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Jessica Allen 1960 N Canyon Rd #19  Provo, UT 84604  (801) 669-7302  jessica.rae.allen727@gmail.com

Education ________________________________________________________ Brigham Young University (BYU), 2009–present BA: English Language Minor: Editing Graduation: April 2013 Editing courses taken: English Language 322 (Modern American Usage) English Language 325 (Grammar of English) English Language 350 (Basic Editing Skills) English Language 410R (Genre and Substantive Editing: Fiction) Computers in the Humanities 230 (Print Publishing) English Language 421R (Studies in Language or Editing) English Language 430R (Editing for Publication: Stowaway Magazine) Study Abroad, June 2012–August 2012 Participated in the BYU English Language study abroad program to the British Isles Studied the linguistic variation of English dialects

Editing Experience __________________________________________________________ Copyeditor, Stowaway, January 2013–April 2013  Brainstormed articles idea with the staff  Wrote one article for the publication  Copyedited articles and other miscellaneous projects Facebook Manager, Stowaway, January 2013–April 2013  Responded to activity on the Stowaway Facebook account  Posted Stowaway events, contests, and articles Editorial Intern, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, September 2012–April 2013  Copyedited articles for publication in a scholarly journal  Wrote abstracts for articles from previous issues  Edited, proofed, and checked sources of miscellaneous texts for the senior editor Managing Editor, Schwa: Linguistic Perspectives on Language, January 2013–April 2013  Oversaw the editing process of an on-campus student journal  Worked closely with the editor in chief to make administrative decisions  Maintained the organization and progression of the journal’s publication process  Performed final edits and proofs of each article before the journal went to press Senior Editor, Schwa: Linguistic Perspectives on Language, January 2012–December 2012  Reviewed editorial decisions of staff members  Provided clarity on the preferences of The Chicago Manual of Style to the staff  Consolidated staff edits from multiple hard copies to a single electronic copy Editorial Staff, Schwa: Linguistic Perspectives on Language, August 2011–December 2011  Evaluated articles for admission into an on-campus student journal  Completed substantive edits, copyedits, and proofs of admitted articles  Wrote abstracts for admitted articles


Jessica Allen Additional Work Experience _________________________________________________ Admissions Secretary, J. Reuben Clark Law School, August 2011–September 2012  Assisted law school applicants  Answered phones and responded to e-mails  Filed application documents  Edited coursework for the assistant dean of admissions  Performed miscellaneous office tasks

References __________________________________________________________________ Don L. Brugger, Senior Editor, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, BYU don_brugger@byu.edu He can comment on my editorial capabilities and proficiency. Marvin K. Gardner, Teaching Professor of English Language and Editing, BYU (801) 422-1253 marv_gardner@byu.edu He can comment on my editing skills and my competence as a student. Carl Hernandez III, Assistant Dean of Admissions, J. Reuben Clark Law School, BYU (801) 422-6386 hernandezc@law.byu.edu He can comment on my work ethic and my general character.

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