Musings on the Wild World of Writing & Editing

Résumé

Education
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 
Bachelor of Arts, Writing, December 2012
Minor: French | GPA: 4.0


Relevant Experience
Peer Consultant, August 2011-December 2012
William L. Adams Center for Writing, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

  • Tutored undergraduate students both one-on-one and online in all subject areas
  • Aided students in revising and editing their papers in grammar, composition, and citation styles
  • Collaborated with students to improve their writing process

Acquisitions Associate, January 2012- August 2012
TCU Press, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

  • Evaluated manuscripts in consideration for acquisition and wrote notes and summary reports for manuscripts
  • Wrote and mailed letters for rejected manuscripts
  • Copyedited manuscripts and page proofs
  • Wrote advertising copy for upcoming books

Editor, January 2010-December 2010; August 2011-December 2011
eleven40seven: TCU’s Student Journal of the Arts, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

  • Edited, updated, and maintained website
  • Read and evaluated submissions in art, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction
  • Copyedited accepted material
  • Contributed to ad campaigns for the journal
  • Helped organize release event

Other Experience 

  • Guest Experience Host, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, November 2010-August 2011, Fort Worth, TX
  • Sales Associate, Gap, April 2010-August 2010, Fort Worth, TX
  • Sales Associate, Old Navy, June 2009-August 2009, Lewisville, TX

Activities

  • Bryson Literary Society, 2nd Vice President, August 2010- May 2011; President, August 2011- May 2012
  • TCU Ambassadors, August 2009-May 2010
  • Planned Parenthood Volunteer, August 2012-Present

Skills

  • Excellent writing skills and interpersonal communication ability
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Creative abilities combined with strong organizational skills
  • Advanced critical thinking and reading abilities
  • Ability to work in teams or independently
  • Adept with Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Basic abilities with Adobe Creative Suite

My LinkedIn profile can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rachel-spurrier/47/490/176

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