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Karleanne Matthews Writing, Editing, and Digital Media 626.622.9138 or 808.436.7879

Education University of Rochester—M.A. English, expected August 2014 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa—B.A. English and B.A. Dance, May 2012 Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, highest honors from University Honors Program Maranatha High School—Diploma, May 2008 Summa cum laude Selected Employment Writer and Editor, Freelance, December 2011–Present Duties: Researching and writing articles for local news outlets; editing and proofreading materials for individuals and publishing houses. Notable clients: Honolulu Weekly, Bess Press. Editor and Publisher, INhonolulu, November 2012–Present Duties: Managing a collaborative, online local lifestyles magazine by assigning and editing stories, preparing interactive web layouts, and maintaining a website. Changed positions in June 2013. Senior Staff Writer and Photographer, Ka Leo O Hawai‘i, July 2011–December 2012 Duties: Researching and writing stories to be published in the UH Mānoa newspaper; turning in complete story-photo packages with high-quality and relevant photo content. Chief Copy Editor, Ka Leo O Hawai‘i, May 2011–May 2012 Duties: Overseeing the copy desk at UH Mānoa’s student newspaper and ensuring the accuracy, clarity, and general quality of content; managing four regular copy editors and four interns; and proofreading stories for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and consistency with Associated Press style. Associate Chief Copy Editor, Ka Leo O Hawai‘i, January 2011–May 2011 Duties: Assisting the Chief Copy Editor in her duties; representing the copy desk at weekly staff meetings, overseeing the work of copy editors for accuracy; proofreading stories for the UH Mānoa newspaper for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and consistency with Associated Press style. Co-Owner, Paran Photography, August 2009–May 2011 Duties: Advertising and establishing a clientele, conducting consultations, photographing sessions and special events, processing photos, and maintaining a website. Harpist, Self-Represented, 2002–2008 Duties: Networking and building a client base, conducting consultations in order to set programs, and coordinating with other musicians to provide solo and ensemble event entertainment. Language Skills American Sign Language: Conversational fluency Latin: Basic comprehension Other Skills and Qualifications Experience in both PC and Mac-driven office environments and general technological fluency Expertise designing and updating websites through WordPress and other content management systems Thorough knowledge of Associated Press, MLA, and Chicago styles Mastery of Microsoft Office programs (including Excel) Familiarity with PC and Mac media editing programs

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