LaCretia Burgess

Freelance Editor & Creative Writer

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Location:Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lacretiaburgess
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LaCretia Burgess
lburgess@live.com

Education
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

Computer
• 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

References

Michael Spooner
Director and Chief Editor of USU’s University Press and Scholarly Publications
michael.spooner@usu.edu
Employer and Mentor

Dr. Keith Grant-Davie
Associate Professor—English Department
keith.grant-davie@usu.edu
Professor (Editing Instruction)

Dr. Ann Austin
Director and Professor of Family, Consumer, and Human Development at USU
ann.austin@usu.edu
Professor and Employer

Pam Martin
Utah State University Librarian
pamela.martin@usu.edu
Mentor and Supervisor

Andrea Krebs
Library Peer Mentor at USU library
andreakrebs29@gmail.com
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Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Creative Writing