I have publishing experience as an editorial assistant and intern at a publishing house, as a remote intern for two small book publishers and the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta’s two journals, and as an editor of my college’s newspaper and creative writing journal.

Editorial assistant, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO—May 2016-July 2016

  • I assembled texts and prepared manuscripts on Word and InDesign
  • Reviewed and corrected manuscripts for grammatical, doctrinal, and educational integrity at various stages in the editorial process
  • Updated and created written content movement memos
  • Marked corrections for designers to make on physical copies
  • Performed substantive edits of manuscripts
  • Researched and summarized historical information for writers to use in song lyrics and musical script
  • Participated in developmental stages of children’s musical
  • Assisted with resource planning and development

Editorial intern, Pen & Publish, Inc., St. Louis, MO/ remote—May 2016-October 2016

  • Developed and posted social media content on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for two imprints of Pen & Publish, Inc.: Brick Mantel Books and Open Books Press
  • Created email newsletters on MailChimp

Editorial intern, Amphorae Publishing Group, St. Louis, MO/ remote—May 2016-August 2016

Editorial intern, The Sigma Tau Delta Review and The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, Sigma Tau Delta, remote—May 2016-January 2017

  • Read and evaluate submissions for creative writing journal and for critical review journal
  • Edit accepted submissions for publication
  • Complete layout and design tasks
  • Communicate with managing editor and other editorial intern remotely through email and Skype

Managing editorThe Sower, Concordia University, Seward, NE—April 2016-present

  • Oversee all aspects of publishing the print and online versions of the campus newspaper
  • Manage communication between our 45 staff members, and 10 editors and managers report to me on finding and assigning stories, editing, marketing and advertisement sales, social media, photography, and distribution
  • Lead biweekly staff meetings
  • Meet with editors and managers as needed
  • Make hiring decisions
  • Develop new ideas
  • Assist with budget planning.
  • Create, write, and schedule weekly email newsletter highlighting our online sites’s most recent news stories using MailChimp
  • Wrote and designed a reference manual and training tool for new reporters as an interactive PDF

Co-editor, Potpourri, Concordia University, Seward, NE—November 2015-May 2016

  • Prepared other editors for their duties since I was studying abroad during the publishing process; remotely provided support throughout the process
  • Monitored email for submissions and composed email responses to confirm receiving the submission and to notify those who were published as well as those who were not published where to buy copies of Potpourri
  • Organized submissions into separate documents and created a numbered list of submissions to facilitate anonymity in the selection process
  • Read and evaluated submissions
  • Promoted the call for submissions and updates on Potpourri on Sigma Tau’s social media
  • Copy edited selections and communicated with writers about questions that arise
  • Communicated with artists, guest reader, editors, and adviser to publish the journal
  • Distributed copies to published authors and membesr of Sigma Tau Delta

Copy editor, The Sower, Concordia University, Seward, NE—April 2015-April 2016

  • Recruited and trained other copy editors
  • Copy edited stories, reviewed other copy editors’ edits, and communicated with writers about how to improve their work
  • Proofread print edition of paper before printing
  • Uploaded content to newspaper website, including formatting stories, writing headlines, and tagging posts
  • Developed and implemented new procedures for giving writers feedback on their writing
  • Updated and consolidated paper’s style guide and other writing guidelines and tips
  • Wrote and shared copy editing tip of the week on AP style and grammar basics in weekly newspaper meeting
  • Communicated with newspaper adviser, managing editor, and other editors to coordinate efforts and identify and resolve problems

Editorial intern, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO—May-July 2015

  • Reviewed and corrected manuscripts to ensure grammatical, doctrinal, and educational integrity, edited materials as assigned
  • Prepared information and applications for the CDs and DVDs for VBS
  • Provided support for video shoots for VBS occurring during the internship
  • Assisted with resource planning and development
  • Wrote craft blog posts

Co-editor, Potpourri, Concordia University, Seward, NE—February 2015-May 2015

  • Oversaw aspects of publishing Concordia’s creative writing journal, which is published by Concordia’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta
  • Lead members of Sigma Tau Delta in reading and selecting submissions; made final decisions about selections
  • Monitored email for submissions and composed email responses to confirm receiving the submission and to notify those who were published as well as those who were not published where to buy a copy of Potpourri
  • Copy edited submissions and contacted writers to clarify intent and formatting issues
  • Designed and formatted magazine on InDesign
  • Selected cover art and art for inside the journal

Copy editorThe Xpress, Xavier High School, Cedar Rapids, IA—August 2012-May 2013

  • Helped with brainstorming and assigning news article topics
  • Read and copy edited first and second drafts of articles
  • Discussed revisions and edits with page editors and with advising teacher
  • Talked through revision suggestions with staff writers
  • Proofread final copy of paper before printing