Kelly Whelan

Freelance Creative Writer & Fiction Writer

Location:Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
My name is Kelly Whelan, I'm a senior at Bridgewater State University, majoring in English with a concentration in Writing and a minor in Communication Studies (GPA 3.94). I've done a lot of academic research and paper writing over the last four years and I've been writing creatively (fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, etc.) since I was in elementary school. I've also tutored in writing and I have some experience with journalistic writing. I'm also well versed in various forms of Literature. I'm a fast learner, a hard worker, and I'm excellent at following directions as well as taking initiative. I'd appreciate any opportunity to utilize and expand my writing abilities.

Writing Tutor
•Tutor students in college level writing
•Read student papers and help students improve their editing practices

Writing Tutor for a Targeted English Class
•Worked one-on-one with twenty college students on a weekly basis
•Helped students improve their academic papers and writing skills
•Helped students develop time management and organization skills
•Helped students learn the importance of understanding and following instructions

Freelance Writer for "My Mélange" Travel Blog
•Researched travel locations and activities
•Wrote articles meant to inform and advise travelers

British Literature Panelist at 2010 Literary Conference, Member of Sigma Delta Tau (English National Honors Society), Selected to read original short fiction before multiple audiences, Published works of short fiction in Creative Zine magazine

Writing I, Honors: Writing II, Fiction Writing Workshop, Writing about Literature, Responding to Writing, Theories of Writing, Business and Professional Communication, Human Communications Skills, Foundations of Communications, Introduction to Journalism
Literature Courses: Irish Lit, British Lit, English Novel, Modern British Fiction, Early American Literature, Shakespeare, etc. (please ask if interested in full list)

EDUCATION: College Senior
Bachelor of English, Concentration in Writing
Minor in Communication Studies
Overall GPA: 3.94/4.00
Dean’s List—Every Semester
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Fiction Writing