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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing, Michigan State University: May 2019

  • Additional Major in Japanese Language
  • Honors College
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Study Abroad
    • Ireland and UK, Summer 2016
    • Japan, Sep. 2017-April 2018
  • Additional coursework
    • copyediting, document design, graphic design, web design, translation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Peer Advisor: May 2018–present

Japan Center for Michigan Universities, East Lansing, MI

  • Responded to student questions through email, Facebook, and Terradotta
  • Wrote 3-4 blog posts a month, copyedited others’ posts using WordPress
  • Maintained social media schedules on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

Content Editor: January–August 2017; May 2018–Present

WIDE Research Group, East Lansing, MI

  • Wrote summaries and introductions for Sherlockian.net
  • Transferred page information from old site to WordPress site, and checked links
  • Edited for grammar, style, and consistency on a digital book and Sherlockian.net

Content Editor: January–May 2019

The Offbeat, East Lansing, MI

  • Communicated with authors through Submittable regarding deadlines, edits, and proofs
  • Read hundreds of submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and art pieces
  • Edited for grammar and style on three pieces, proofread four others

Writer and Editor: September–December 2018

ing Magazine, East Lansing, MI

  • Wrote four articles for print and four blog posts
  • Edited at all stages of production, including proofreading
  • Collaborated to plan promotional event for 50+ attendees

Peer Consultant: May-December 2018

Michigan State University Writing Center, East Lansing, MI

  • Guided non-native English speakers in improvement of their writing skills
  • Explained Chicago, APA, AP, and MLA style of citations and overall format
  • Delivered workshops on visual rhetoric and academic writing

Facilitator: August 2018

International Teaching Assistant Orientation, East Lansing, MI

  • Designed activities to help TAs create lesson plans and acclimate to American academia
  • Provided framework for discussions on US college culture and student expectations
  • Collaborated with team members to build activities and encourage conversation

Copyeditor and Translator: October–December 2017

Wownas Corporation, Higashiomi, Japan

  • Translated advertisements and information material from Japanese to English
  • Edited translated English copy, with reference to original Japanese
  • Exchanged cultural insights on tourism, communication, and language learning

Research and Social Media Assistant: September 2015–May 2017

Stephanie Amada, East Lansing, MI

  • Posted daily to Tumblr and Facebook, increasing follower interaction
  • Researched the publishing process for books and short stories
  • Contributed to Prof. Amada’s book proposal

Copyediting Intern: May–September 2016

Tokyo Journal, Los Angeles, California, worked remotely

  • Edited articles as Word documents with Track Changes, and PDFs with comments
  • Checked accreditation and pagination on digital proofs
  • Communicated with supervisors and shared Word files several times each week

Writer: March 2016

Refugee Development Center, Lansing, MI, worked remotely

  • Conducted one email questionnaire and two phone interviews  
  • Wrote explanations of RDC programs for a diverse audience  
  • Presented product, research, and methodology to client with team

Private Tutor: June 2013–August 2015

Keann Leonard, Portland, OR

  • Assisted elementary school student with homework and projects
  • Taught Geography, Math, and research methods

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

4th Grade Classroom Assistant: January–April 2017

Glencairn Elementary School, East Lansing, MI

  • Led groups and worked one-on-one in a writing class
  • Increased student confidence and completion of assignments

2nd Grade Classroom Assistant: January–June 2015

Terra Linda Elementary School, Beaverton, OR

  • Increased ELL students’ English comprehension skills with reading sessions
  • Instructed and encouraged students struggling with Math
  • Prepared classroom materials like worksheets and illustration guides

Children’s Craft Leader: Every March, 2011–2015

St. Pius X Catholic Church, Portland, OR

  • Designed crafts and taught them to children, according to age
  • Assisted with set-up of dining hall, kitchen, and craft room

SKILLS

  • Japanese
  • HTML and CSS
  • Overleaf (LaTeX)
  • WordPress
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Google Docs
  • Yoast
  • Social Media
    • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter