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Longtime print journalist with a passion for editing. Ventured outside to discover a love of interviewing and writing. Combines a strong command of the English language with a commitment to accuracy.

Skills & Abilities
  • Expert writer and copy editor
  • Nurtures/preserves writer's voice
  • Comfortable with multiple deadlines
  • Self-motivated and conscientious
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Quick learner
Orlando Magazine July 2019 to Current Freelancer
Orlando, FL

Signed on as freelance writer, editor and proofreader.

Florida Today June 2018 to Current Freelancer
Melbourne, FL

Profile the outstanding residents of Brevard County. Seek out and tell the stories of the creative, the caring and the helpful as they enrich the lives of those around them.

Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC March 2017 to April 2018 Seen & Scene Writer
Melbourne, FL

Specialized in creating entertaining profiles of area residents, charities and businesses. Functions ranged from neighborhood parties to major events featuring celebrities.

Space Coast Living July 2006 to December 2007 Copy Editor
Melbourne, FL

Worked closely with publisher to rewrite and edit articles from professionals as well as dedicated local amateurs. Designed pages and sections and chose artwork to accompany articles.

Florida Today March 1986 to January 1999 Copy Editor II
Melbourne, FL

Copy and assignment editor for Business section and National News desk. Planned, laid out and edited daily sections as well as specials such as Homelife, Auto and Sunday Business and weeklies.

University of Florida
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Professional Summary
I'm a goal oriented and creative publishing professional with the flexibility to efficiently manage shifting editorial schedules and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly organized and adept at working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced editing and proofreading skills with an eye to maintaining consistency and house standards
  • Able to connect and communicate with diverse personalities in highly stressful situations
  • In-depth knowledge of CMS (sixth edition)
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator
  • Understanding of U.S. Copyright Law
  • Familiarity with French, Italian, and Spanish
2015 Travel Grant Winner for The Society for Scholarly Publishing, which allowed me to attend SSP's annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Work History
Book Designer, 06/2015 to 12/2016
Kathryn Osterndorff
  • Delivered two book covers by assessing needs and collaborating with a self-published author to bring her vision to life.
  • Sourced genre appropriate images that adhered to the author's vision and budget. 
Graduate Student & Editorial Assistant, 03/2011 to 02/2015
Ooligan Press Portland, OR
  • Contributed to the publication of Young Adult, Memoir, and Non-fiction titles by collaborating with other students in the editorial process.
  • Relevant Coursework: Book Editing, Advanced Editing, Scholarly Editing, Copy Editing, Book Marketing, and Promotion.
  • Reviewed manuscripts and made recommended changes using Chicago Manual of Style and in-house style guides for error-free manuscripts.
  • Ensured correct implementation of graphic standards.
  • Wrote and edited long- and short-form copy for blogs, websites, social media, presentations, and more.

Research Assistant, 05/2014 to 08/2014
Lynn Darroch Portland, OR
  • Provided the author with a comprehensive outline of when and where notable jazz musicians appeared in Portland by extensively reviewing a local jazz publication published from 1971 through the present.
  • This research became part of the Ooligan Press title Rhythm in the Rain
  • Responded constructively to direction and feedback.
Copy Editor Intern, 02/2014 to 06/2014
PSU MFA Art and Social Practice Reference Points Book Series Portland, OR
  • As the sole copy editor of four books produced by MFA students, I collaborated with the graphic designer and edited for clarity and consistency 100-page texts written by students from diverse international backgrounds.
  • Developed style guides for each book, and ensured that the images and charts used were all correctly cited and labeled. 
  • Made recommended changes using CMS.
  • Proofread the final documents before printing.
Publicity Assistant Intern, 01/2015 to 04/2015
Hawthorne Books Portland, OR

  • Worked directly with the publisher and publicist to draft and deliver press releases about upcoming Hawthorne Books titles.
  • Acquired rights and permissions by collaborating with authors on publishing details.
  • Promoted publications by maintaining relationships with media outlets and buyers at bookstores throughout the country.
  • Updated and maintained media contacts spreadsheets.
  • Designed book tour flyers to advertise author readings.
Server, 04/2015 to Current
Paley's Place Bistro and Bar Restaurant Portland, OR
Volunteer ESL Tutor, 03/2004 to 09/2004
IRCO International Refugee Community Organization Portland, OR
Master of Arts: Writing and Book Publishing, 2015
Portland State University - Portland, OR

Bachelor of Arts: Purchase College (SUNY) -
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Passionate and versatile team player with experience in music and concert production, event management and planning within the music industry as well as food and beverage service.

