- Superior writing with a strong voice
- Sharp editorial and linguistic skills
- Highly creative with an in-depth knowledge of literature, the arts, academia, and social sciences
- Skilled researcher with complex problem-solving capabilities
- WordPress, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, all social media platforms
MA English Literature
California State University Dominguez Hills, 2011
Thesis: Men of Altered Sense and Sensibility in Two Film Adaptations
BA English Literature, Art History
California State University Dominguez Hills, 2006
Editorial Freelancers Association
“The Moment I Knew.” The Huffington Post. 8 July 2013.
“Alchemy and Baking Break.” Have Heart Magazine. 1 Jan. 2014.
“Deciding Who is Beautiful: Radical Acceptance.” Have Heart Magazine. 1 Jan. 2014.
“Relationships: The Value of Contemplating Your Beauty.” Have Heart Magazine. 1 Feb. 2014.
“Monitoring Your Mental Health.” Have Heart Magazine. 1 March 2014.
“Seven Ways to Travel and Save.” Have Heart Magazine. 1 March 2014.
“Cultivate Your Creativity.” Have Heart Magazine. 1 April 2014.
“Conceptions of Beauty Across Time.” Have Heart Magazine. 1 May 2014.
“Blogiversary: Unexpected Lessons from One Year of Blogging.” BlogHer. 21 August 2013.
“The Bravest Thing I’ve Ever Done.” BlogHer. 11 October 2013.
RELEVANT WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
- Contribute articles in a fresh tone on a variety of topics, from food and travel tips to positive self-image and creativity
- Critique unusual films and write short reviews
Contributing Editor, yeah write
- Write weekly posts in an established style hosting a link-up for bloggers from the premiere writing community yeah write
- Evaluate fiction and non-fiction posts for weekly awards and demonstrate qualities of superior writing for instruction
- Read and monitor posts for quality to make certain they meet the specifications
- Respond to comments, engage with writers and resolve issues during the link-up
- Make editorial suggestions for improved writing skills
- Utilize in-depth knowledge of design to write product descriptions in a specifically branded style for the upscale online furnishing company
Blogger, The Cat Lady Sings
- Blog regularly about the arts, writing, recovery, with occasional fiction showcases
- Create and engage in a thriving and diverse community
Writer/Editor, Pre-Planning Solutions
- Edited and wrote office biographies of all staff and executives
- Wrote non-fiction account of company history for business plan
- Copy and style edited important company documents, memos, newsletters, sales and marketing material
- In charge of parsing and rendering into lay terms all company legal documents
- Reconfigured and wrote copy for new company website, including SEO and layout/design
Editor in Chief and Copyeditor, Local Newspaper
- Successfully directed formatting, content and direction of the entire newspaper
- Managed a team of writers, editors and artists
- Responsible for grammar, proofreading and style of entire newspaper
- Streamlined the editorial process, resulting in zero errors each issue