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Objective

My overall objective is to work in editing and publishing.

Skills

Time Management
I have always had great and successful time management skills. Since grade school, I have played sports while being a full-time student. At IUP, I was a four-year member of the women's basketball team while finishing a double major in English and Journalism in four years. My GPA, a 3.7, supports how effective and successful my time management skills have been.
Photojournalism
I have taken courses based on photography and photojournalism, gaining skills with the basics and understandings of camera control and what it takes to capture good photos.
Writing and Editing
My degrees in both English and Journalism have helped expose me to multiple genres of writing and editing. Each degree has brought me valuable tips and understandings about good writing and how writing can be approved. I also am very fluent with both MLA and APA style writing.   Genres: Poems Short stories Flash fiction Essays - persuasive, research based, etc. Graphic novels Novels Proposals News releases Brochures Magazines Hard news writing Features Ads Web pages
Microsoft Offices
I have had multiple courses that have introduced and incorporated the many Microsoft Offices.    Areas: Word Powerpoint Excel
Gimp
Adobe Premiere
Audacity
Quark Press
InDesign
Dreamweaver
Photoshop
Qualifications
Critical thinking and analytic skills Communicating and speaking experience Reading and interpreting experience Researching and brainstorming experience Interacting socially and reasoning Strong vocabulary Ability to produce polished documents Digital writing skills Inter-cultural perspective  

Work experience

May 2013Present

Reporter and Photographer

The Penn

I covered university events for the school paper, The Penn. I wrote new stories and took photos to accompany the stories in the print version.

Here is the link to my recent article:

http://www.thepenn.org/nutrition-class-raises-money-for-donations-to-benefit-iccap-1.3041788#.UZEozeCEsfw

Jan 2013May 2013

Managing Editor

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Journalism Department

During the Spring 2013 semester, I was the managing editor of the journalism department magazine, The Lede.

My responsibilities:

  • Set deadlines
  • Hold weekly staff meetings
  • Assign staff copy-editing assignments
  • Set up publishing and printing details
  • Write a feature story
  • Copy edit feature stories
  • Addressing issues in a timely fashion

ONLINE VERSION OF THE LEDE:

http://www.chss.iup.edu/thelede/

Jun 2011Aug 2011

Copy Editor

The Tribune-Democrat

I completed an accredited summer internship at The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown's daily newspaper.

Jobs:

  • Copy edit
  • Paginate news pages
  • Layout and design
  • Team process and headline creation
May 2010Aug 2010

Nursing Education Intern

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

I completed a summer internship at Johnstown's hospital in the Nursing Education Department.

Areas:

  • Producing and polishing educational material
  • Organizing classes
  • Producing and polishing advertisement material
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations
Jan 2010May 2010

Research Writing Class Mentor

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

During the 2010 Spring semester, I was the class mentor for my research writing class. My English professor assigned me a variety of tasks as a class mentor.

Responsibilities:

  • Student support
  • Planning and delivery
  • Worked with the professor on content development and evaluations
  • Provided feedback on student assignments
  • Checked for correct in-text citations and bibliography citations

References

Dr. Patricia Heilman

Randy Jesick

Jack Buchan

Jeff Dow

Information available upon request.

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Education

Aug 2009May 2003

Bachelor's of Arts (Double Major)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

I will graduate in May with a double major in English, with an emphasis on writing, and journalism, both in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

I was also a four-year member of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's women's basketball team.