CV

 

EDUCATION

MA in Publishing and Writing
Emerson College, Boston, 2013

BA in Art, minor in English
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 2009

SKILLS & APPLICATIONS

Copyediting:
Chicago    AP    MLA    CME

InDesign    Photoshop   Illustrator   Spark    Canva
HTML5    CSS3    jQuery
WordPress    Squarespace    Wix
Dreamweaver   DiviBuilder    BootStrap
WooCommerce   Shopify   Square
MailChimp    Constant Contact    Emma
Facebook    Twitter     Instagram    TikTok
Goodreads     HootSuite      Loomly
Premier    Vimeo     SoundCloud    Anchor
ACX     Kindle Create
Acrobat   GoogleDrive    Word    Excel
Mac OS & Windows

 

EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE CONTENT EDITOR & DESIGNER, Philadelphia, PA  |  2014 – PRESENT

Write and edit copy including blog posts, e-newsletters, press releases, marketing materials, webpage content, and book manuscripts

Build effective email marketing campaigns in MailChimp and Constant Contact

Customize, update, and maintain websites in content management systems such as WordPress

Code and design websites with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Consult on overhauls of existing websites with an eye toward usability and clean design

Advise on SEO, hosting options, e-commerce, blogging best-practices, and social media strategies

Manage social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Design banners, logos, and icons for the web or print

Create designs and layouts for print including pamphlets, books, business cards, promotional postcards, and event posters

Produce administrative documents such as applications, surveys, and donation cards (as print files or editable PDF forms)

Give tutorials on applications such as WordPress, Wix, DiviBuilder, MailChimp, Constant Contact, WooCommerce, Shopify, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Hootsuite

Develop style guides and content calendars for consistent and regular communications

Produce and edit audio and video content including promotional videos, audiobooks, and podcasts

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT at LANDES BIOSCIENCE JOURNALS, AUSTIN, TX  |  2014

Prepared scholarly articles for publication on the web using xStyles (for XML) and InDesign (for PDF)

Copyedited articles to conform with both CME and house style manuals

Edited scientific figures for consistency in size and labeling using PhotoShop

Corresponded with authors regarding edits to their articles and figures

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER at FIRST LITERACY, BOSTON, MA  |  2011 – 2013

Streamlined website navigation and performed regular updates and maintenance

Designed, wrote, and edited web content and monthly e-newsletters

Managed social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter)

Wrote and sent press releases and media advisories

Recruited authors for fundraising events

Produced, designed, and edited a publication of student writing

 
WRITERS BLOCK STUDENT ADVISOR at EMERSON COLLEGE, BOSTON, MA   |  2011 – 2013

Led weekly writing workshops for undergraduate students

Advised students in the creation of a literary journal using InDesign and Photoshop

Managed and tracked submissions and distributed “blind” copies to student readers

Communicated with printer regarding specifications and deadlines

Used social media to communicate with students and promote workshops

ART EDITOR at REDIVIDER, BOSTON, MA  |  2011 – 2012

Solicited and managed submissions

Coordinated selection process with art staff

Communicated with contributors regarding acceptance and contracts

Assisted in the copyediting and proof-reading of the final journal

TUTOR & COPYEDITOR at 826 BOSTON, MA   |   2011 – 2012

Assisted students with creative writing, personal essays, and academic papers

Worked closely with three students on essays for publication in So What Now?

Copyedited select stories for the student publication A Place for Me in the World

AMERICORPS*VISTA at SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA  |  2009 – 2011

Coordinated with university faculty and the local school district to develop a mentoring program for all 5th grade students in the community

Tracked program data and created quarterly program reports

Wrote and secured grants to continue funding and staffing for mentoring programs

Planned and coordinated community outreach programs and events

Trained and supervised hundreds of volunteers

Designed and produced promotional materials for programs and events

Maintained Volunteer Service Office website

RESEARCH ASSISTANT at SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY PROVOST OFFICE  |  2008 – 2009

Collected and organized documents and data from multiple academic departments for accreditation self-study

Designed infographics to communicate data

Assisted with editing, formatting, and indexing assessment document

Created materials to promote awareness of assessment process and events

GALLERY INTERN at KAUFFMAN GALLERY, SHIPPENSBURG, PA   |  2007 – 2008

Coordinated and planed gallery events

Maintained website and established intern blog

Designed print materials to promote gallery events

COMPUTER LAB ATTENDANT at SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT  |  2007 – 2009

Maintained English department website

Oversaw computer lab equipment and activities

Assisted faculty and students with research and technical needs

ART STAFF (2006), ART EDITOR (2007), SENIOR EDITOR (2008) at THE REFLECTOR, SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY  |  2006 – 2009

Solicited, reviewed, and edited submissions for undergraduate literary journal

Designed journal layouts and covers in InDesign

Developed website for the journal including an archive of past issues

Published a monthly zine to promote literary activities on campus

PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, & PUBLICATIONS

Short story “She Knows How to Use Them” in PaperDarts  |  2016

Short story “Knock Knock” in SHARKPACK Poetry Review Annual II  |  2015

Moderator of “The Process of Publishing Historical Fiction” panel at AWP  |  2015

Short Story “In the Mouth,” finalist in The Pint and the Pen Flash Fiction Contest  |  2012

Emerson College Presidential Fellowship for $21,000  |  2011

Gero Award for improving the status of women on campus, Shippensburg University  |  2011

Essay “Does That Make Me Gay?” in Write the Ship  |  2009

Presenter on the FUSE panel for undergraduate literary magazines at AWP  |  2009