Elissa C
Writer #9060
Milwaukee, WI
Joined 3/26/2014
4 Star Rating
24 Projects
0 Endorsements
2 Elite Skills
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.
Publishing
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Elissa C's Publishing Industry Experience

2 Projects Completed

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.

Specialties

Elissa regularly writes product spotlights and bar/restaurant reviews for Alcoholmanac, a local Milwaukee magazine. She has written graduate school presentations on gender issues in linguistics, mental health evaluations, student recommendations and evaluations of student writing, descriptions of winning writing contest entries, and a guest author introduction. She selects and edits narrative nonfiction for Third Coast Magazine. Additionally, she has completed a short story collection and is at work on a novel.

Interests

Elissa is interested in all things food-related-- vegetarian/vegan/organic cooking and baking, local products and restaurants, food justice, and gardening. She regularly volunteers at her local food co-op. Elissa also enjoys reading and spending time with her three cats.

Education

Beloit College

Beloit is a four-year liberal arts college. I took a writing-intensive curriculum that included coursework primarily in the social sciences, women's studies, and creative writing.

Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Areas of study included diagnosis and treatment of major mental illness with an emphasis on client-centered therapy. I completed a year-long field placement on an inpatient psychiatric unit in Chicago.

Western Michigan University

Areas of study included: fiction writing with a secondary emphasis on playwriting, composition and creative writing pedagogy, literature, and linguistics.

Food

9 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

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

8 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

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

2 Projects Completed

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 Description

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.

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