Carolyn Murphy

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Sunnyvale, California, United States
2 Skills
Carolyn Murphy
1190 Crandano Ct, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Highly organized and motivated individual with strong interpersonal, writing, and editing skills, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, HTML, and Adobe Photoshop. Can work with personal/confidential information, has great attention to detail, and collaborates well with others.

Teaching Assistant, California College of the Arts, Oakland campus, CA Jan. 2011-present
• Grading papers/preparing all media presentations for an undergraduate English professor
• Tutoring and serving as a leader/example for undergraduate students
• Transgenerational liaison—the professor relies on me to make connections to present-day concerns in WWII literature like Camus’ The Stranger that create relevance for the new generation

Barista, Starbucks Coffee Company, San Francisco, CA Jan. 2009-Dec 2010
• Maintaining appearance of lobby, pastry case, and retail area
• Warm customer service and efficient/accurate drink preparation
• Cashiering
• Strict adherence to company and Ecosure standards

Poetry and Special Projects Editor, Eleven Eleven Literary Journal, Jan. 2010-May 2010
San Francisco, CA
• Soliciting writers for work
• Grading the slush pile/helping to compile the volume as a whole
• Helped to ready both the web and print editions for launch using Dreamweaver and InDesign
• Organized the first publication of Laura Ulewicz’s work in over 30 years, edited the introduction to the Ulewicz poems

Research Assistant, Stephen Vincent, San Francisco, CA Aug. 2009-May2010
Executor, work of poet Laura Ulewicz (1930-2007)
• Editing/creating a cohesive Ulewicz manuscript for posthumous publication
• Organizing Ulewicz’s salvaged manuscripts, journals, correspondence,
and biographical information
• Conversion of manuscripts to digital format for preservation

Supervisor, UCR Student Recreation Center, Riverside, CA Sept. 2005-Dec. 2008
• Assisted patrons with access to/use of/payment for Recreation facilities, answered phones
• Enforced access polices and rules/regulations of Recreation facilities
• Edited/re-wrote departmental policy manual
• Participated in hiring/training of new employees
• Organized shift scheduling, personal information files and payment records of patrons

California College of the Arts, San Francisco May 2011
Master of Fine Arts, Writing
University of California, Riverside Dec. 2008
Bachelor of Arts, English GPA: 3.4

Marathon Runner Jan. 2006-Present
• I ran my ninth full marathon on March 27th
Member, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honors Society Mar. 2008-Present
Mentor/Fundraiser, Leukemia&Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Jan.-June 2006 & 2007
• Twice, I raised over $3,000 for cancer research and patient services
• Helped coach first-time marathoners through the training/fundraising process
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing