- Palm Desert, CA, US
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I am a joy to work with because I am trustworthy, hard-working, pleasant, and honest. I am extremely well-educated, well-read, intelligent and creative. I have an MA in English,more...I am a joy to work with because I am trustworthy, hard-working, pleasant, and honest. I am extremely well-educated, well-read, intelligent and creative. I have an MA in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. I am currently writing my third novel. I have published short stories, articles, poetry, and plays. I have worked as an editor, and a writing and English teacher, at University of California, Riverside in Palm Desert, and at the junior high and high school level.
Area Covered: writing, editing, teaching, tutoring, consultation in writing projects
Work Experience Summary: I started out in my life by working retail, and studying theatre and writing. In college, I majored in creative writing, and taught composition and tutored writing students, in particular students with learning disabilities. I also edited the literary magazine at my school. Following this, I worked as a publishing assistant for a small startup company, where I edited books, dealt with customer service and marketing, handled author's book tours, and even managed all the accounting. After this, I worked for a newspaper as a writer and editor for two years. Meanwhile, I was going to school getting my graduate degrees in Creative Writing and English. I wrote many papers and articles during this time. I worked for a while as a fiction writer and playwright, and then I later taught Creative Writing at University of California Riverside in Palm Desert, and then began getting my teaching credential in English.
Education Summary: I have a BA in Literature and Creative Writing that I received with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1995. I soon went on to get a MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing in the areas of fiction writing and playwriting from San Francisco State University. I later went to get my teaching credential in English at Chapman University, which I am still completing.