Alexandra Oliver

Freelance Editor & Writer

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills


B.A. English May 1997
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Kilborne Fellowship recipient for Studies in Romantic Poetry; Highest Honors in Major

Script Consultant Freelance
Proofread, edit, format and provide thorough notes for screenplays, plays and TV scripts. References Upon Request: clients include screenwriters, playwrights and TV writers 2009-Current.

English Teacher King Learning Center
Established curriculum for advanced high school students in after-school program; taught persuasive essay writing and advanced English 2006-2009.

Writer and Editor
Helped to launch new political web site and establish editorial tone; wrote humorous essays about culture and politics; conceived of original story ideas; managed freelance writers and edited articles 2008-2009.

Researcher and Administrative/Editorial Assistant USC’s Annenberg School for Communication
Assisted Professor Jay Harris (former publisher of the San Jose Mercury News and member of the Pulitzer Prize Board); researched and wrote about democracy and the current state of journalism for the Center for the Study of Journalism and Democracy at USC’s Annenberg School; researched plays and novels for the Pulitzer Prize Board; managed student interns 2006-2008.

Entertainment News Writer ABC Radio: Daily E-Prep Services
Wrote daily entertainment news stories, gossip pieces and topical jokes for morning distribution to nation-wide ABC affiliates; researched breaking news and wrote highlights for all fields of entertainment; uploaded audio and edited all stories 2003-2006.

Proofreader Bear Stearns Investment Bank
Proofread and edited business and financial documents for consistency and accuracy 2001-2003.

Assistant John Guare (Playwright)
Researched ideas for books and plays; proofread and edited scripts; managed administrative tasks 1999-2001.

Coverage Writer/Assistant Warner Brothers (Story Department)
Wrote coverage for screenplays and novels being considered for adaptation; ordered manuscripts from publishing houses; organized private premiere screening events 1997-1999.

Computer: Microsoft Word and Excel
Typing: Over 100 words per minute
Languages: Partially fluent French
Communication: Award-winning public speaker and debater

Theatre: Stage Actress 1999-2006 (Reviews Upon Request)
Creator and Co-Founder of the Yale Undergraduate Shakespeare Company
Comedy: Improv Comedy (Yale’s Just Add Water)
Sketch Comedy (Upright Citizens Brigade, NYC & LA)
Performer at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO (in Marc Spitz’s play “Shyness Is Nice”)
Public Speaking & Debate: Yale University Debate
Workshop Coordinator and Instructor for ROSO (Reach Out Speak Out), a volunteer organization promoting the instruction of public speaking and debate in the greater New Haven area
Winner of the World High School Public Speaking and Debate Championships, Aylesbury, England,
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