Saint Joseph's University | Master of Arts in Writing Studies | Thesis: "Into the Ground: A Novel"
Highlighted coursework: Fiction workshop, screenplay workshop, theories, and narratives within the incarcerated population.
Temple University | Bachelor of Arts in English | Thesis: "Virginia Woolf: On Orlando and the Role of the Woman in British Modernity"
Highlighted Coursework: Critical studies, publishing, technical writing
Delaware County Community College | Associate of Applied Sciences
Highlighted coursework: Public speaking, communications, and designing.
Structural Drafter (2014-2020, 2023-) | Expert in structural drafting using AutoCAD 2022 and below. Intermediate experience in shop drawing review & requests for information (RFI’s) fulfillment.
Technical Writer (2021-2023) | Proficient in editing instruction manuals, memorandums, technical guides, etc. based on company design standards, technical communication with subject matter experts (SMEs), and layout guidelines. Knowledge of User Communication Forms (UCFs) and Problem List Entries (PLEs). Intermediate experience with XML editing and project management software such as Arbortext Editor, JIRA, and Contenta Explorer by way of Virtual Machines (VMs).
Freelance Editor & Typesetter (2018-) | Proficient in line & page editing with the use of Google Suite and/or freehand. Expert in Microsoft Word manuscript typesetting and prepress PDFs with Adobe Acrobat. Intermediate experience with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief (2015-) | Thirty West Publishing House | TWPH is a traditional publisher, focusing on hand-made poetry chapbooks, full-length poetry and prose, and novels, with a majority of debut authors in their genre. Executive decision-making on all managerial, conceptual, & editorial processes. Assistance in design, social media, production, & fulfillment.
EVENTS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Literary Reading Host (Jan 2017-Sept 2019, Jul 2021-Sept 2021, May 2022, Mar 2023) | Host of over 30 installments of “Thirty West Presents” at local and distant bars, cafes, and bookstores.
Panelist (Feb 2021) | 2021 Flash Fiction Festival, online.
Writer-in-Residence (Jun 2020) | Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) Residency
Judge (Apr 2020) | Olympic Battles, an Instagram-exclusive weekly, thematic poetry writing competition.
Literary Reading Host (Mar & Nov 2019) | Saint Joseph’s University English Dept. in conjunction with Thirty West Publishing. Host of 2 literary readings of featured writers & open mic.
Final Round Judge (Feb 2018) | Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Proofreading entrants in a blind judging session, rating quality or works by well-defined criteria.
Fiction Workshop Participant (Oct-Dec 2017) | Rosemont College Graduate English Dept. under the guidance of Erin Entrada Kelly. An intensive 6-week, non-credit workshop focusing on the objective side of editing fiction manuscripts. Editorial exercises in line editing, paragraph editing, and thematic critiquing were utilized. Guest speaker: Neil Connelly.
Guest Speaker (Jan & Mar 2017) Temple University Be A Changemaker panel | Temple University College of Liberal Arts Career Seminar
Associate Editor (Sept 2014-May 2015) | Temple University’s Hyphen Literary Magazine