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Samantha Cummings

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

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Location:Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
Website: http://www.com.uri.edu/wrt495/sp2010/scummings/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/samanthacummings
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SAMANTHA M. CUMMINGS
15 Laurel Ridge Dr., Belchertown, MA 01007 - scummings10@gmail.com - (413)530-8681

EDUCATION
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 2010
Bachelor of Arts: Writing & Rhetoric, English
Overall GPA: 3.75 /4.0 Dean’s List

PUBLICATIONS
Burkhardt, Joanna M., et al. Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Practical Standards Based Exercises ALA Editions, 2010. Print.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
South County Child and Family Consultants, Peacedale, RI Spring 2010
Copy Editor/Editor
- Worked collaboratively with internship director to develop documents to be used as handouts for clientele
- Copyedited a range of documents including book chapters, handouts, and web material
- Researched and developed documents for publication in the field of Child Psychology
- Provided timely feedback and revision of documents
- Prepared documents for publication

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI Fall 2008 & Spring 2009
Writing Consultant
- Worked closely with students enrolled in LIB120: Introduction to Information Literacy and WRT 306: Writing for Health and Disability to improve their writing skills, including content, organization, style, and grammar
-Assisted professors with formatting user-friendly handouts and assignments
- Created subject specific handouts for students, including handouts on formatting citations, summarizing information, creating annotations, and surface errors

Zeta Tau Alpha, Kingston, RI Spring 2009
Corresponding Secretary
- Maintained correspondence with local businesses, campus Greek organizations, and other Zeta Tau Alpha collegiate chapters
- Kept organized and detailed minutes at weekly meetings

WORK EXPERIENCE
Connecticut Valley Rubber, East Windsor, CT, 2005-Present
-Performed clerical duties

Forever 21, Holyoke, MA Summer 2008
Cashier and Sales Associate
- Handled cash, credit, and check revenue with efficiency and assisted in opening and closing of facility
- Used interpersonal skills to increase sales volume
Chen’s Restaurant, Wakefield, RI Summer 2007-Fall 2007
Waitress and Hostess
- Maintained a professional, friendly attitude while serving customers
- Multi-tasked in a fast paced environment and assisted in opening of facility

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS
Golden Key International Honour Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society, Centennial Scholarship, Zeta Tau Alpha

COMPUTER & LANGUAGE SKILLS
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and email
Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
Moderate understanding of French and German
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Proofreading
Editing