Western Michigan University August 2013-Present Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature Kalamazoo, MI, USA *Taught Introduction to Interpreting Literature, Thought and Writing (Composition), and British Literature I *Worked as a research assistant and graduate assistant for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute *Worked as a doctoral assistant to the Dissertation Specialist in the Graduate College: processing graduate student paperwork and thesis/dissertation submissions
University of York October 2010-September 2011 M.A. in Medieval English Literatures York, UK *Scholarship for Overseas Students *Departmental Postgraduate Award from Department of English and Related Literatures
Illinois State University August 2005-December 2009 B.A. in Publishing Studies and Dance Performance Bloomington-Normal, IL, USA *Member and Undergraduate Librarian of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honors Society *Presidential Scholarship, highest academic scholarship for incoming freshmen *Bone Scholar, highest academic honor bestowed on undergraduate students at Illinois State University; 14 awarded per year, based on department nomination, academic record, service and leadership, writing, and references
Katharine Chamberlain, PhD Dissertation for University of Texas, Austin June 2015 Proofreader *Proofread final drafts of dissertation chapters.
Katie Peterson, PhD Dissertation for University of Texas, Austin March 2014-April 2014 Proofreader *Proofread final drafts of dissertation chapters.
Thomas Messenger, Looking for Flyboys: One GI’s Journey: Vietnam 1970-1971 July 2013-February 2014 Copy Editor and Proofreader *Copy edited and proofread drafts of this personal memoir in preparation for sending the manuscript out to publishers.
Dr. Ann David, academic articles for peer-reviewed publications October 2013-January 2014 Copy Editor and Proofreader *Copy edited and proofread two scholarly articles for peer-reviewed publications on education and research.
J.D. Shunk, The Lionheart Series February 2013-Present Editor and Proofreader *Copy edited and proofread the first book in this YA Science Fiction series, The Blood of Europa. Currently content editing the second book, Warlords of Titan.
Anna Semlyen, Cutting Your Car Use November 2011-December 2011 Proofreader and Fact Checker York, UK *Updated directory for the 4th edition of Cutting Your Car Use by Anna Semlyen and Randall Ghent. Largely fact-checking (updated contact information for resources and businesses in directory of the book), but also checked for spelling, grammar, consistency, and accuracy of cross-references.
Hile Group March 2010-September 2010 Proofreader Bloomington, IL, USA *Copyedited and proofread safety manuals, website, and documents for consulting firm working with industrial shipping companies to examine and redesign their safety strategies. All contact and work took place online or on the phone and required quick turnaround.
Medieval Institute Press May 2015-August 2015 Junior Editorial Assistant Kalamazoo, MI, USA *Wrote and issued contracts, handled digital file management, copy editing.
Independent Publishers Group March 2012-August 2013 Online Content Coordinator Chicago, IL, USA *Coordinated the creation and maintenance of content for Independent Publisher Group’s consumer-facing website and password-secured areas for publishers and sales representatives. Worked with HTML and CSS to create new areas of the website and help maintain social media and email marketing schemes.
CAS-IT: TAP January 2009-June 2010 Technical Writer Normal, IL, USA Edited and produced content for department and university websites, repurposed print items for online publishing, edited and produced manuals and help sheets.
Lake Claremont Press May 2008-August 2008 Intern Chicago, IL, USA *Independent press producing books on Chicago history, culture, and guidebooks. Worked on marketing and promotion including press kits, postcard, email, pre-ordering, Twitter, Facebook, and blog campaigns. Edited portions, indices, and back covers of books in production, publicity materials, order forms, newsletters, and more.