Resume

WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE

 

Freelance Writer and Editor 

Seattle, WA; February 2013–present

Writing

  • Write feature articles online and in print for award-winning national and local publications including Author Magazine, Eater, Seattle magazine, AAA Journey Magazine, Seattle WeeklyEdible Seattle, Puget Sound Starts Here, and more.

Editing

  • Edit dissertations, MA/MS applications and other major writing projects for organization, clarity and succinctness for private clients
  • Copyedit fiction for Girl Friday Productions

 

Editor at Eater Seattle 

Seattle, WA; March–October 2015

  • Wrote 3-6 posts daily on major food news and maps of best restaurants (of various categories) in Seattle


  • Managed team of 8 freelance writers and photographers
  • Oversaw site’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and Eater Seattle newsletter

 

Digital Editorial Assistant at Seattle magazine

Seattle, WA; November 2014–February 2015

  • Wrote 4-6 news and feature articles weekly for Seattlemag.com
  • Managed social media (Twitter and Pinterest) for my articles
  • Uploaded content (text and photos) from the print magazine
  • Edited select articles for clarity and succinctness 
  • Discussed site analytics and content strategy regularly with digital editor
  • For one week, ran complete Seattlemag.com site: wrote and posted articles, edited articles by 2 other writers, managed social media

  

ADDITIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

English as a Second Language Instructor at North Seattle College, University of Washington and Tacoma Community College

Seattle and Tacoma, WA; September 2007–December 2014

  • Taught and tutored ESL writing, reading, speaking, listening, conversation, grammar, pronunciation, business English communication and academic lecture listening and note-taking to matriculated and non-matriculated students, ages 18-60, beginning to advanced levels. 

 

Literacy Curriculum Development Specialist at the Eastern Cape Department of Education/US Peace Corps Response

East London, South Africa; September 2010–June 2011

  • Researched best literacy teaching methods in South Africa and abroad at South African universities and online.
  • Collaborated with local government officials and teachers to secure funding for and collectively deliver 3 literacy-teaching workshops to 150 language teachers and subject advisors across the Eastern Cape province.

 

EDUCATION

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Washington.

Seattle, WA; Sept. 2007–June 2009. GPA 3.99. Competitively selected for 2-year teaching assistantship. 

BA in English from Davidson College.

Davidson, NC. August 1998–May 2002. GPA 3.47; major GPA 3.7.

AAS in Culinary Arts from Seattle Culinary Academy, Seattle Central Community College.

Seattle, WA. Sept. 2011-Mar. 2013. GPA 3.87. Competitively selected for 2 consecutive year-long scholarships.

 

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

  • Desktop Publishing: Microsoft Office
  • Content Management Systems: Chorus, WordPress, Drupal
  • Design: Adobe Photoshop and InDesign (basic)
  • Style Guides: Chicago Manual of Style, MLA and APA

 

LANGUAGES

Basic proficiency (reading, writing, some speaking) in French and Setswana.