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Michael Ravenscroft

Freelance Blog Writer & Editor

Location:Washington, United States
2 Skills
Employment Experience

American University Writing Center, Washington DC Aug. 2010 - Present
• Tutor in nationally-recognized university writing center
• Work in one-on-one tutoring sessions with undergraduate and graduate students
from disciplines across the university
• Extensive experience working with second-language learners
and students from diverse cultural backgrounds
• Coordinate and run monthly in-class writing workshops for classes
across the university

American University Literature Department, Washington DC Aug. 2010 - Present
• Teacher’s Assistant
• Assist literature faculty with grading and class-management
• Provide out-of-class support to students

Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC Sept. 2008 - Aug. 2010
• Research Associate
• Conducted research studies for institutions of higher education
• Responsible for researching, compiling and writing research reports for member institutions
• Conducted independent research studies on behalf of provosts, vice presidents for student affairs, vice presidents for business affairs at over three hundred national research universities
• Conducted five to ten phone interviews per week with senior academic leaders at institutions
• In-person interactions with various high-level university administrators
• Extensive experience editing research reports for colleagues
• Regularly participated in discussion of strategies for improving the research process and project delivery

The Adirondack Review, New York, NY Jun. 2008 - Present
• Assistant Poetry Editor
• Responsible for reading and editing poetry submissions for quarterly literary publication
• Oversight of up to two poetry interns
• Provide recommendations to managing editor for poetry acceptances
• Regularly write reviews of unpublished poetry collections

American University, Washington DC Aug. 2010 - Present
• Master’s Degree in Literature (in progress)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI Aug. 2004 - Apr. 2008
• Honors Concentration in English
• Minor in Philosophy

Campus Involvement
Faculty Search Committee, American University Literature Dept. Jan. 2011 - Present
• Conduct interviews with incoming faculty candidates
• Correspond with literature department faculty members about hiring of new faculty

Master’s in Literature Graduate Student and Faculty Committee Aug. 2010 - Present
• Attend monthly meetings with faculty members to discuss issues relating to the
graduate program in literature
• Develop proposals for improving the MA graduate program
• Act as liaison between graduate students and faculty members on
matters relating to the graduate program

The Michigan Every Three Weekly, Ann Arbor, MI Sept. 2005 - May 2008
Editor of satirical college newspaper. Responsibilities included:
• Managing weekly meetings
• Editing article submissions from staff writers
• Writing humorous articles lampooning political and campus issues
• Editing copy to publish every three weeks
• Distributing the publication around campus
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing