Amy May Cruse
P.O. Box 161927
Big Sky Mt 59716
Freelance work in writing or editing, specifically creative writing/editing or feature articles
Point Loma Nazarene University 2009-2013, B.A. degree awarded in May 2013
• Magazine Editing and Concepts
• Intro to Journalism
• Editing for the Mass Media
• Advanced Composition
• Business Writing
Staff Writer (part-time) 2011-2013, Point Weekly
Excelled in Features, Op-Eds, Arts and Entertainment articles. Wrote a few Hard News articles. Developed interesting story ideas, researched topics online with proficiency, conducted interviews with sources, wrote complex articles, edited stories, and collaborated with editors and other journalists.
Staff Writer and Assistant Editor (part-time) 2011, Snapshot: Dublin
Collaborated with other editors on a unique magazine concept. Customized subject areas for magazine topics. Cultivated good moral within staff by communicating needs between members. Wrote research driven articles on myths, foods and culture of Dublin. Created layout for three different articles in the magazine using Adobe InDesign. Edited articles for the history and literature section.
Staff (part-time) 2012-2013, Driftwood Creative Arts Journal
Collaborated with other staff in selecting and editing pieces to be included in journal. Procuring advertisement sales from local business that help fund the journal. Dealt in advertising, marketing, and selling the journal upon publication. Assisted in creating themes for journal events. Organized and decorated Driftwood public events. Communicated via email with funders, contributors, and professional writers such as Scott Cairns.
Editor, Designer, and Collaborator (part-time) 2012, Writer’s Workshop
Wrote creative pieces of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Collected, edited, and compiled pieces from all contributors. Designed and created layout for a book that included pieces composed by the writers during the workshop.
PR and Communications Intern (part-time) 2012, Eagle Peak Rock and Paving Inc.
Designed and formatted project webpage. Communicated with the public on new information from the company. Composed and edited project proposals from multi-million dollar contracts.
Proficient at Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe PhotoShop. Basic understanding of Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign and html formatting.
References available upon request.