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I am currently pursuing my Masters in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing at Fordham University. I will complete my Masters degree in Spring 2013.
I am interested in working in publishing as an editor. Through summer 2012, I will be interning with Marvel Comics, where I hope to learn more about the graphic arts side of publishing. I am particularly interested in adapting the publishing industry to the quickly changing standards of today's readers, as my work with magazines like CURA demonstrates. I have strong editorial experience, and my former employers remember me for my strong work ethic and quick learning skills. I am adaptable and excited about the evolving art of publishing and writing.
CURA is a new kind of literary magazine dedicated to combining literary and graphic art forms with a nonprofit mission. We launched the magazine in October, and we have already reached a national audience. As a member of the editorial staff, I help organize events like our gala in May 2012, I assist in crafting prompts and evaluating submissions, and I participate in the editorial blog The Muse. This job requires a keen literary eye, a dedication to our art in action mission, and an understanding of the advertising process crucial to a new literary magazine.
I tutored undergraduate students in all disciplines of academic writing. I also participated in pedagogy discussions and helped organize workshops with audiences of 25-40 students.
As an editorial intern, my main priority was managing slush pile submissions. I evaluated and edited the submissions and made recommendations to Kathleen Anderson, the agency's primary agent. I also responded assisted Kathleen with author correspondence. Finally, I studied the representation process from accepting the client to finding a publisher. This internship was largely self-motivated, as I completed projects outside of the office in addition to my regular office hours.