University of California–Berkeley, Online Extension: August 2013

ILA Vietnam and Cambridge University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: September 2008

Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota: May 2008

  • BA: English Education; Minor: German; Magna Cum Laude

Copyediting and Proofreading Materials Studied:

  • A Writer’s Reference by Diana Hacker
  • Copyediting and Proofreading for Dummies by Suzanne Gilad
  • Copyediting/Proofreading Bootcamp by Laura Poole and Carolyn Hassett
  • Making Word Work for You by Hilary Powers
  • McGraw Hill’s Proofreading Handbook by Laura Anderson
  • Resumes for Freelancers: How to Turn Your Traditional Resume into an Effective Marketing Tool by Sheila Buff
  • The Copyeditor’s Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications by Amy Einsohn
  • The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller
  • Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O’Conner

Professional Experience

Freelance Clients:

The Monticello Times and Shopper, Monticello, Minnesota: May, July–August 2007

  • Wrote news, features, and column articles
  • Copyedited articles each week using the Associated Press Stylebook
  • Laid out pages using QuarkXPress and shot photographs for articles

The Concordian (Concordia College’s student newspaper): September 2005–April 2007

  • Managing editor, news editor, copyeditor and news writer
  • Coled, helped manage, organize, and redesign the paper
  • Did substantive editing and copyediting of the paper using the Associated Press Stylebook
  • Laid out the pages using Photoshop and InDesign
  • Wrote various news articles each week

Additional Experience

Minnesota Virtual Academy, Houston, Minnesota: March 2013–Present

  • English/Language Arts teacher for fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students

Bluffview Montessori Charter School, Winona, Minnesota: July 2010–February 2012

  • English/Language Arts teacher for seventh- and eighth-grade students
  • Created curriculum for and taught English with a strong writing and editing focus to students

Data Recognition Corporation, Plymouth, Minnesota: March–May 2010, May 2012

  • English essay reader
  • Graded English essays for statewide standardized tests across the country

Language Link Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam: May–November 2009

  • Taught English as a Second Language to Vietnamese students, ages 7 to 18 and adults

ILA Vietnam, Vung Tau, Vietnam: October 2008–April 2009

  • Taught English as a Second Language to Vietnamese and some Russian students, ages 11 to 15 and adults

Buffalo Community Middle School, Buffalo, Minnesota: June–July 2008

  • Summer school teacher for fourth- to seventh-grade students
  • Planned and taught one class that created Zines (artistic magazines) and one beginning German class

Macleans College, Auckland, New Zealand: February–April 2008

  • Student teacher for year 10 to 13 (ninth- to twelfth-grade) students
  • Created and taught lessons for high-school-age students

Eastwood Elementary, West Fargo, North Dakota: September–December 2007

  • America Reads program tutor in an English language learners classroom for refugee and immigrant students from first to fifth grade

Horizon Middle School, Moorhead, Minnesota: September–December 2007

  • Writers Club leader for sixth- to eighth-grade students

Professional Memberships

Twin Cities Professional Editors Network (PEN)

Events attended through PEN:

  • 2012-2013: Monthly Freelance Communicator’s Network Meeting
  • June 11, 2013: PEN Annual Planning Meeting
  • April 16, 2013: “Fact-Checking: Black, White, and Shades of Gray” Seminar with Keith Goetzman
  • February 20, 2013: “Punctuation Matters” Proofreading Webinar with Bette Frick
  • November 14, 2012: Freelance Fair and “The Evolving and Advancing Methods of Book Publicity” Panel Discussion with Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable at Open Book in Minneapolis
  • September 11, 2012: “Editing in Science, Medical, and Technical Fields” Panel Discussion
  • November 6, 2010: “Copyediting/Proofreading Bootcamp” with Laura Poole and Carolyn Hassett

Other professional and networking events attended:

References: Available upon request.

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