April 2016 to Current
Cartel Coffee Lab Tempe, AZ
  • Prepare and serve espresso beverages and manual pour-overs
  • Educate and welcome customers to Cartel's unique standards and roasting methods
  • Maintain cleanliness at Cartel's largest flagship location
May 2015 to January 2016
La Colombe Torréfaction New York, NY
  • Prepare and serve quality coffee at La Colombe's busiest NYC location
  • Maintain cleanliness/order, provide superb customer service at high traffic, fast-paced shop
  • Advanced coffee education by attending weekly training sessions with skilled mentors
Visitor Services Assistant
December 2014 to September 2015
MoMA PS1 Long Island City, NY
  • Communicate curatorial content and related information to visitors
  • Prepare, research, and execute tours of Long-Term-Installations and Special Exhibitions
Editor, Social Media - Event Coordinator
September 2014 to Current
AD HOC Long Island City, NY
  • Review and update social media
  • Assist in planning and execution of concert productions
Assistant to Owner and Manager
July 2013 to January 2014
285 KENT Brooklyn, NY
  • Assist owner, manager and talent
  • Manage cash and ticket sales, produce show flyers
  • Coordinate with vendors, Location Management and Security liasion
Copy Editor
June 2013 to October 2014

Non-profit, print only, bi-weekly music and art publication listing all ages/under $25 shows in the NYC area.

  • Event listings and distribution
December 2010 to December 2011
  • Distribution of promotional material to major music publications
  • Packing and shipping consumer orders
  • Assembling record packages, inventory control
Bachelor of Arts : Literary Studies, 2014 EUGENE LANG COLLEGE, THE NEW SCHOOL New York City


  • Justin Arellano, La Colombe, ()
  • Zachary Bowman, MoMA PS1, ()
  • Ric Leichtung, 285 Kent, Ad Hoc ()
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Bachelor of Arts: Journalism 2014 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania
2013 Collegiate Keystone Press Award for Public Service/Enterprise
Reporter 07/2015 to Current People Magazine - New York, NY
  • Write, on average, seven articles per day
  • Interview subjects for journalistic purposes
  • Research and present story ideas
  • Format and code content using CMS and Wordpress
Contributor 04/2016 Bustle New York City, NY
  • Contribute articles on social justice, race, feminism and more
  • Write, on average, one article a week
  • Research and present story ideas
  • Investigate social justice events, identify patterns and report effectively on said event
Reporter 09/2014 to 07/2015 Daily Mail New York, NY
  • Wrote, on average, five articles per day about topics ranging from crime to entertainment 
  • Formatted pages for the online publication using CMS, including laying out photographs and copy editing the pages 
  • Presented/pitched story ideas 
Reporter 06/2014 to 08/2014 The Daily Herald Tyrone, PA
  • Investigated and reported on news in Tyrone and neighboring areas using Associated Press style and interview skills 
  • Contributed news and feature content for the growth of the publication 
News Writer, Copy Editor 06/2013 to 08/2014 The Altoona Mirror Altoona, PA
  • Wrote news, life & style, and religion articles
  • Interviewed, and researched for journalistic purposes
  • Used Quark, edited for grammar, punctuation and factual errors, proofread and formatted pages
Reporter 05/2012 to 05/2014 The Penn Indiana, PA
  • Wrote, on average, four news articles per week
  • Acted as the news editor's go-to girl for breaking and crucial news 
  • Wrote news articles for every issue, interviewed, researched, contributed ideas, worked alongside editors 

Associated Press style, CMS, copy editing, Quark, investigating, interviewing, Wordpress, Photoshop, magazine writing, InCopy