Rachel Weaver

Freelance Book Writer & Fiction Writer

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Location:Commerce City, Colorado, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/rachelweaver
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Rachel Weaver
369 West Elm St
Louisville, CO 80027
303 818 1251
rachelweaver@hotmail.com

Represented by agent Susan Ramer of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 625, New York, NY 10010

EDUCATION
2010: MFA, Writing and Poetics, Naropa University
1996: BA Biology, University of Colorado

RELEVANT COURSEWORK COMPLETED
Writing Pedagogy Seminar: Composition and Writing Center Theory

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Sandstone Editing
Content Editor and Owner, March 2010 – present
Work with writers individually at any stage of a non-fiction or fiction project to move through drafts to a finished product
Offer guidance in publishing
Clients have included: Michelle Theall, Teaching the Cat to Sit, Represented by International Creative Management (ICM)

Naropa University Writing Center
Tutor, January-May 2008
Worked with students individually on both creative works and composition

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
January-February 2011: Fiction Workshop, Life Long Learning, Boulder CO
Spring 2010: Novel Writing Class, The Art Underground in Louisville CO
November 2007: Creative Writing Workshop for adults, Petersburg Public Library
November 2007: Creative Writing Workshop for kids, Petersburg Public Library
July 2006: Wild Women Workshops, Creative Writing Classes taught during a 5 day backpacking trip out of McCarthy, Alaska
May 2006: HospiceCare Grief and Education Center, Poetry Workshop for Teens
March 2006: HospiceCare Grief Center, Writing Workshop for Counselors
February 2006: Chautauqua Cultural Residency Program, Creative Writing Workshop
Spring 2006: Poetry and Prose, Boulder School of Integrated Studies, 3rd-5th grade
October 2005: Creative Writing Workshop for adults, Petersburg Public Library
July 2005: Creative Writing for Kids, ages 10-12, Petersburg Public Library
July 2005: Poetry Workshop, ages13-15, Petersburg Public Library
April 2005: Creative Writing Workshop for adults, Petersburg Public Library

OTHER EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Chamber Technician, March 2006 – March 2011
Was responsible for testing components of the next Mars Rover and other flight hardware for performance under space like conditions

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Contract Field Biologist, June 2006- Aug 2006
Assisted in field vegetation surveys in conjunction with bird population counts in Colorado

Private Contractor
Wildlife Biologist, June 2005-Nov 2005
Was hired by the US Forest Service, USGS, and The Alaska Department of Fish and Game to work on various field studies across Southeast Alaska.

US Forest Service
Biological Technician, April-October 2002, April-November 2003, April 2004-August 2004
Worked in the field on a variety of wildlife projects including wolf predatory studies, black bear population studies and raptor habitat studies.
Assisted in the writing and editing of public documents.

National Center for Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Chemistry Division Research Assistant, January 1999-December 1999, Lab Manager/Research Assistant, August 2000-May2001
Analyzed atmospheric air samples collected worldwide using instrumentation including an HP Mass Spectrometer, and an HP Gas Chromatograph Flame Ionization Detector

HONORS AND AWARDS
July 2009: Honorable Mention, New Millennium Award for Fiction
May 2008: Selected to represent Naropa University in the 2009 Best New Voices in American Fiction Harcourt-Brace Competition
November 2007: Visiting Writer, Petersburg Winter Literary Series
May 2007: Selected to represent Naropa University in the 2008 Best New Voices in American Fiction Harcourt-Brace Competition
June 2006: Katie O’Brien Scholarship for Fiction
May 2006: P.E.O. Continuing Education Award
April 2006: Selected to represent Naropa University in the 2007 Best New Voices in American Fiction Harcourt-Brace Competition

PUBLICATIONS IN MAGAZINES AND LITERARY JOURNALS
Spring Issue 2011 : Gettysburg Review
Summer Issue 2010: Bombay Gin
Spring 2010: Blue Mesa Review
January 2010: Bombay Gin
2008: Ontario Review (accepted but not published due to the sudden death of the editor and subsequent closing of the magazine)
2005: Fly Fishing New England
2005: Inside Passages
2004: Alaska Women Speak
Skills (2) Rating
Book Writing
Fiction Writing