writer & editor

education & experience

education

selected experience
Assistant Editor
Powers of Expression (Autumn 2015 – Summer 2016)
Supervisor: Mary Jo Watts, Editor

  • Interviewed writer Penny Armstrong
  • Implemented and updated contributor database
  • Provided head editor with administrative support

Intern
Sasquatch Books (Winter 2014)
Supervisor: Em Gale, Production Editor

  • Copy edited children’s book manuscripts
  • Evaluated unsolicited submissions (‘slush pile’) and briefed Acquisitions Editor
  • Applied for Library of Congress Preassigned Control Numbers for upcoming titles

Intern
Apex Publications (Autumn 2012 – Spring 2013)
Supervisor: Jason Sizemore, Owner

  • Copy edited online catalog in WordPress with HTML
  • Uploaded and assigned ebook metadata
  • Crafted landing site copy with SEO-friendly keywords

Volunteer
The Harry Potter Alliance (Summer 2009 – Spring 2011)
Supervisor: Andrew Slack, Executive Director

  • Heavily edited grant applications on tight deadlines
  • Secured $32,000 in grant funding
  • Wrote copy for Help Haiti Heal initiative, bringing in more than $123,000 in donations in less than two weeks