Having earned a BS in English, with minors in communication and literature, from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Georgia College and State University, I recently relocated to Rhode Island and work as a copyeditor and layout artist for Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, as well as providing freelance editing services to a variety of clients. I have worked as a writing consultant and teaching fellow for three years, teaching introductory writing courses to first-year undergraduate students. I was also the managing editor and layout artist of SLAB, a literary journal and served as the managing editor of Arts & Letters and an associate editor of 2040 Books, an imprint of Santa Fe Writers Project that publishes and promotes books by writers of color. I copyedited content and laid out book interiors using Adobe InDesign for all of these organizations. I have freelanced as a graphic designer for five years creating posters, promotional materials, labels, ePUB conversions for published books, and other documents, and I spent a summer writing ad copy and newsletter content for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council as an intern.