I’m originally from Wichita Falls, TX. But I am currently in Portland, OR.
MA in Book Publishing, Portland State University, June 2020
BA in English, Midwestern State University, December 2017
International TEFL and TESOL Training, November 2017
Freelance Editor, Copy Editing & Developmental
October 2015 – present
I’ve primarily worked with Christian nonfiction, but am looking to expand the scope of my work in terms of genre. I freelance for Clyde Custom Publishing, an imprint of Overcup Press.
Atlas Immersion Academy, After School Program Coordinator
October 2018 – present
I’ve worn many hats at this school: substitute, assistant teacher, summer camp instructor, and after school program coordinator. My responsibilities have included aiding the main teacher in conducting lessons, child care, class upkeep, creating culture focused activities, organizing cultural events or field trips, managing the summer camp budget, and immersing kids in French and/or Spanish. I’ve worked with all age groups from infant to school age, but I now primarily work with school age children.
Ooligan Press, Social Media Manager
May 2019 – June 2020
I coordinated and scheduled all social media posts and blogs. I was responsible for organizing weekly lessons, demonstrations, and discussions to help peers understand this area of study. I communicated regularly with Project Managers and Publisher to discuss social media strategies for all book projects and annual conferences.
Midwestern State University, Writing Peer Tutor
November 2015 – December 2017
I worked in a team which collectively conducted 690 onsite and online sessions in the 2016-17 academic year with a 40% return rate. We provided constructive feedback to students’ academic and creative writing, using various style guides including MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. I advertised services via social media weekly, performed classroom visits as requested by instructors, and led and organized bimonthly practicum meetings, semesterly orientation/training, and related events.