Dedicated to the Craft of Making Projects the Best They Can Be

I’ve always been all about the writing. As a kid, I’d be buried in notebooks; writing the longest stories for English class; and obsessing over the details of each tale. Today, I’m that same girl, but with more skills and experience to bring both to my own writing and your editing needs.

Skills

Writing

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in in English with a concentration in Writing and I’m an avid writer. Writing has always been my passion and I’m dedicated to the craft of creating quality content.

Writing styles: copywriting; blog writing; creative writing

Editing

During my undergraduate years, I worked as an editor at the Writing Center and also took editorial courses in my MLitt programme. I’m confident in my ability to assist with editing in its many forms.

Editing styles: development editing; copyediting; proofreading

Marketing

In addition to marketing classes in my MLitt programme, I took on several marketing placements. I’m also knowledgeable on creating video content and basic graphics for social media.

Marketing styles: copywriting; social media posts

Digital Learning

Having worked for more than five years with Pearson Education in building digital learning courses, I am comfortable and confident in my ability to work with similar materials and processes.

Digital Learning work: contributing to content creation and course building

Education

King's College

Bachelor of Arts

English/Writing

2006-2010

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Writing from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. I was also an Editor and Peer Tutor at the Writing Center; President, Secretary, and active member of the Campion Literary Society; and involved in theater arts.

Classes included: Effective Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, Document Design, Advanced Writing, and Writing for Nonprofits.

University of Stirling

Master of Letters

Publishing Studies

2012-2013

I furthered my education by earning a Master of Letters in Publishing Studies from the University of Stirling in Scotland. During this time, I also took on several work placements and internships, which I detail in the Other Experience section below.

Classes included: Editorial Practice and Content Creation; Marketing Management and Communication; and Digital: Process and Product.

University of Glasgow

Master of Science

Psychological Studies

2020-2021

In 2020, I felt I need to pursue new career interests and earned a Master of Science in Psychological Studies with the University of Glasgow. This was done full-time and online during the pandemic, but even in these challenging conditions, I graduated with merit.

Classes included: Clinical Health, Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Advanced Qualitative.

Experience

Shortly after earning my first Master’s Degree, I was hired by Pearson Education as an Editorial Assistant. After only a year and a half, I was promoted to Associate Digital Producer, then saw two more promotions on the same team. By the time I chose to end my career with Pearson, I held the title Senior Digital Producer, having managed the workflow of digital course building for several years while also project managing vendors. Further, I proved my work ethic and dedication to a job in accomplishing my tasks and always being available to help others with their own.

Senior Digital Producer

  • Managing the digital course production workflow: from receiving content to overseeing vendor work to leading QA testing and  finally publishing all courses
  • Training new team members and creating supplemental documentation for training purposes
  • Upgrading the course production process and recommending improvements for enhancing learning and experience

Editorial Assistant

  • Project managing text reviews and focus groups, compiling and analyzing data for future usage
  • Creating contracts and purchase orders for vendor work and paying invoices
  • Acting as first point of contact in the editorial department to respond to and direct queries

Other Experience

While earning my MLitt with the University of Stirling, I maintained several marketing placements, while attending classes on the subject. Below are four separate placements, all of which were done while also earning my first Master’s Degree in Scotland.

Gaelic Books Council and mneTV

Reviewing archive materials and analyzing the market to determine its potential marketability for future print publication.

Penguin Publishing

Editing manuscripts and creating marketing material for Penguin Press and responding to customer queries.

Pitch Publishing

Working with a team of fellow students to keep social media pages updated and determining how to best reach readers.

Career DEVELOPMENT Centre

Promoting Stirling University’s Career Development centre and encouraging students to utilize their resources.

Personal Specialties

Travel

I manage a website and social media accounts as an American in love with Scotland and Scottish culture.

Psychology

I earned an MSc in Psychological Studies in 2021. I enjoy studying masculinity, femininity, sexuality, and spirituality.

Higher Education

Having worked with Pearson Education for years, I am comfortable and confident in working with similar material.

Creative Writing

I’m open to helping with creative writing projects by authors seeking publication: novels, short stories, nonfiction, etc.

Writing Portfolio

Several writing samples can be found on the Writing Portfolio portion of my website.

Available Services

Please see Available Services to find my specialties in terms of writing and editing.