Resume

 
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Education.

Drake University (Class of 2017)
Majors: English & Magazine Journalism
2015 – 2016 Historian of Sigma Tau Delta: The International English Honor Society
Graduated with University Honors
Final GPA: 3.48

Experience.

FlockU.com: “A space for college students to defend themselves and laugh at the millennial haters; the people who think they are the laziest, most entitled, and worst generation to come along yet.”
Staff Writer (March 2017 – Present)

Organization for Transformative Works: Non-profit organization run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks and fan cultures.
Freelance Writer/Editor/Beta Reader (July 2016 – Present)

  • Write fan fiction on own time
  • Wrote a fan fiction that has an international following and over 11,000 hits
  • Fan fiction writers request my expertise to beta read and edit their works

Drake Political Review: A biannual nonpartisan political publication
Copy Editor (October 2016 – May 2017)

  • Edited copy and fact-checked articles with Google Docs’ suggestion mode before printing

The Annual: A yearly print magazine dedicated to Midwestern arts and social movements
Editor/Writer (August 2016 – May 2017)

  • Managed and edited (both macro and micro) writers’ incoming articles
  • Regularly contacted writers on article progress
  • Hosted edit feedback sessions with writers and editorial and art staff

Urban Plains Magazine: “Telling the untold stories of the Midwest”
Copy Editor/Staff Writer (August 2016 – December 2016)

  • Updated and revised Urban Plains’ style guide with copy chief’s oversight
  • Called writers’ sources and fact-checked articles
  • Took on the bulk of proofreading and editing copy
  • Posted articles on the magazine’s website via WordPress blog: urban-plains.com
  • Wrote stories (“The Last Fan Standing” & “Over the (Cheshire) Moon”)

Iowa Voters for Companion Animals: Non-profit grassroots lobbyist group advocating for pets’ welfare
Social Media Intern (May 2016 – August 2016)

  • Wrote, managed and scheduled daily posts for Facebook page
  • Created social media campaign #DogDaysOfSummer to attract more followers and supporters

The Times-Delphic: Drake University’s weekly published newspaper
Copy Editor (August 2015 – May 2016)

  • Fact-checked, spellchecked and edited articles promptly using MS Word’s Track Changes function
  • Worked under a weekly deadline

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa: Iowa’s largest nonprofit animal shelter
Community Communications Intern (May 2015 – August 2015)

  • Took photos and videos for summer camps and other informative events for the ARL’s blog, newsletters and social media
  • Wrote WordPress blog posts, testimonials and newsletters informing (and interviewing) pet owners about the ARL’s low-cost spay/neuter program

Skills.

  • Write creative short stories, magazine and news articles
  • Seek out errors and banish them from the page in AP Style
  • Excel in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office programs
  • Know basic HTML and CSS