Melissa Lowe

Freelance Creative Writer & Editor

Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
Melissa Lowe

Graduated Calvin College, Grand Rapids Michigan in 2011
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English Literature
Minors in Writing and Psychology

Paper Presentions
Star of the Paper Screen: Cinematic Stylization in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway
Fifth Annual Honors Student Research Conference – Aquinas College, April 9, 2011
English Department Honors Thesis Presentation – Calvin College, April 14, 2011

Employment Experience
Volunteer, Youth Services Fall 2011
Grand Rapids Public Library
Working with head Youth Librarian to prepare and launch online book group for teen
Helping with collection maintenance through weeding worn copies
Facilitating events on site at Main Branch

Academic Permissions Assistant, June 2011 - December 2011
Baker Publishing Group
Worked with Editorial Director and Acquisitions Assistant to assess current and backlist titles for conversion to ebooks
Cataloged permissions and copyright licensing information for Baker Academic and Brazos Press
Assessed current titles for sale on multiple platforms, Kindle and ePub, to confirm readiness for release

Editorial Intern Spring 2011
Zondervan Publishing House
Worked with Senior Editor-at-Large conducting content and copy editing for new manuscripts in the trade books department.
Conducted macro edit and proofread of collection of short essays on proofreading
Helped plan conference for freelance proofreaders

Editorial Assistant Fall 2009 and Fall through Spring Semesters 2010 - 2011
Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, published through Duke University Press
Worked with co-founding editors to process incoming manuscripts
Communicated with submitting authors, reviewers and contacts at Duke University Press to develop three issues each year
Maintained sufficient open hard drive space, filed paper and electronic documents

Editor/Staff Writer Fall through Spring Semester 2010-2011
Dialogue, literature and art magazine at Calvin College
Submitted at least one piece per issue for consideration
Helped select and edit essays for publication

Freelance Academic Editor Fall and Spring Semesters 2008 – 2011
Provided macro edits, content/copyedits, and proofreading services to Calvin students
Met with students one-on-one to discuss editorial marks and facilitate the development of academic papers into stronger pieces
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing