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Whitley A. | Elance
 
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Whitley A.

Creative writer and editor seeking freelance work
   United States
  |   Swansea, IL

Overview

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it." -- No truer words were spoken than by the great Albus Dumbledore.

Armed with a battered notebook, harrowing experiences of a semester spent teaching, and bruised-and-battered degree in English, I am currently working as an administrative assistant/receptionist for a small StL publishing company, interning for Carol Mann Agency, and working on my own YA novel.

In the inbetween, I am sharpening my...

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Portfolio

This is a short story I wrote about a young woman dealing with the knowledge that she...
A literary research paper on feminism in the Harry Potter book series.
A Young Adult fiction short story

Skills (10)

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68+ wpm typing speed
Member of the 2011 River Bluf Review Editorial Staff
Remote reader internship with Carol Mann (literary) agency
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Stylized Writing
Children's Writing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Employment

Carol Mann Agency
Remote Reader (Intern)
2012 - Present
I read manuscript submissions to the literary agency and write reports for the agents, suggesting whether or not they should chose to represent the novels and pursue publication.
St. Clair County Regional Office of Education
Substitute Teacher
2011 - Present
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Office Clerk, Department of Economics and Finance
2010 - 2011
Assisted professors and department secretary. Duties included working the front desk, answering phones, filing, assisting graduate students with registration, composing and editing letters, and...

Education

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary English
- 2012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bachelor of Arts English (Creative Writing minor)
- 2011
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Children's
Proofreading
Young Adult
Fiction
Creative Writing
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Whitley A.