Proofread academic and marketing content for grammar, spelling, sentence structure, word choice and style. Initiated major content edits when necessary.
Completed layouts of ACT preparatory materials such as student workbooks, PowerPoint presentations, teacher manuals and exit tickets.
Collaborated with other design team members to develop brand schemes, logos, book covers, interior book templates, and web and email templates.
Participated in agile product development team; interfaced with colleagues to make workflow and scheduling decisions.
Recently led usability testing efforts to improve company’s new digital platform.
Secondary English Teacher: Various Locations
August 2009–May 2015
Performed duties of a classroom teacher including student instruction, student assessment, classroom management, parent contact, disability accommodation, and professional development at a variety of Louisiana secondary schools.
Taught the following subjects: high school English, middle school English and reading, journalism, debate and Journey to Careers.
Oversaw story assignments, editing and production of two high school newspapers, and completed major overhauls of their designs.
Organized various school events including academic rallies, talent shows, school dances and fundraisers.
Rental Application Advisor: The Road Home Small Rental Property Program
January 2008–February 2009
Using forms generator software, generated and organized internal and external documents including loan summaries, commitment letters and amendment letters
Cooperated with managers, underwriters and quality review personnel to correct document errors.
Created an electronic filing system to keep PDFs organized.
Cooperated with IT personnel to report software “bugs” and errors.
Reporter, Copy Editor, Food Editor: The Daily World
August 2006–March 2007
Wrote feature and hard news stories on deadline.
Compiled police blotters.
Edited stories written by other reporters.
Laid out and proofread pages.
Planned, wrote for, edited and designed weekly food section.
Reporting Intern: The American Press
Completed story assignments on a variety of topics.
Worked some nights to fill in for proofreaders on vacation.
Edited and organized press releases.
Compiled police blotters.
Journalism Teaching Assistant/Yearbook Editor: ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars
Took four-week break from newspaper internship to serve as camp counselor/teaching assistant at academic summer program for gifted children.
Created AP Style quizzes, prepared lectures, graded assignments, planned classroom activities and guided nighttime study.
Edited, designed and took photos for the camp’s yearbook, which was beyond my official job requirements.
Editor in Chief: The Current Sauce
Was elected by university media board to run student newspaper for a one-year term.
Served as final authority for all news content, graphics, photographs and visuals, copy editing, design and production in the printed paper and on the website.
Designed front pages.
Led staff meetings and workshops.
Updated staff manual.
Previously held lower-level positions including Managing Editor, Administration Bureau Chief and General Assignments Reporter
Master of Arts in Mass Communication: University of Florida (online)
Expected Graduation Date: December 2017.
Specializing in web design and online communication.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Digital Design: Tulane University
Graduated August 2014.
Master of Arts in Teaching: Louisiana State University
Graduated May 2010.
Certification areas: secondary English and journalism (grades 6–12).
Completed capstone research study titled Why Do We Have to Read This? A Snapshot of Local Literature Teachers’ Curriculum Choices. Research project included case studies of local literature teachers and explored their curriculum-making practices.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University