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Education & Personal Development


Specialized Certificate in Copyediting

University of San Diego, Extension, 2020–2021

Courses: Grammar Lab, Copyediting I, II, III, Copyediting for Fiction, Copy Editing with Associated Press Style, Digital Skills for Editors, The Business of Copyediting, Self-Editing & Publishing for the Web

BA, Journalism & Mass Communications, emphasis in PR & Advertising

University of Northern Colorado, 2000–2004

Research Assistant, Alice Klement (supervisor)

Media Intern, Greeley Downtown Development Authority

Courses & Workshops


Editing for Conscious and Inclusive Language–EFA, self-paced, 2022

Introduction to Line Editing Fiction & Creative Nonfiction–EFA, Summer 2021

Proofreading & Copyediting with The Chicago Manual of Style–EFA, Summer 2021

Developmental Editing (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)–EFA, Fall 2020 to Spring 2021

Copyediting (Beginning)–EFA, Fall 2020

Foundations of Storytelling for Developmental Editors–EFA, Fall 2020


Boot Camp for Writers–The Writer's Center, Fall 2021

Life Stories Intensive–The Writer's Center, Fall 2020

Intro to Writing Personal Narrative–Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Fall 2010

Writing the Short Story–Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Spring 2008

Writing the Short Story–Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Fall 2007



Understanding Styles and Templates in Word–EFA, Summer 2021

Demystifying Macros: A Beginner's Guide–EFA, Spring 2021

Finding Your Voice–EFA, Spring 2021

Setting up Your Freelance Editorial Business–EFA, Spring 2021

Introduction to The Chicago Manual of Style–EFA, Fall 2020


Contracts and Copyrights–The Writer's Center, Fall 2021

Freelance Essays–The Writer's Center, Fall 2021

Lit Mags 101–The Writer's Center, Fall 2021

Self-Inquiry and Personal Storytelling–The Writer's Center, Fall 2021

Unusual Forms: The Hermit Crab Essay–The Writer's Center, Fall 2021

Words, Women, & Friendship–The Writer's Center, Fall 2021

Humorous Personal Essays–Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Spring 2021

How to Write a Lot–The Writer's Center, Fall 2020

Memoir & Motherhood–The Writer's Center, Fall 2020

The Form of the Essay–Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Fall 2020

Finding Your Unique Writing Voice–Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Fall 2020

Intimate Interviews for Personal Essay and Memoir–Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Fall 2020

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