Content & Writing Experience

Freelance Writer and Editor

Clients include Hired.com and Reflektive

Content Marketing Manager

Townsquared
February 2016 – March 2017
Launched and managed company’s WordPress blog, going from almost no traffic to approximately 6,000 unique visitors/month, with approximately 25% of traffic organic search. Analyzed site data, incorporating results into planning future content, responsible for calendar creation, SEO optimization, regular contributions, and managing freelancers. Collaborated closely with Marketing team members and designers. On-call writer for company, from software updates to UI/UX, as well as regular blog posts, web content, and ghostwriting for leadership.

Content Strategist, Instructor, and Curriculum Designer

Redbird Advanced Learning/GiftedandTalented.com
July 2014 – January 2016
Content manager for G&T’s Expert Picks and Spotlight blog and social media for Redbird. Transitioned Tuba City (AZ) Unified School District’s Language-Arts honors program from Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, including coordinating with administrators, mentoring instructors, aligning state and Common Core standards.

Storyteller (Writer)

Catchafire, Skills-Based Volunteering
Since June 2014
Revised nonprofit success stories and branding for a variety of stakeholders, ensured brand-consistency, in content across multiple platforms, saving organizations approximately $10,000 in estimated fees, most recently with Citizens Crime Commission of New York City.

Editorial Experience

Script Reader

Nasser Entertainment, Nantucket Film Festival, Showtime’s Tony Cox Screenplay Competition
Seasonal, 2012 – 2014
Assessed in writing 26 feature-film scripts, 30-minute and 60-minute television pilot scripts each year. Focused on narrative elements, originality, writing quality, production probability, and marketability.

Editorial Assistant

Contemporary Literature (University of Wisconsin Press)
Fall 2006 – Spring 2009
Copyedited essays for twelve issues of a prestigious University-published academic journal.

Editorial Intern, Freelance Copyeditor

University of Wisconsin Press
2006 – 2010
Copyedited 30+ academic/popular nonfiction manuscripts, including pagination, indexing.

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Teacher Mentor

Pre-Collegiate Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Lecturer: World Literature, Composition & Professional Writing

English Department, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA
Fall 2009 – Spring 2012
Served on English Studies Society and Assessment Committees; co-authored successful Student Technology Access Plan Grant to upgrade classroom tech; co-founded successful first ULM Film Series and reading workshops with colleagues across the University. Designed and taught classroom, online, hybrid, and honors literature courses; taught all levels of Composition and Professional Writing for Science and Applied Science majors.

Lecturer, Instructor, Tutor

English and Comparative Literature Departments, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Fall 2000 – June 2009
Designed and taught large (150+) and small (15+) courses in British, Women’s, and Comparative Literature, and all levels of composition for majors and non-majors. Nominated for Teaching Award. Co-founded Contemporary Literature Colloquium; founded Graduate Student Employment and Assistance Committee; tutored in University Writing Center; designed and taught GRE Seminar on Essay and Verbal sections for University’s McNair Scholars.

Education

Ph. D.,  20th-century British literature and film
University of Wisconsin-Madison

MA, English
Stanford University

BA, English
University of California, Berkeley