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TRAVEL GUIDES

TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

SCIENCE AND NATURE

CRAFTS  AND WELLNESS

HISTORY

FOOD AND DRINK

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Skills & Experience

Over the past seven years I have managed, edited, and/or written a variety of print publications in the realms of travel and adventure, history, science, and beyond. I love guiding books from developmental stages through to final proofing, and every step in between. I’ve also spent time as a teacher, both full-time and giving specialized workshops. My skills include:

  • Developmental editing. I’ve shaped initial vision and content, conduced research, crafted outlines and flat plans, and worked with design and photo editorial teams to craft an inspiring product.
  • Copyediting. I’ve performed substantive line-by-line edits on illustration-rich publications, essays, and marketing content for print and online.
  • Research and fact checking. From the early stages of a projects’ development to final factchecks, I’m adept at ensuring that all content is consistent, accurate, and up-to-date.
  • Proofreading. My background in illustrated publishing has made me particularly strong in editing and proofing not just info-rich manuscripts, but also images, graphics, and cartography.
  • Writing. I have applied my experience and love for travel and the outdoors in writing engaging marketing copy, articles, and full manuscripts like National Geographic’s Greatest Parks of the World and An Uncommon History of Common Things 2.
  • Teaching. I have developed and taught workshops on travel writing, fiction writing, and the many trips and tricks that a writer needs to get the job done. I have taught 1.5 and three-hour workshops for writing centers such has Writers Victoria and Writers NSW, helping writers how to turn their adventures into compelling narratives that anyone can insert themselves into. I spent three years as a high school English and Creative Writing teacher developing curriculum, pacing back and forth while reading speeches from Macbeth, and gesturing wildly at kids aged 14 to 17.

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In-house editorial and teaching experience:

  • Editor, Hardie Grant Travel (Melbourne, Australia). 2016-2017
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (Rockville, Maryland USA). 2012-2015.
  • Editorial Assistant and Project Manager, HEMA Maps (Brisbane, Australia). 2010-2011

Education:

  • BA in English (Writing) from Christopher Newport University, 2006
  • Master of Journalism, University of Queensland, 2009 (with a focus on travel writing)

 

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