Resume


A L Y S S A  J O N E S
OBJECTIVE
I am currently working for a major publishing company. I am willing to offer freelance editorial work at very reasonable rates. Connect with me on LinkedIn.

WORK EXPERIENCE
December 2011 - Present
LifeWay Christian Resources - Content Editor           Nashville, TN
Wrote and edited biblical content for The Gospel Project for Kids. Collaborated on various other resources.

April 2011 - June 2011
Local Writer Freelance - Copy Editor           Nashville, TN
Performed copy editing duties for a 250-page manuscript by a writer in Manhattan, KS.

August 2009 - December 2011
LifeWay Christian Resources -  Production Editor           Nashville, TN
Served as a production editor on the preteen team for the Childhood Ministry Publishing department.

June 2009 - July 2009
LifeWay Christian Resources - Editorial Intern           Nashville, TN
Served as an editorial intern performing editorial duties for the Childhood Ministry Publishing department.

September 2007 - March 2009
Touchstone Literary Journal - Assistant Copy Editor           Manhattan, KS
Assisted with copyediting duties for two annual Touchstone annual literary journals at Kansas State University.

October 2008 - December 2008
Local Writers Freelance - Copy Editor           Manhattan, KS
Performed copyediting duties as needed for manuscripts of local writers.

October 2008 - December 2008
Cambridge Editing - Copy Editor          Manhattan, KS
Reviewed and revised the English websites of foreign companies operating in the United States.

August 2008 - September 2008
Kansas State Collegian - Weekly Columnist           Manhattan, KS
Wrote a weekly opinion column for the K-State Collegian concerning my thoughts on Christianity.

July 2007 - August 2008
Sunflower Publications - Contributing Writer           Lawrence, KS
Assisted in the development of a magazine representing student life at K-State and contributed six articles. 

EDUCATION
August 2006 - May 2009         
Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
Bachelor of Arts Major: English           Option: Literature
Course Schedule
GPA: 3.63           Graduation date: May 2009

August 2004 - May 2006
Allen Community College - Burlington, KS
Completed 32 college credit hours before high school graduation

August 2002 - May 2006
Burlington High School - Burlington, KS
GPA: 4.0           ACT Composite: 32 (English: 35) 

BACKGROUND & SKILLS
  • attentive to detail
  • hard worker, committed to meeting deadlines and strives for accuracy
  • familiar with numerous software programs on PCs and Macs including MS Office, Adobe InCopy CS3–6, Lotus Notes, Google Apps
  • good critical thinking skills; fast learner
  • excellent English language skills, some Spanish experience
  • strong interpersonal and team-related skills
  • B.A. in English with an emphasis in literature
  • 2 years copyediting for Kansas State's literary journal, Touchstone
  • 1.5 years writing for a student life magazine
  • 1 year writing for high school newspaper
  • very strong computer skills/knowledge
  • strong administrative and organizational skills
SPECIAL TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
  • Adobe InCopy Training (2009, 2010, 2012)
  • Google Apps Training (2009)
  • Business Ethics Training (2009, 2011)
  • Employee & Domestic Violence Training (2012)
  • Experience with XML tagging, Adobe InCopy, Blogger, Google Sites, Wordpress
  • Served as production editor for two children's Bible activity books
CHURCH
MISSIONS/TRAINING
  • Newfoundland Mission Trip - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (2010)
  • Navigators Summer Training Program - Jacksonville, Florida (2008)
AWARDS & ACTIVITIES
  • LifeWay Achievement of Excellence award, 2010, 2011
  • Jimmy Draper Missions Scholarship Runner-Up, 2010
  • Henry J. Putnam Scholar, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • 2006 USAA National English Award recipient
  • 2006 KDHE "Get Caught Recycling!" County Contest winner
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) membership nominee
  • Kansas State University semester honors recipient, Spring 2007
  • Golden Key International Honour Society nominee, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • Published in November 2006 issue of Teen Ink magazine- Published in Creative Kids magazine, 2002; Creative Communications, 2005
  • Kansas State University Honors Program, August 2006 - December 2007
  • Catalyst Self-Development Experience, January 2007 - May 2007
  • Navigators Student Ministry, October 2006 - May 2009

REFERENCES AND WRITING SAMPLES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

mrs.alyssa.jones[at]gmail[dot]com

Last updated: March 21, 2014

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