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Jessica Allen 1960 N Canyon Rd #19  Provo, UT 84604  (801) 669-7302 

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 He can comment on my editorial capabilities and proficiency. Marvin K. Gardner, Teaching Professor of English Language and Editing, BYU (801) 422-1253 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 He can comment on my work ethic and my general character.

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