Professional Experience

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Graduate Assistant

Portland State University, Office of International Partnerships

April 2019—June 2019

  • Managed agreements between PSU and universities abroad

  • Organized all files and track contracts, receive signatures, edited and proofread documents

Outreach and Project Development Staff

Ooligan Press

April 2018—June 2019

  • Assisted in Twitter marketing campaign for young adult novels

  • Wrote blog posts published on Ooligan Press site on topics like audiobooks, “Why Do Adults Read YA” and “Finding Your Voice on BookTube”

  • Served as a member of the Outreach and Project Development team 

  • Proofread audiobook for memoir

  • Gave live feedback of audiobook recording for young adult title

  • Created Writing Contest and submission guidelines for Write to Publish, the Ooligan Press annual conference

  • Helped develop Write to Publish, with 100 in attendance

  • XML coding for ebook of nonfiction title

Literary Scouting Intern

Franklin and Siegal — Kalah McCaffrey

January 2019—June 2019

  • Worked with scout Kalah McCaffrey, learned about international publishing

  • Read manuscripts and wrote reader reports

  • Alerted manager to Again, But Better in January and wrote reader report; the book hit the New York Times Bestseller list in May 2019

  • Researched upcoming titles, offered suggestions on high-profile/important releases 

  • Performed data entry in Filemaker Pro including: book information, editor, agent, sales pitch

Speaker

Write On Con

March 2019

  • Provided content for four online “events” at Write on Con 2019:

  • “The Truth About the Slush Pile” video as the main speaker

  • “Finding Inspiration” as a panel speaker

  • “Is YA Becoming the New New Adult?” roundtable contributor

  • “Roundtable: Diversity in Fantasy” roundtable contributor

Chapter Chair

Willamette Writers

October 2017—April 2019

  • Interviewed NYT Bestselling author Laini Taylor on stage in June 2018

  • Interviewed YA author Emily Suveda November 2018 on stage

  • Ran monthly meetings, introduced speakers at events, facilitated audience engagement

  • Wrote marketing copy for publications

  • Recruited members and speakers

  • Edited content and created designed for newsletter

Agency Intern

Bradford Literary Agency

April 2018—March 2019

  • Judged merit on submissions and alerted agent to projects with potential

  • Wrote reading reports with: marketing information, comparison titles, editing recommendations, unique selling points

  • Provided several full developmental manuscript edits

  • Edited Emblem Island, which sold in a 2 book deal to Sourcebooks in 2018Event Intern

Literary Arts

September 2017—December 2017

  • Set up events at Literary Arts, handled photography and social media

  • Wrote blog posts about events for Literary Arts blog discussing presenters and content

Social Worker/Personal Agent

Mentor Oregon

October 2015—March 2018

  • Supported caseload of 40+ individuals

  • Wrote detailed support plans for customers

  • Helped clients reach their goals and offered resources

  • Provided prompt and clear communication

  • Organized and kept records of all communication and customer files

Editor/Writer Temp

Yelp!

June 2015—August 2015

  • Edited “The Weekly" Yelp!” and “The Local Yelp!” of 20+ cities

  • Advanced to mentorship role for Yelp! writers

  • Wrote copy for editorial publication on writing effectively

  • Wrote copy for Yelp! Creative Blog and Themes Guide

Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of California, Berkeley

August 2013—April 2014

  • Researched British poetry from 1945—present

  • Acknowledged in The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry 1945—2000

Editor in Chief

Student Newspaper, Columbia College

August 2011—April 2012

  • Spearheaded launch of student newspaper

  • Manager for all publicity

  • Built a team of writers and editors

  • Handled content development and copyedited all content


Resume