Alexis S
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Columbia, SC
Joined 12/13/2016
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Alexis is a writer, editor, and educator with an extensive background in writing and editing for non-profits, educational programs, websites, and academia. While she's made her home in locations across the globe, from New Orleans to South Korea, she is currently living in Columbia, South Carolina, where she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in English (Writing Concentration) and an MFA in Creative Writing. She has been a professional writer and editor since 2007, during which time she's been involved in a number of projects, such as editing dissertations, theses, journal articles, and full-length book manuscripts; composing editorials for a local arts magazine and blog; creating web content for a local travel agency; and writing and editing government and foundation grants for non-profit organizations. Additionally, she has been actively involved in communications and marketing while employed at a variety of non-profits, including writing and editing grants for a statewide advocacy agency, proofreading and writing articles for newsletters at a local rape crisis center, and coordinating development efforts for a national non-profit.
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Alexis S's Article Product Experience

175 Projects Completed

As Assistant News Editor at The Gamecock, University of South Carolina's newspaper, Alexis wrote 2-3 articles per week and has since expanded her repertoire to writing for magazines and online publications. Most recently, as an employee at the University of South Carolina, she wrote biweekly news articles for a university department highlighting the work by students, faculty, and staff.

Specialties

Grant Writing: Federal, state, and local government grants (EPA, USCIS, CDBG, CSBG, etc.); foundational grants; corporate foundations and funders; grassroots fundraising materials

Editing and Proofreading: Grant applications/proposals, e-mails, e-blasts, newsletters, letters, essays, novels, memoirs, dissertations, theses, PowerPoint presentations

Media and Marketing: Press releases, Facebook posts, Twitter posts, e-blasts, newsletters

General Writing: Articles, op-ed, academic essays, travel essays, blog posts, articles, PowerPoint presentations

Interests

Since third grade, Alexis wanted to be a writer, and she's been grateful to see her dreams come true. Her passion for writing and reading led her to study English and Creative Writing in undergrad and grad school and to continually find ways to expand her writing repertoire, from writing for newspapers and magazines to creating content for websites and developing grant proposals for non-profits.

Areas of interest include education, cultural competency, travel, literature, media studies, film studies, gender studies, women's rights, social justice, and non-profits.

Besides writing and reading, in her spare time, Alexis likes to practice Tae Kwon Do, attempt new yoga poses, and make up songs on her piano.

Education

University of South Carolina

GPA 4.0, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors College Graduate

University of South Carolina

GPA 4.0

University of South Carolina

GPA 4.0

Non Profit

75 Projects Completed

For the majority of her career, Alexis has worked in the non-profit sector, with a specific focus on communications, development, and education. Previous projects include writing grants, newsletter articles, blog posts, and training curricula.

Education

24 Projects Completed

Alexis has a long history of editing and proofreading academic work, including articles, dissertations, and theses. From journal articles by professors of Social Work to book-length dissertations in the fields of Anthropology, Political Science, and Physics, Alexis has provided editorial support and feedback for a wide range of scholars in diverse fields. Additionally, with an MFA in Creative Writing and a Certificate in Gender Studies, Alexis also has a background in writing for academic audiences in the Liberal Arts and Cultural Studies fields.

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175 Projects Completed

As Assistant News Editor at The Gamecock, University of South Carolina's newspaper, Alexis wrote 2-3 articles per week and has since expanded her repertoire to writing for magazines and online publications. Most recently, as an employee at the University of South Carolina, she wrote biweekly news articles for a university department highlighting the work by students, faculty, and staff.

Grant/Proposal

90 Projects Completed

Alexis has extensive experience in development and grant-writing, from working as the Lead Development Coordinator at a national non-profit in New Orleans to writing a wide variety of grant proposals for local non-profit agencies in South Carolina and beyond.

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