Andrea Melone

Freelance Creative Writer & Article Writer

Location:Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
Western New England University, Springfield, MA
B.A., Creative Writing, Candidate May 2013
Double minor: Film Studies and English
Overall GPA: 3.65/4.0. Major GPA: 3.81/4.0
Honors: President’s List, 2012. Dean’s List, 2010-2013
Honor Societies: Sigma Tau Delta (English), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership)


January 2013 - Division of Marketing and External Affairs, Western New England University
present Communications Intern. Assist with writing and editing copy for publications and Web. Proofread
layouts. Fact-check and conduct research. Produce major research project about careers in
writing. Develop student Web profiles. Write Creative Writing program blog.


Fall 2009 - The Westerner, bi-weekly student-run University campus newspaper
present Editor of News, Features, Opinion, and Entertainment sections. Oversee writers, proofread, and copy edit.
Staff writer. Contribute compelling articles about University community members and events.

Alternative Spring Break—National Service Learning and Leadership Development Program
March 2012 Beans and Rice Trip: Radford, VA
Volunteer. Ran activities at middle school homework program. Assisted with home-building projects.
March 2011 Camp Baker Trip: Chesterfield, VA
Volunteer. Created original game for individuals with mental and physical disabilities, and assisted with arts and crafts, sports, and other activities. Beautified facility through landscaping projects.
March 2010 Appalachian South Folklife Center Trip: Pipestem, WV
Volunteer: Assisted low-income resident with home repairs.

Fall 2010 - Community Action Rewards Everyone (CARE), University volunteer programming club present Awareness and Environmental Chairs. Lead Habitat for Humanity projects. Educate
campus about social issues affecting college students. Organize presentations and fundraisers.
Secretary. Keep minutes. Write and produce newsletters and flyers. Host social events.

Fall 2009 - Global Sustainability Club
present Vice President. Facilitate student awareness about sustainability. Organize campus events and clean-ups in the region, as well as field trips to local green facilities.

Summer 2012 Inclusion Teaming, Inc., New Haven, CT
Business Volunteer. Assisted with publications to educate the community about programs for individuals with learning disabilities designed to strengthen their confidence.

Fall 2005 - Farmington High School Unified Sports, Farmington, CT
Spring 2009 Unified Partner. Supported students with mental and physical disabilities to play sports. Received Special Coaches Award for organizing efforts.

Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop & InDesign, Prezi, and experience with content management system
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Article Writing