Curriculum Vitae

Skills
Writing
  • Proficient in MLA, APA, & AP styles
  • Comfortable writing & reading fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and argumentative prose
  • Over five years experience editing the writing of others in professional setting
Technology
Graphic Design Software
  • Adobe Photoshop: Proficient
  • Adobe InDesign: Expert
  • Adobe Illustrator: comfortable using
Office Software
  • Microsoft Word: Expert
  • Microsoft Excel: Proficient
  • Microsoft Access: Proficient
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: Proficient
Design & Programming Languages
  • HTML: Expert
  • MySQL: Proficient
  • CSS: Proficient
  • PHP: comfortable using
Work experience
Development Associate

May 2014-Present
for a nonprofit literary arts organization;
assists the Development Director with any required tasks

Responsibilities
  • entering, maintaining information in shared SQL database.
    • Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word with Mail Merge, Patron Manager, DropBox
  • grant writing
    • grant seeking, researching foundations, grant proposals
  • discretion
    • Database contains thousands of entries with personal mailing information and financial records.
Safety Officer

May 2014-Present
for a nonprofit literary arts organization;

Responsibilities

responsible for safety of building and its inhabitants

Academic Tutor

September 2013-Present
for university’s athletics department;
subjects include English, Communications, Linguistics, Journalism, Business Writing, Information Communication Technology

Responsibilities
  • punctuality
  • flexibility
    • must learn individual students’ learning styles and adjust sessions accordingly
    • scheduled sessions are anywhere from 8am to 9pm
  • creativity
    • produce study guides for various classes, each one specific to students’ learning styles
Classes tutored
  • Communication & Information Studies
    • Composition & Communication I
    • Composition & Communication II
  • English & Linguistics
    • The History of the English Language
    • Introduction to Linguistics
    • Introduction to Literature
  • Gender & Women Studies
    • Black Women in America
  • Journalism
    • Introduction to Journalism
    • Writing for the Mass Media
    • Visual Communication (i.e. “Graphic Design”)
    • History of Journalism
  • Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Media
    • Composition & Communication I
    • Composition & Communication II
    • Business Writing
Library Page

September 2012-Septermber 2013
for public library;
shelved books as needed, assisted library patrons

Responsibilities
  • quickly sorting call numbers
  • quickly and accurately alphabetizing books by author, title
  • tidying up the stacks
  • assisting patrons in finding materials
  • lifting, bending, stretching, squatting