Qualifications

SKILLS

  • 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

EDUCATION

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

MEMBERSHIPS

Editorial Freelancers Association
www.the-efa.org

AWARDS

BlogHer Voice of the Year, 2014
The Art of Holding Back.” The Cat Lady Sings. 5 February, 2014. 

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

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

Freelance WriterHave Heart Magazine, Cinapse

  • 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 Editoryeah 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

Copywriter, Houzz

  • Utilize in-depth knowledge of design to write product descriptions in a specifically branded style for the upscale online furnishing company

BloggerThe Cat Lady Sings

  • Blog regularly about the arts, writing, recovery, with occasional fiction showcases
  • Create and engage in a thriving and diverse community

Writer/EditorPre-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