Resume

Experience

Freelance Nonfiction Writer                                                              2011-Present

My articles and essays have appeared in The Journal of Popular Culture, Word Riot, The Acentos Review, Thin Air Magazine, The Latin Kitchen, Gothamist, and Freerange Nonfiction.

Managing Editor—StoryTerrace                                                              Jan. 2019-Nov. 2020

Promoted from Senior Project Editor (Jan. 2019-Nov. 2019). Managed a team for eight     Project Editors and over four hundred freelance writers and editors to provide high-quality memoirs and nonfiction books to a wide range of clients.

Ghost Writer/Copy Editor—Story Terrace                                                        2017-2019

I ghostwrite memoirs and professional materials for individuals and organizations. I also copy edit and proofread other writers’ manuscripts, interact with clients, and move projects from drafts to completed books.

Nonfiction Editor—Thin Air Magazine                                                                    2016-2017

I selected nonfiction works for publication in NAU’s annual literary magazine. I edited all pieces for style, tone, and grammar, and worked with other genre editors to assemble cohesive magazine.

Assistant Nonfiction Editor—Thin Air Magazine                                              2015-2016

I assisted nonfiction editor with all submissions, readings, editing, and communication with writers.

Graduate Teaching Assistant—Northern Arizona University                                  2015-2017

Instructor of purpose for required 100 and 200-level composition courses with focus on reading and writing in the academic community.

Writing Assistant—University Writing Commons, NAU                                    2015-2017

Primary instructor for ENG 100, which helps students hone their writing skills and rhetoric skills. I worked one-on-one with students of all backgrounds, freshman through graduate level, on various projects for academic and professional purposes.

Education

Master of Fine Arts—Creative Writing           2017

Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, Arizona                                                                                                                           

Documentary Intensive—Creative Writing     2013

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies; Portland, Maine                                                                                                                              

Bachelor of Fine Arts—Filmmaking              2006

New York University; New York, New York                                                                                                           

Other Professional Experience

Executive Producer—Roving Pictures Company                             2015-2019 I was the executive producer for the boutique color house, Roving Pictures Company, which provides high-end color correction for commercials, films, series, and web content. I found new business and drove sales, liaised with clients regarding schedule, budget, and deliverables, and handled all accounting matters.

Editorial/VFX Producer                                                             2004-2016 I produced editorial and VFX for high-end commercials for editors Eric Zumbrunnen, Kirk Baxter, Conor O’Neill, Matt Murphy, Elliot Graham and more. I managed post-production workflow, created edit schedules, interacted daily with clients, created and actualized budgets. I interviewed, hired, and supervised necessary staff, such as editors, assistant editors, colorists, sound mixers, and VFX artists.
– Companies: Exile, PlayStation, Stungun Productions, Participant Media, Ghost Robot, 1stAveMachine and others
– Clients: Apple, Google, Facebook, Nike, Reebok, Wells Fargo, EA Games, Audi, General Motors, Chevrolet, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Sabra Hummus, MTV, Clinique, Rolex, Proctor and Gamble

Skills

– Creative writing consultant

– Copy editing and proofreading

– Familiar with MLA and Chicago Style

– Proficient in Lightroom, InDesign, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prezi, WordPress

– CMS / website management

– Spanish speaker – intermediate level

References available upon request.