Experience

English Teaching Assistant, Fulbright Taiwan, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. 8/2011 – 6/2012

  • Create innovative lesson plans to provide quality English teaching to 18 classes of 5th and 6th graders at 漢民國小 (Hanmin Elementary School) and 青山國小 (Qingshan Elementary School)
  • Overcome cultural and linguistic barriers to collaborate closely with three Taiwanese English teachers
  • Write and edit award-winning English language performance pieces; find and correct errors in English textbooks

Freelance Editor, various authors. 12/2010 – present

  • Edit manuscripts for grammar, spelling, structure, and typographical errors
  • Edited a 38,500 word book on applied theology on both a macroscopic and a line-by-line basis, taking it from draft stage to mock-up ready manuscript

News Editor, The Falcon student newspaper, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA. 9/2010 — 6/2011

  • The Falcon was honored twice with the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence award for “Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper, Region 10”: 1st place (2010); 3rd place (2011)
  • Recruited and managed 8 reporters and 1 assistant editor; organized and ran effective weekly staff meeting; created open lines of communication between News and other departments
  • Created weekly story budget, wrote 1-2 stories weekly, edited and offered creative feedback to reporters, and followed every incoming news story from idea to draft to final formatted print and web copy

Senior Writing Tutor, Seattle Pacific University Writing Center, Seattle, WA. 9/2008 – 6/2011

  • Coached students in creating well-structured, error-free papers on every academic subject
  • Coordinated between 4 tutors and administrators to create quarterly schedules
  • Promoted from Writing Tutor due to superior organizational capabilities

Editorial Intern, Sasquatch Books, Seattle, WA. 6/2010 – 9/2010

  • Tracked, compiled detailed reader reports, and recommended action on all unsolicited manuscripts
  • Caught errors missed by three senior editors in Larry Gets Lost in Texas
  • Contributed ideas for a gift book and for an appropriate artist in weekly production and editorial meetings

Editorial/Acquisitions Intern, The Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA. 1/2010 – 3/2010

  • Recommended acquiring such successful books as The Bar Mitzvah and the Beast and Essential Knots
  • Created an extended ingredient-based index for Urban Pantry
  • Conducted market research for new books;  updated author royalty database

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