I've always been driven by my devotion to the written word and seek to apply both my passion and knowledge to the world around me. I am a graduate of the 2021 Denver Publishing Institute with a certificate in Book Publishing, and of the University of Idaho with a double emphasis in English Literature and Professional Writing. I am currently pursuing the expansion of my portfolio, learning new skills and building upon my existing strengths.
My work on the editorial board and in layout and design for the literary magazines: Trestle Creek Review and Vandalism, have yielded polished, professional work that illustrate my drive toward perfection. This is echoed by the high standard for quality demonstrated by my academic and technical writing work.
I have experience in various positions within office administration, though my work ethic extends much further than simple task accomplishment. In the workplace I am organized and efficient, and maintain a positive and calm attitude in the face of adversity and setbacks.
I offer freelance editing skills for a variety of projects. I have experience proofreading and copyediting academic papers for university students including history, literary analysis, and art analysis, as well as creative writing including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and experimental prose. I have experience working in an SEO capacity on the job, maintain a growing list of technical documents, and learn more every day.
I've also spent some time with layout and design, editing for my colleges' publications and working with web design. Most recently, I am working to build my editing portfolio and sharpen new skills.
You can find my resume here or find me on LinkedIn.
My Clifton Strengths are: Restorative | Learner | Intellection | Empathy | Achiever
When I'm not working or spending time with my family, I love to read and write and often relax by challenging myself with a new knitting pattern.
Awards & Accomplishments
University of Idaho Undergraduate Invitational Reading/ 2021
I was nominated by faculty in the English Creative Writing Department to read at the Undergraduate Invitational Reading where I was presented with two awards. I was nominated in two genres: fiction and non fiction.
University of Idaho English Department's Leishman Award winner/ 2021
I was invited to read my creative work at the annual Undergraduate Invitational Reading in spring 2021 where I was presented with the Leishman Award for my academic demonstration as an English Student in a writing emphasis. As part of the award, my name is engraved on a plaque that hangs in Brink Hall on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, ID.
Mary Clearman Blew Prize winner/ 2021
Three Five Oh Six, narrative nonfiction essay
University of Idaho Dean's List/ 2020-2021
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Member/ 2021
Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities Literary Analysis Award Nominee/ 2019
Abjection: Dissonance as a Harbinger of Change
Overall Outstanding English Student Award / 2019
The North Idaho College Distinguished Writing Awards recognized me as one of the college's best overall English students.
President of the North Idaho College English Club / 2018-2020
As the President of the NIC English Club on campus, I assisted in making organizational decisions for the Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities and orchestrated club events on and off campus for club and community members. As a result of my efforts, the club has been recognized and awarded by the college as one of the most active clubs on campus that promotes student involvement.