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Patrice Carey 284 E. 600 N. #14 Provo, UT 84606 ● patricecarey8@gmail.com ● 801-725-0174

Education Brigham Young University (BYU), 2007–present BA English Minor: Editing Graduating with university honors

3.97 GPA 3.92 GPA 4.00 GPA

Editing and Writing Courses          

English Language 430R, Editing for Publication: experience in writing, editing, designing, and proofreading for Stowaway, a travel magazine English Language 410R, Substantive Editing: principles of substantive fiction editing English Language 350, Basic Editing Skills: principles of copyediting; creating a sample in-house style guide for Runner’s World Computer Humanities 230, Print Publishing 1: principles of Adobe InDesign; overview of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop English 317R, Writing Creative Nonfiction: skills and practice in writing nonfiction Honors 300R, Advanced Writing: skills and practice in writing memoir English 320R, Writing for Children and Adolescents: skills and practice in writing picture books, middle grade fiction, and young adult fiction Honors 301R, Beginning Novel: principles and practice in writing novels Honors 303R, Writing the Peer Handbook: writing and editing articles for Why Write: The Honors 150 Handbook, 3rd ed. Spanish 205, University Spanish 3: grammatical principles of and conversational practice in Spanish

Work Experience 

Peer Mentor, Freshman Mentoring, May 2009–June 2010; January 2012–present o Organize workshops for 4–10 students on academic habits such as time management and writing skills o Team-teach two sessions on role induction to groups of 25–30 peer mentors o Conduct interviews with 250 freshmen about their adjustment to the university o Place and answer phone calls in the Freshman Mentoring office

Publications Published three articles in Why Write: The Honors 150 Handbook, 3rd ed.


o “Honors Graduation: The Facts” o “The Point of Political Correctness” o “Service Learning: My Eye-Opener” o “Industrial Death: Dismantling Geneva Steel” Published a poem, “Guys” in In Other Words, a poetry anthology

Service and Leadership 

Senior Editor, Stowaway Magazine, 2013–present o Edited ten articles, first with a substantive edit and then with a copyedit o Met with each author to discuss and negotiate revisions o Researched, wrote, revised, and proofread an article on English food o Worked as the Assistant Facebook Manager to promote Stowaway’s online presence through posting on social media websites o Sold an ad to Runner’s Corner to help fund Stowaway

Volunteer Secretary, August 2012–present o Collected and reported data on attendance and visiting teaching o Took minutes in and prepared agendas for weekly meetings

Missionary, Manchester, England, June 2010–December 2011 o Increased missionary-congregation relations in one area from working with 12% to 100% of the congregation o Trained a new missionary in teaching lessons, making contacts, and working with local leaders o Kept detailed, daily records of the work done in each area to increase current and future efficiency o Prepared and delivered trainings based on Preach My Gospel

Teaching Assistant, BYU’s English Language Center, September–December 2007 o Practiced conversational English with 20 foreign-language students o Scribed for a blind girl during her written quizzes and read her part for her to repeat in role-plays

Skills and Interests  

Copyediting and substantive editing; basic design; photography; creative writing Computer programs, with advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

References 

Ann Dee Ellis, English Professor, Brigham Young University (801) 422-9784, anndeeellis@gmail.com She can comment on my writing abilities, creativity, and ability to meet deadlines.


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Patricia Esplin, former Director, Freshman Mentoring (801) 374-2199, pat_esplin@byu.edu She can comment on my work ethic and ability to be self-motivated.

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David Bullock, former England Manchester Mission President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (303) 771-1755, dave.bullock5@gmail.com He can comment on my team-working abilities and personal character.


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