Writer #9060
Milwaukee, WI
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Elissa recently completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction writing at Western Michigan University, where she taught award-winning composition at the college level for three years. She has judged Montcalm Community College's creative writing contest and helped read and evaluate MFA fiction applications for Western Michigan this past winter. She also serves as the nonfiction editor for Third Coast, a national literary journal.

Elissa's writing as appeared in: NANO Fiction, Midwestern Gothic, Quarterly West, Harpur Palate, The Chariton Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and PANK. She also regularly contributes bar reviews and product spotlights to Alcoholmanac, a nightlife and drink culture almanac based in Milwaukee.

In addition to her writing and editing experience, she can offer attention to detail in language, prompt work turnaround, and openness to suggestions for revision.

Highlights

Last Login
6/30/15
Elite Skills
2
Samples
4

Elissa C's Product Description Product Experience

5 Projects Completed

Elissa regularly contributes product reviews to Alcoholmanac, a Milwaukee drink and nightlife magazine. Reviews include company descriptions as well as tasting notes and recommendations.

Industry Projects

  • Food9
  • Education8
  • Publishing2

Summary of Industry Experience

Food

Elissa regularly contributes product spotlights and bar/restaurant reviews for Alcoholmanac, a local Milwaukee magazine focused on drink and nightlife culture. She recommends specific wine, beer, and spirits, synthesizing a panel's tasting notes as well as providing product company background.

Education

Elissa taught composition for three years at Western Michigan University, where she won the All-University Graduate Teaching Effectiveness award. She also completed graduate-level coursework in rhetoric/composition pedagogy and creative writing pedagogy, during which she developed a teaching philosophy, artist statement, syllabus, course description, lesson plans, and class handouts.

Publishing

Elissa is the nonfiction editor of Third Coast, a national literary journal. She reads and evaluates submissions, requests revisions, and communicates with writers regarding the status of their submissions.

Additionally, Elissa serves as the judge for Montcalm Community College's creative writing contest. This year, she helped read and evaluate MFA fiction applications for Western Michigan University.

Product Projects

  • Product Description5

Summary of Product Experience

Product Description

Elissa regularly contributes product reviews to Alcoholmanac, a Milwaukee drink and nightlife magazine. Reviews include company descriptions as well as tasting notes and recommendations.

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