Philip Carris

Education

Education

B.A. English

Kennesaw State University

Minor in Professional Writing

Dean's list, 2008-2010

Summary

A sensible writing advocate with a solid formal training in composition and revision. Possesses a zeal in equal parts for clearly conveying ideas and collaborating with others to improve their own.

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office Suite

Copyediting

The freshman year of college first seriously introduced me to the skill of copyediting. Peer editing of academic papers served as a primer for the eventual conclusion that real writing rests with the ability to revise appropriately after the first draft. A formal, university writing course that focused exclusively on copyediting polished my skill into a marketable commodity.   I recognize different levels of copyediting that balance correctness in grammar and syntax on the one hand with the original writer's unique voice and style on the other. I can edit a paper solely for technical errors or be asked to offer suggestions on tone and arrangement of ideas.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2003 - 2012

Server, Cook, Prep Cook, Host

International House of Pancakes
  • Ensured smooth operation in front of house through respective tasks as server, cashier, and host.
  • Controlled Professional level of food and beverage presentation.
  • Directed high standards of food safety and health in capacity as food preparer.
May 2009 - Aug 2010

Game Advisor

GameStop, Inc.
  • Advised patrons on various selling points of entertainment software and related products.
  • Tasked with accepting payment for merchandise.
  • Controlled product inventory through adhering to company shrink-reduction policies.
  • Generated increased sales through positive suggestion strategies.
Apr 2006 - Sep 2006

Floor Manager

Diamond Dave's Steakhouse and Piano Bar
  • Responsible for daily operations of a full bar and wait staff.
  • Cultivated smooth and profitable shifts via a thoughtful and proactive management style.
  • Monitored cost-to-profit ratio of food and beverage inventory.
  • Promoted excellence among staff presentation and hospitality.
  • Coordinated weekly inventory shipments and facilitated payment to respective vendor accounts.
  • Generated friendly rapports with regular patrons.
  • Directed liaison operations for advertisement.
  • Initial manager in hiring chain for live musical entertainment.
  • Planned and led weekly staff meetings.
  • Responsible for end of shift bookkeeping and funds accountability.
  • Tasked with nightly cash bank deposits.