Self-employed, Des Moines, IA
Freelancer, June 2010– Present
Interact with editors and designers to write articles for Meredith Corporation’s Special Interest
Media and Integrated Marketing departments. Assist fellow freelancers with creative projects.
Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA
Intern for Do It Yourself Magazine, June 2009–August 2010
Worked closely with the editor and art director throughout the publishing process. Wrote for the magazine as well as
its website. Contributed to its social networking initiatives, including Facebook and Twitter. Participated as a member
of the Team DIY blog.
Drake Magazine Online, Des Moines, IA
Writer, Fall 2008–Spring 2009
Wrote for the online version of Drake Magazine. Brainstormed and shared ideas while working closely with editors.
Adhered to strict deadlines and delivered quality work.
Learned the ins and outs of both the creative and business sides of the magazine industry. Put this practical
knowledge to use by “launching” a prototype of an original magazine along with a comprehensive business plan.
Magazine Freelance Writing
Pitched story ideas and wrote query letters for stories that catered to specifically targeted magazines. Learned
keywords and writing for SEO by writing a slideshow and a personal blog. Created a personal, professional website.
Print Media Editing
Refined my copy editing skills in this class, which emphasized grammar, usage, and Associated Press style. Intensive
work on both macro- and microediting as well as fact-checking. Guided a story from the idea stage all the way
through to a finished product in a layout.
Magazine Staff Writing
Pitched story ideas and wrote multiple drafts of brief, profile, travel, and feature articles. Became familiar with writing
and posting an online blog. Developed a critical eye during peer editing sessions. Composed video in iMovie to