; and pop culture website Forces of

• PRO-ED, Inc., publisher of books, tests, and assessment and therapy materials for the special education field

• Sheshunoff Information Services, a financial institution consulting and information service

• Hammill Institute on Disabilities, a non-profit publisher of professional journals focused on special education

Nov. 2014–Aug. 2015: Senior copy editor, Writer, Texas Legislative Council:

Worked on a sessional basis with the TLC, a non-partisan legislative agency that provides bill drafting, research, publishing, and document distribution services to the Texas Legislature and other legislative agencies

Copy edited analyses of bills authored by members of the Texas House of Representatives before bills were taken to committee for final vote on the House floor

High-degree editing for content and context

Consistent cross-referencing with existing state statute and consultation with drafters and reviewers

Managed five copy editors, answered questions on style, grammar, and context; helped maintain workflow on strict deadlines; wrote simple, non-binding resolutions

October 2007–May 2010: Production Specialist, PRO-ED, Inc. (Production):

Provided wide-ranging support in the production of books, tests, and other special education assessment materials

Duties included:

• proofreading

• creating/modifying graphics for print

• coordinating with authors, typesetters, printers, freelancers

• conversions from PDF and InDesign to Word to create updated files for editing and layout

• formatting InDesign and Adobe Acrobat files for accessibility

• building/maintaining a networked archive system

July 2006–October 2007: Production Editor, PRO-ED, Inc. (Journals):

Oversaw publication of four special education research journals (three quarterly, one biannual)

Managed production from online manuscript submission through final publication

Edited and proofread for content, style, and design; acted as liaison between authors, editors, and publisher


Editor, What’s Up weekly entertainment newspaper

Feature Writer, El Paso Times daily newspaper

Copy Editor, El Paso Times