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Rachel Nielsen  (707) 639-6031 465 East 200 North Provo, Utah 84606

EDUCATION Brigham Young University English language major, editing minor GPA 3.89/4.0 Major GPA 4.0/4.0 Minor GPA 4.0/4.0

Expected Graduation Date: April 2013

EDITING AND WRITING EXPERIENCE Stowaway: Managing Editor Managed a staff of 22 as we created a travel magazine Wrote 2 articles Copyedited and substantively edited the magazine from cover to cover Reviewed queries, selected articles for publication, and led brainstorming sessions BYU Broadcasting Marketing Department: Editor and Writer Wrote and edited monthly articles highlighting television shows Met strict deadlines in order to produce monthly volumes of BYUtv Program Guide and Eleven Participated in the entire publication process, from brainstorming to reviewing final proofs Wrote 7 blog posts for the BYUtv blog Gained an in-depth understanding of the LDS Church style guide BYU Humanities Publication Center: Intern Copyedited academic articles and novels written by BYU faculty Managed several projects simultaneously Stance for the Family Student Journal: Senior Editor Edited scholarly papers Evaluated submissions and helped select articles for publication Created content for the website Managed social media

Jan 2013–present

Apr 2012–present

Feb 2012–Aug 2012

Jan 2012–present

BYU Center for Service and Learning: Editor and Writer Aug 2011–Sept 2012 Wrote and edited press releases, weekly newsletters, award applications, and yearly reports Received critiques and gained the ability to accept useful criticism Writing Fellows: Senior Fellow Tutored 20 students on principles of effective writing Trained Writing Fellows on coherence and cohesion at an office-wide retreat Received training on the principles of effective writing

Jan 2011–present

RELATED COURSEWORK Writing: Children’s and Young Adult’s Literature; Writing and Rhetoric, honors; Writing and Pedagogy, honors Editing: Modern American Usage, Basic Editing Skills, Genre and Substantive Editing, Editing for Publication Design: Print Publishing REFRFRENCES Marvin Gardner, Editing Professor:, 801.422.1253 Can comment on my editing, writing, and leadership abilities Delys Snyder, Writing Fellows Coordinator:, 801.422.1394 Can comment on my writing abilities and my interpersonal skills Mel Thorne, Humanities Publication Center Director:, 801.422.1719 Can comment on my editing abilities and my work ethic


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