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Linda Gallant

Freelance writer and editor
   United States
  |   Philadelphia, PA

Overview

While working as the Assistant to the Editor of This Old House magazine I was given the opportunity to write pieces on subjects ranging from the mortgage crisis to found art. As a contributor to This Old House's blog, The Hardware Aisle, I was given free reign to post about products and services readers could utilize in an effort to make their homes more green, efficient, and beautiful. I earned my M.A. in English and American Literature from New York University while working full-time for the magazine and graduated magna cum laude from...

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A guide to navigating the early stages of the mortgage crisis for the average homeowner.
A blog post describing the environmental and aesthetic benefits of using cork as an...

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Linda Gallant
1115 Curtis Ave.
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

SUMMARY:

-Assistant to the Editor of This Old House, publication of Time Inc.
-Publicist at Princeton University Press
-Graduated magna cum laude with an M.A. in English and American Literature from
New York University, September 2009


COMPUTER/TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Proficient with MS Office, Macintosh OS X, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Windows 2000/XP, PA2000, Entourage, QuarkXpress, Quark Publishing System, TypePad and digital photography


EDUCATION:

2009: M.A. in English and American Literature, New York University; 3.83 GPA
2005: B.A. in English, The College of New Jersey; 3.84 GPA
2004: St. Andrews University, Scotland %u2013 semester abroad


EXPERIENCE:

Assistant to the Editor, This Old House (publication of Time Inc.)
February 2007 to November 2009

-Assisted in researching, fact-checking, and writing content for This Old House, Sports Illustrated: Homeowner's Edition, ThisOldHouse.com, and The Hardware Aisle blog
-Supervised teams of spring and fall undergraduate interns
-Instructed interns in the use of TypePad blogging software for uploading posts on The Hardware Aisle blog and acted as a resource for troubleshooting. Helped to outline appropriate subjects for blogging and provided a scaffolding for online research.
-Maintained editor%u2019s calendar/schedule and updated the editorial budget per issue
-Helped to create various PowerPoint presentations for editorial and advertising sales...

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Education

New York University
Master of Arts in English and American Literature
2007 - 2009
The College of New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts in English
2001 - 2005
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