Objective: A freelance editing or proofreading position.
Summary of Qualifications: A Master of Arts In English Literature with an emphasis on Romanticism. Experience editing novels. Experience freelance editing. A Bachelor of University Studies in Literature, Latin, and Theater.
Master of Arts: Four consecutive semesters of Graduate Studies including: one course English Literature introduction to the professional study of English. One course on literary Romanticism theory. Five elective courses surveying literature including: British Coursework: Romanticism, Freaky Nineteenth-Century American Narratives, Uppity Medieval Women, Renaissance Embodiments, and Contemporary Irish Literature. Two seminar courses: The Gothic Sensation and Malory's Le Morte Darthur. All of the above courses except Contemporary Irish Literature included workshops in which students reviewed and edited one another's papers to strengthen structural and conceptual flow. One course preparing a portfolio of my best work---the equivalence of a Master's Thesis.
One independent pedagogy study in which I team-taught a 300-level undergraduate course on the novels of Jane Austen with a professor. In this course, I was responsible for grading and commenting on the papers and assignments of half of the students in the class. I also corrected grammar and spelling errors in student papers. My professor and I switched students mid-semester so that we would both be familiar with the work of all the students in the class. I created half of the Reflection and Formal Paper topics assigned for the course.
Novel Editing: I reviewed and edited the manuscripts of Run Before the Wind (2009) and Elvenhome (2011), books 2 and 3 of the Faeltheon series, at author Michele Yardumian's request. In addition to reader response information, I commented on conceptual flow, plot consistency, character development, development of theology, and stylistic strengths and weaknesses. I am currently editing Atlantys, Book 4 of the Faeltheon series. I am also editing the manuscript of The Iron Rose at author Gloria Rehberg's request focusing on grammar, punctuation, structure, and historical and cultural accuracy.
Freelance Editing: I edited college assignments and business and personal letters for errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation in addition to altering sentence structure for greater clarity and concision. I formatted and typed business letters, business proposals, business meeting minutes, and flyers advertising musical events.
Bachelor of University Studies: Eight consecutive semesters of English Language and Literature courses including two semesters of basic level writing courses and topic studies on J. R. R. Tolkien, Old English, Jane Austen, two Semesters of Shakespeare, The Bible as Literature, and Milton. Six consecutive semesters of Latin courses including two semesters devoted to grammar; one semester devoted to prose composition; and topic studies on Catullus' poetry, Book IV of The Aeneid, Vergil's Eclogues, and Seneca's letters. One semester of Biblical Hebrew focusing primarily on grammar. During my final semester of undergraduate study, I combined my knowledge of theater, music, and literature to complete an independent study in which I transposed J.R.R. Tolkien's Lay of Leithien into a libretto for a musical performance.
Work Experience: *Substitute Teacher for Albuquerque Public Schools, September 1, 2010- present
*Tutor at La Academia De Esperanza, June-July 2009
*Server at St. James Tearoom, October 2005-May 2008
*Aid at a privately-owned daycare, July-August 2003
*Guest Service Associate at Hastings, July 2002- January 2003
*Cashier at Rex's Hamburgers, July-August 2000, June-August 2001
Education: *Master of Arts in English Literature, emphasis in Romanticism, The University of New
Mexico, Albuquerque, NM--2010
*Bachelor of University Studies in Literature, Latin, and Theater, Magna *** Laude, The
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM--2005
*Certificate, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, The University of New Mexico,
*Diploma, Valley High School, Albuquerque, NM--2001
*National Honor Society member, Valley High School, Albuquerque, NM--2001
*TRI-M Music Honor Society member, Chapter 2527
*International Thespian Society member, Troupe 1197