Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2012 - Present

Editorial Intern

Truman State University Press

My tasks include:

  • Copy editing and performing related tasks on various types of manuscripts
  • Checking printer's proofs
  • Developing book style sheets and author queries
  • Checking citations and sources
  • Working with images, permissions and copyright issues
  • Creating an e-book version of a backlisted TSUP publication
Aug 2011 - Present

Features Reporter

The Index (Truman State University weekly newspaper)

I write stories for an award-winning weekly college newspaper on events, people of interest and community issues at Truman State and the city of Kirksville.

  • Write 1-2 stories per week within a five-day deadline.
  • Generate 2-3 story ideas per week.
  • Find and conduct interviews with 3-5 sources per story.
  • Work in conjunction with section editors and photographers on all stories
May 2011 - Present

Writer and Photographer

Detours (Truman State University travel magazine)

I write stories for and take photos of Midwest travel destinations for a semi-annual Truman State University publication.

  • Travel to and report on a destination each semester
  • Conduct 3-5 interviews per story
  • Take 100-150 photos per story
  • Work closely with the magazine's copy editors and designers on all stories


Aug 2008 - Present

English and Communication

Truman State University





Adobe Audition

Magazine and Features Writing

My stories consistently receive very few edits, and I've had multiple stories selected as story-of-the-week by editors at the Index.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign CS5

AP Style

Feature Stories for the Index

Photo Story: Secondhand Blues