Kayla Marie

Freelance Editor & Writer

Location:Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
2 Skills
To work for a growing, dynamic company in a challenging position where I can contribute
my writing, communication and research skills to add value to the organization.

Bachelor of Arts in English
Concentration in Journalism
May 2008
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL

Journalism Coursework: Newswriting and Reporting, Mass Media and Society, Online Journalism, Visual Literacy, Introduction to Photography, Math for Liberal Arts

Communications Coursework: Cross Cultural Communications, Professional Communication, English Coursework: Descriptive English Grammar, College Writing I & II, Visual Literacy, Creative Writing, Literary Theory

*Mexico (Fall 2005) - Community Development, Cross Cultural Communications, History of
Mexico; personal photography used in promotional video and brochure

*Oxford University (Fall 2006) - English Language and Literature (conc. Shakespeare), History of England, Christian Doctrine, Christianity and Culture

X-Junior Women's Club PR, Cheyenne, WY (December-Present)
Human Rights Workshop, Tirana, Albania (May 2011)
Research Seminar, Speaker, Kankakee Community College, Ill. (March 2009)
San Francisco Service Missions Trip, Calif. (March 2005)
O. N. U. Leadership Scholarship, O. N. U. Academic Scholarship (2004-2008)
Save Our Streets, Social Service Club Member, Olivet, Ill. (2004-2008)
Glimmerglass College Newspaper, Reporter, Olivet, Ill. (2004-2008)

The Lincoln Center
Tirana, Albania
English Instructor
Dec. 2009 – July 2011
-Teach English Grammar, Conversation and TOEFL test courses.
-Substitute for Lincoln staff.

Memorial International School of Tirana
Tirana, Albania
Third Grade Teacher
Mar. 2010 – June 2011
-Teach English Reading, Grammar, and Spelling.
-Administrative duties: write daily lesson plans, annual plans for Reading,
Grammar and Spelling.
-Register lesson plans and students’ grades in National Register.

Kankakee Public Library
Kankakee, IL
Circulation Assistant
Sept. 2008 – May 2009
-Assist supervisor and patrons with check-out/-in procedures.
-Issue library cards, check/call for missing library items.

The Daily Journal Newspaper Co.
Kankakee, IL
Editorial Page Assistant/ Reporter
June 2007 – Oct. 2008
-Assist Senior Editor with weekly editorial page and Sunday Think section.
-Write feature articles/reports for Think and Life sections.
-Write weekly poll question, photograph five persons, publish results on paper’s website.

Hospice of Kankakee Valley
Bourbonnais, IL
PR Intern
Jan. 2006 – May 2006
-Write press releases about, and photograph Hospice-sponsored events.
-Administrative duties: update directory, file documents.


Writing research editing interviewing
Positive self-starter motivated organized
Microsoft Word Powerpoint Excel NewsEdit Pro
Photography Web German (fluent) Spanish (beg.)

Germany, England, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Norway, Switzerland, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Mexico.


Birol Inaltekin
Memorial International School of Tirana
Tirana, Albania
(355) 4 2237379
Email: director@mistedu.net

Phil Angelo
Senior Editor
The Daily Journal
Kankakee, IL
(815) 937-3382
Email: pangelo@daily-journal.com

Dr. Sue Williams
Chair, Department of English and Modern Languages
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL
(815) 939-5260
Email: swilliam@olivet.edu

Ann Johnston
Library Information Technology Assistant Supervisor
ONU Benner Library & Resource Center
Bourbonnais, IL
(815) 939-5061
Email: ajohnsto@olivet.edu

Yvonne Croswell
Circulation Supervisor, Retired
Kankakee Public Library
Tuscon, AZ
(520) 579-5862
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