LaCretia Burgess

Freelance Editor & Creative Writer

Location:Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2 Skills
LaCretia Burgess

A.S., General Studies May 2013
Southern Utah University (SUU), Cedar City, UT GPA 3.8

B.S., English, Creative Writing; Women and Gender Studies Minor May 2015
Utah State University (USU), Logan, UT GPA 4.0

Relevant Skills & Qualities
• Internship in assistant editor position with Utah State University Scholarly Press
• Internship in assistant editor position with Utah Game Warden magazine
• Intensive training in databases, information systems, research, teaching classes, some cataloging, as well as general office work as undergraduate teaching fellow at Merrill-Cazier Library (Utah State University’s library)
• Organize front and back matter
• Copy editing for magazine and publishing press
• Editing, proofreading, and organizing articles for magazine
• Office organization and time management
• Met all deadlines for articles for internship employers
• Research experience working at the reference desk in the USU library, writing research papers, and developing my ability to communicate views through university training
• Taught English classes in Moscow, Russia, which gave experience in planning, patience, organization
• Teaching Fellow for the Center of Women and Gender

Communication & Interpersonal
• Telecommuting and managing long-distance as well as in-office editing work for the USU Press and Utah Game Warden Magazine
• Taught classes and led freshman orientation seminars in library instruction
• Leading as President of the Perspectives Club on campus gave valuable experience in working with others and in organization and leadership
• Ability to network and communicate in order to get projects done
• Organized and ran different campus events (Karaoke Night, Love Your Body Day, etc.)
• Good communication and social skills as well as problem solving

• Proficient with computers and lengthy experience with Word and Excel
• Ability to copyedit, edit, and proofread materials using Word and Acrobat
• Well acquainted with information systems and research tools in order to find answers to help myself and others

Work & Leadership History

Teaching Fellow/Library Peer Mentor, USU Merrill-Cazier Library, Logan, UT, 12/13 –05/15
USU Scholarly Press Intern, USU, Logan, Utah 04/14 – 08/14
Utah Game Warden Magazine Intern, Logan, Utah 04/14 – 01/15
Teaching Fellow of the Year, USU Merrill-Cazier Library, Logan, UT, 08/14 –05/15
President, USU Perspectives Club, WGS Department, Logan, UT, 08/13 – 09/14
Teaching Fellow, USU Center for Women and Gender (CWG), Logan, UT, 08/13 – 05/15
Sigma Tau Delta Member, USU English Honors Society, Logan, UT 10/13 – 05/15
Server/Customer Service, ESS Support Services, Anchorage, AK, 05/15 – 09/15 and Charlie’s Ice Cream, Logan, UT, 08/12 – 12/13
English Teacher, International Language Program (ILP), Moscow, Russia, 01/10 –05/10


Michael Spooner
Director and Chief Editor of USU’s University Press and Scholarly Publications
Employer and Mentor

Dr. Keith Grant-Davie
Associate Professor—English Department
Professor (Editing Instruction)

Dr. Ann Austin
Director and Professor of Family, Consumer, and Human Development at USU
Professor and Employer

Pam Martin
Utah State University Librarian
Mentor and Supervisor

Andrea Krebs
Library Peer Mentor at USU library
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing