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Allison Vandersanden

Freelance Article Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Hello, My name is Allison Vandersanden. I am a recent university graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English literature. I am seeking opportunities to work as a copy editor or proofreader. I am an adept essay writer, making me quite capable at editing the work of others. I have taken several creative writing courses and workshops, giving me ample experience reviewing, proofreading and improving pieces of writing, both fictional and non-fictional. I am a critical and creative thinker, able to edit with a technical eye, but also capable of making creative suggestions for improvement. Below I have pasted my resume for your review, I look forward to working with you!

Work Experience:
Au Pair June 2014 to September 2014
Spent the summer in Ireland working as a live-in nanny.

Essay Tutoring December 2013 to present
Currently working with high school students in the subject area of English literature.

Christian Horizons July 2012 to present
Currently a support worker at Christian Horizons. Responsibilities include care of six adults with exceptional needs.

Payless Shoe’s December 2011 to July 2012
Sales associate. Was responsible for customer service and keeping the store tidy.

Prospect Services Summer 2011
Worked as a camp counselor for children and adults with varying degrees of special needs.

Sciens Industries Summer 2011
Worked in the office as a secretarial assistant completing various organizational tasks.

Volunteer Experience:
Lakefield Animal Welfare Society February 2011 to July 2011
Was responsible for walking/socializing the dogs.

Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield Public Library 2007 to 2009
Was a reading buddy for local children in need of literacy help throughout the school year, and was an assistant in the summer reading program.

Trent University Class of 2014
Successfully graduated from Trent University in May 2014 with an Honours Bachelor degree of arts, majoring in English literature. Was placed on the Dean’s Honour Roll.

Continuing Education Creative Fiction: Works in Progress Spring 2014
Worked with author Michelle Berry in a creative fiction workshop through Trent University.

Introduction to Creative Fiction Summer 2013
Took an introductory course in creative writing with author Michelle Berry through Trent University.

Adam Scott C.V.I Class of 2010
Was on the honour roll from grades nine through twelve, and was awarded honours with distinction in my graduating year.

Standard First Aid with CPR Restricted Operators Certificate
Babysitting Course Class G drivers license
Non-violent crisis intervention

President’s Honours and Dean’s Honour: Recognized with both President’s Honours and Dean’s Honours for my academic achievement at Trent.

Trent University National Renewable Scholarship: Was awarded free tuition for my first year of university due to obtaining an overall average of above 90% in my graduating year of high school, which was renewed in part each year of my university career based on my academic achievements.

Ontario Scholar Award: For exceptional grades in grade twelve

The Al Jackson Award: For scholastic ability, diligence, co-operation and scholarship in grade twelve English.

Volunteer Service award: For my volunteer work at the Ennismore Library
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Creative Writing