Proofreading, editing, writing, tutoring, English instruction, grammar, formatting, MLA Style, CMS Style, creative writing, nonfiction writing, essay/research writing
Reading, writing, poetry, cheesy movies, random trivia, entomology, etymology, nitpicking her own work, true crime, true nerdiness, postmodernism, and creating bizarre visual collages for no reason but fun
Anna S. completed her requirements for her Bachelor of Arts in English degree. Her concentrations were in composition and literature, with a strong focus on creative composition, editing, proofreading, and literary analysis/comprehension. She graduate with a GPA of 3.5.
Anna S. completed her Master of Arts in English degree with a concentration in Composition and Writing. Her graduate GPA was 4.0, and she completed her PRAXIS exam with honors. She was selected for the Phi Kappa Phi English Honors Society upon completion of her degree.
Ms. S. worked as an English instructor at several universities, including the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana Tech University. She instructed students in remedial English, introductory English, literature, composition, grammar, literary analysis, research assignments, and editing/proofreading.
As a freelance tutor, Anna worked one-on-one with both students and adults to hone their strengths and bolster their weaknesses within different aspects of liberal arts and the English language.
As a freelance proofreader and editor, she worked with amateur writers, local companies, and high school/college students to fine-tune and perform quality checks on publications and essays/examinations.
Anna worked as a technical writer, proofreader, and editor for JPMorgan Chase. Utilizing the company's internal programs and frameworks-- along with Microsoft Office and Excel suites-- she worked with specialists within the industry to create and update technical manuals for workers within the training to advanced levels of employment.
Anna worked concurrently as a general office worker an technical writer/editor while at JPMorgan Chase and while working as an English instructor at various universities.
This basic work included clerical duties, using office hardware (copy machines, shredders, fax machines, printers, laptop maintenance, etc.), and using office software (primarily, the Microsoft Word and Excel suites). She took notes, kept schedules, and maintained steady contact through Microsoft Outlook and company-specific email networks.
Ms. S. has written articles-- mostly opinion or "factoid" pieces-- on subjects ranging from local businesses to pop culture to politics to education to art. Whether academic, serious, or comical, she has written in a variety of styles, and is comfortable addressing an article much like a "looser" essay.
Ms. S. has consistently worked as a writer, editor, and proofreader of short stories, books, novellas, and poetry. She has written her own book of short stories and her own book of poetry, having expertise in creative writing through professional and freelance means. She has edited, proofread, and ghostwritten books for independent/amateur authors as a freelance proofreader and editor.
Ms. S. has recreationally blogged for over a decade. She enjoys addressing current news, pop culture, trivia, movies, books, literature, ethics, postmodernism, and humorous observations. Many of Anna's blog posts have come from a sense of postmodern irony, and some are composed of original poetry (not in high demand, naturally).