Michele Pollard

Freelance Editor & Creative Writer

Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills

OBJECTIVE: To secure employment in a communications or educational environment.

EDUCATION: University of Iowa
Master of Arts, December 1995
Communication Studies, Film Production

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts, May 1992
English, Writing Emphasis

October 2008-Present Freelance editor, edit and rewrite online articles, brochures and manuals for an IT company in China.

July 2001 to January 2002 Freelance writer, interviewed subjects and wrote feature pieces for publications in the Minneapolis and Quad-City areas

November 2000 to May 2001 Quad-City Times, Davenport, IA
Copy Editor, wrote headlines, edited copy, proofread, designed and laid out news pages using Quark

September 1998 to August 2000 The Dispatch/Argus, Moline, IL
Copy Editor, wrote headlines, edited copy, designed and laid out news pages using Quark

August 2002 to May 2003 Northwestern College, Roseville, MN
Evening circulation manager, managed student staff in order to maintain organization of periodicals, reference materials, and books in stacks, served as a resource for patrons.

March 1996 to October 1997 Nova Intercultural Group, Tokyo, Japan
Humanities Specialist, managed school as liaison between Japanese staff and teachers, trained new teachers, taught conversational English to Japanese patrons

September 1999 to December 1999 Scott Community College Bettendorf, IA
May 1994 to August 1994 Tutorial Specialist, Composition Instructor, taught February 1993 to August 1993 and tutored students in writing, organizational and
critical thinking skills grammar, and philosophy

August 1998 to January 1999 Rock Island High School, Rock Island, IL
Television Production Teacher, taught upperclassmen the basics of video composition and production

August 1995 to December 1995 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
August 1993 to December 1994 Rhetoric Instructor, taught three courses per year of freshman rhetoric

January 1995 to April 1995 Coastal Video, Virginia Beach, VA
Production Assistant, planned shots and editing list for an industrial film series

January 1996 to March 1996 KWQC TV, Davenport, IA
Camera Operator, operated camera for weekend 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock news

INTERESTS: Writing: novels, plays, poetry, and short stories
Filmmaking: documentary, experimental and narrative
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing