Sam Grabus

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

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Location:Media, Pennsylvania, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/samgrabus
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SKILLS
Editing Skills: grammar, spelling, linguistics, proofreading, writing, researching

Leadership qualities: detail-oriented, organized, problem-solver, manages time efficiently, exemplary communication skills

EDUCATION
Towson University, Towson, MD
BS in English, May 2008
Major: English, writing concentration
Magna *** Laude
GPA: 3.679
Dean’s List Student, 2006-08
Vice President of English Club, Fall 2005
Invited to LIT literary honor society
Editor-in-Chief of literary magazine, 2006-2007
Staff editor of literary magazine, 2004-2007
Member of Philosophy Forum, 2007-2008

WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelance Editor
September 2010-Present
Edits documents for accurate spelling, typographical errors, grammar, punctuation, consistency, appropriateness of verb tenses, subject-verb disagreement, transitional phrasing, readability, continuity of thoughts, and support of statements. To be published as editor of Press Ya’ Bunk, a novel by Baltimore author Keshia Abrams.

Starbucks Coffee Corporation, Baltimore, MD, Media, PA
Shift Supervisor
May 2009-Present
Maintains company standards, creates a healthy and functioning work environment, delegates and coordinates the workflow of all partners, supervises Baristas on the floor, responsible for transfer of deposits and management of all store funds

Starbucks Coffee Corporation, Towson, MD
Barista
September 2008-May 2009
Develops enthusiastically satisfied customers, prepares quality beverages, works as a team-member to maintain store operations and provide the best possible customer service, received four M.U.G. (“Moves of Uncommon Greatness”) awards for services

Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD
Library Reference Assistant
August 2010-September 2011
Processes and shelves new books, creates innovative and informative displays for students, checks materials in and out of the Voyager circulation system, directs students to various locations and library resources, organizes poetry readings and other student events, answers the library phone, assists supervisors with advertising projects, organizes shelves, performs scanning, data entry, and cataloging tasks, completes shelf-reading projects, develops new ideas for library maintenance and expansion.

Evening Red Press.Com, Baltimore, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Founding Editor
March 2010-Present
Founded and developed the online literary magazine, EveningRedPress.com, reads all submissions, makes final selections of poetry, prose, and visual art content, executes proofreading and editing of all accepted artwork, prepares layout of magazine, sets quarterly submission deadlines, sends out acceptance and rejection e-mails, maintains editor's blog, responds to all Evening Red Press correspondence, maintains domain at EveningRedPress.com., hired web designer, collaborates with web designer to incorporate edgy visuals into the layout of the website.

Capstone Properties, Towson, MD
Community Assistant
Summer 2007, December 2007-August 2008
Support development and maintenance of academic residential community, responsible for floor of 86 residents, confront and document policy violations, develop and implement educational and social programming, refer residents to appropriate campus resources
Capstone Properties, Towson, MD
Programming Assistant
September 2007-December 2007
Create and assemble informational bulletin boards for residents, develop and distribute informational fliers, perform clerical and entry duties to assist the General Manager and Residence Life Coordinator

Grub Street Literary Magazine, Towson, MD
Editor-in-Chief
August 2006-May 2007
Determine fundamental details of Grub Street’s format and content, proofread and edit submissions, coordinate fundraisers to raise money for the publication, distribute assignments to help students develop a sense of literary criticism, instruct the Fall and Spring semesters of editing class, calculate the students’ final grades, work with graphic designer to determine layout, send magazine for publication, 2007 issue won national Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown award for collegiate scholars

Towson University Residence Life, Towson, MD
Resident Assistant
August 2005- May 2007
Support development and maintenance of academic residential community, responsible for floor of 33 residents, confront and document policy violations, develop and implement educational and social programming, refer residents to appropriate campus resources, assist residents with adjustment to college, received award for programming excellence
Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Proofreading