Assisted two producers of A-list feature films. Wrote extensive coverage, gave script notes, performed research, offered tech support, covered phones, and oversaw various other administrative tasks in a busy office.
The Art of Health, Mother Goose, Inc.
Provided development, writing, and research assistance for documentary
television series. Worked with documentary director on series concept and
financing options, wrote and edited project documents, and independently
set up day-to-day operations.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Contractor, ABBTECH Staffing Services
Department of Defense security clearance: SECRET
Wrote and edited materials and in-house documents for the Office of English Language Programs: contributed to quarterly academic EFL journal, edited others’ journal submissions, and prepared remarks for public presentations. Also provided writing and editorial support for all other materials published by the office, including In the Loop, a dictionary of American idioms; an anthology of excellent young adult literature for overseas youth; and a series of lessons on teaching EFL with photography.
Ran daily film blog: reported entertainment news; attended industry events; wrote film reviews, personal essays, and film-related humor; and maintained online community. Featured on NPR’s The Takeaway in June 2008.
Oversaw editorial process for secondary-level textbooks for native English-speaking and ELL students. Copyedited and formatted manuscripts; coordinated editorial decisions with editors, authors, and in-house departments; organized classroom field tests; tested manuscripts for readability using Fry, Dale-Chall, and Flesch-Kincaid methods; and communicated testing and teacher feedback to editors. Supervised five other editorial assistants.
Pitched and wrote news and feature stories for triweekly regional newspaper and launched monthly lifestyle magazine, Diablo Currents. Took photographs, proofread both publications prior to printing, and assisted with layout for both publications.
Obtained artwork permissions for At Work: The Art of California Labor. Researched works, contacted artists and curators, and negotiated print reproduction rights.
Taught college writing workshops to English-native and ELL students, including one-on-one tutoring sessions on style, grammar, sentence structure, and organized thinking.
Edited children’s book manuscripts, wrote dust jacket copy, and coordinated trade show appearances, including BookExpo America.
Conferred upon a single Puget Sound graduate for excellence in Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture