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Work experience

Jan 2012Present

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 2011Present

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 2011Present

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 2008Present

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


Don Krause

Jessica Scheetz

Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Published Work

Feature Stories for the Index

Photo Story: Secondhand Blues