Work Experience

Although I am only a sophomore, I have gained considerable experience in the world of journalism. In the summer of 2008, I was a reporting intern at the High Springs Herald, the No. 1 weekly newspaper in Florida. That summer, I also started working as a lowly copy editor at the Independent Florida Alligator, the largest student-run newspaper in the country. I wrote a considerable amount of stories for the Alligator as well.

After spending two semesters copy editing, I became a grammar wizard and an AP style ninja. I now edit everything from billboards to menus. