Skills

Skills

Editing

I can edit reviews, news articles, most anything that would be in a newspaper. I can edit for spelling, grammar, AP style, readability etc.  I am most experienced in editing reviews.  

Review writing

I can write reviews of albums, TV shows, movies, art, restaurants, or any other medium of entertainment.  I can also write more news articles, but my experience is limited since my only practice has been only news-style coverage of arts events.  

Interest

Journalism, History, Design, Art, Architecture

Best Work

Kibo Sushi review: This was a good review because I really got into detail about the atmosphere and the overall experience of the restaurant.  The whole time I was there I took notes, which really helped with writing.  I had limited experience with restaurant reviews, but this was fun to write and hopefully gave readers a good idea of both the food and the restaurant itself. 

http://foothilldragonpress.org/kibo-sushi-a-fresh-addition-to-midtown/

Late Night with Seth Meyers review: This was an interesting article to write because it wasn't a review of just one show, but a week's worth.  I reviewed the first four or five episodes of Late Night that Seth Meyers hosted, and there was a lot to write about because everything about the show was new, and there was a lot of background information to take into consideration.

http://foothilldragonpress.org/seth-meyers-late-night-a-rough-first-week-shows-promise/

Grand Budapest Hotel review:  This article was one of my best because I critiqued little things about the movie along with obvious things such as the plot.  I think this article had a good flow to it and I could describe characters and aspects of the movie without summarizing.  I also think I made good observations and comparisons about different the movie.

http://foothilldragonpress.org/the-grand-budapest-hotel-is-everything-but-animated/

Community

I am very involved in my community.  I recently graduated from National Charity League Ticktockers, a mother-daughter community service organization that constantly provided opportunities for me to give back to the community, whether it be volunteering at FoodShare, Special Olympics, Douglas Penfield School, or Project Understanding.  I was also involved in National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, Quill and Scroll, co-founded Music Club and Swing Club, and was a member of National Art Honor Society.  In National Art Honor Society, we would walk across the parking lot at lunch to Dorothy Boswell School, a school for students with special needs, and do art projects with the classes.  

Initiative

The times I showed initiative this year was when I picked up the pace when others couldn't.  I covered a play at Ventura High School on a Thursday night, staying at the school until late at night to get my quotes, and had to write it after school on an iPad as I drove to Northern California to visit family.  It was hard to write an article in a car with my family, but it was my job as editor to take the initiative when no one else was available, even if it wasn't an easy task.  I also often took on editing jobs that were neglected, forgotten, or had no one available to work on them in the Fashoin section.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014

Arts and Entertainment section editor

The Foothill Dragon Press

As leader of the Arts and Entertainment section, I wrote articles, edited articles, came up with ideas, taught new members how to write for the section, and was a member of the Editorial Review Board.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Jr. Lifeguard Assistant

State of California Jr. Lifeguard Program

As a Jr. Lifeguard Assistant, I taught elementary and middle school-age children about ocean safety, the environment, first aid, and rescuing techniques.  I also helped keep the group under control throughout the day.

Education

Education