WHAT I LOVE ABOUT EDITING is seeing ideas evolve. I have been lucky to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds and walks of life. I have worked with a holistic healer living in Maui, an Indian chef who spent much of her life in Texas, and a Costa Rican microbiologist living in Calgary, Alberta. I enjoy very much working with non-Native English speakers.
BELOW IS A SNAPSHOT OF MY PROFESSIONAL EDITING + WRITING EXPERIENCE.
2017 Providing development editing for a non-fiction book on Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign. Providing developmental editing for a children’s book set in India. Copy editing a non-fiction book about a shipwreck and rescue in the Cook Islands that took place during the 1940s. Providing developmental editing for a collection of children’s fables.
2016 Copy edited and provided advice on structure and flow of a chapter in an anthology for a professor of international education.
2014 – Present Edit academic research papers published in journals and outlets in the United States, Japan, and Germany. Provide guidance on English language usage for authors who are non-native English speakers. Topics include revival of an Indigenous Chilean language, accessibility of higher education for non-native English speakers, taboos in higher education, and the restructuring of PhD programs worldwide.
2015 – 2016 Provided developmental editing, guidance on structure, narrative flow, pacing, and copy editing for the memoir of a holistic healer.
(* Article titles with stars before names indicate I did not write these titles)
2016 “Soon We Will,” short fiction. Across the Margin. Included in Best of ATM 2016, Fiction.
2015 “Song of My Family,” short fiction. Rozlyn Press Summer 2015 Anthology
2015 “Simply Art, Simple Science,” Lifestyle opener in Bellingham Alive and North End Metro, Bellingham, WA
2015 “Seeing the World in a Whole New Way,” Lifestyle opener in Bellingham Alive and North End Metro, Bellingham, WA
2015 “A New Draw to the San Juan Islands,” Bellingham Alive and North End Metro, Bellingham, WA
2014 *”Spotlight: Vegan in Buffalo,” Buffalo Spree Magazine, Buffalo, NY
2014 * “Dangers of Breath Control in Competitive Swimming,” Houston Chronicle online
2013 “Crosswalk,” “A Significant Event,” Queen City Flash: Flash Fiction by Western New York Writers, Buffalo, NY
2013 “You Bring the Paint, We Bring the Inspiration,” Buffalo Arts Studio website, Buffalo, NY
2012 *”Love Your Closet: Go From Bland to Grand,” Buffalo Magazine (a subsidiary of The Buffalo News), Buffalo, NY
2011 “The Lure of Librarians,” Synergy: New York Library Association Newsletter, New York State
2011 “Move and Grove Revolution,” Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, Buffalo, NY
2010 *”The Truth About Whole Grains,” Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, Buffalo, NY
2009 Master of Arts, Thesis: “Capturing Life on the Right Side:” Virginia Woolf’s Quest to Construct the Modern Novel
2005 Untitled Poem, Artvoice (Newspaper), Buffalo, NY
ADDITIONAL WRITING EXPERIENCE
2009-2013 Acquired $9 million in grants and procured services for nonprofits, municipalities, academies of higher education, public health institutions and more.
2013 Wrote headlines for four-page weekly ad for Orville’s Home Appliances published in The Buffalo News and The Democrat and Chronicle; wrote new and made extensive updates to existing copy for Great Lakes Medical Imaging website.
2013 Wrote copy for internal agency purposes—composed project summaries with flare worthy of agency website and monthly newsletter; wrote press releases and other materials published in print, web, video outlets.
2012 Wrote, developed and presented strategic plan to improve international student engagement at a state university with 5,000 international students. Developed ongoing system of evaluation to support plan.
2006 The Scribbers Prize for the best piece of creative writing by an undergraduate woman. Awarded by the State University of New York at Buffalo.
2009 Master of Arts in English
State University of New York at Buffalo
2007 Bachelor of Arts in English; Minor: Latin Literature
State University of New York at Buffalo
GPA: 3.90/4.00, summa cum laude