Résumé

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Editor, writer, and scholar of early modern literature. Experience in academic research, creative nonfiction, and rare books/special collections. Loves communicating complex topics with compelling graphic design and prose. Looking for a creative, fast-paced job in writing, editing, marketing, or collections/museums. ​

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SKILLS 

LANGUAGES: Latin, Spanish (conversational), Italian (beginner)

PROGRAMS: Microsoft and Google suites, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, Tessitura, YAMM mail merge

SKILLS: proofreading, personalized email templates, historical research, style guides (especially Chicago), text and viual interfaces, speaking and drama. And writing - like this!

 
 

EXPERIENCE 

Writer, Editor, and Event Coordinator

COLLEGEVINE EDUCATION

July 2020 - present

  • Craft detailed instructional articles that break down essays for elite schools

  • Provide prompt edits for essay writers

  • Provide concrete, applicable tips and formats to help students write exemplary essays

  • Advocate for vivid, confident, personal storytelling through a blog reaching thousands of viewers

  • Script engaging video essays that teach creative writing

  • Create new email campaigns to recruit for CollegeVine's virtual livestream: raising response rate from <5% to 42%

  • Provide daily assistance, updates, and summaries for supervisors

 

Navigable page of my guides, with visuals

Education Intern

CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER

January 2020 - March 2020

  • Proofread, compose educational materials on Shakespearean history for school audiences

  • Use Tessitura arts database to track service issues and maintain close relationships with teachers and clients

  • Coordinate school field trips to The Comedy of Errors, totaling 30,000 students

  • Work closely with Education team to create cohesive plans for workshops, conferences, and student shows

Copy and Review Consultant

COLLEGEVINE EDUCATION

November 2018 - January 2019

  • Critique clients’ essays, provide suggestions for structure and grammar

  • Follow AP and in-house style guides

  • Pivot to new deadlines with quick turnarounds (1-3 hours)

  • Teach clients effective storytelling techniques for personal narratives

  • Adapt revisions to amplify different voices

  • Research target audiences (schools, committees, etc.) to help applicants fine-tune their work

Special Collections Assistant

WASHU LIBRARIES, DEPT. OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

April 2018 - February 2019

  • Catalogue hundreds of delicate and valuable materials: manuscripts, artifacts, etc.

  • Produce detailed metadata on artists and images for a digitized collection of illustrations

  • Edit and file scanned photographs, film clips, and audio recordings of local poetry

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

 

HOBBIES: Illustration, sewing, room design, weight lifting, making bow ties for my dog​

BOOKS: The Dark Tower, The Leopard, Deathbird Stories

MUSIC: First Aid Kit, Bruce Springsteen, Kate Bush, Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, Chet Baker

WRITING

COPYWRITING PORTFOLIO

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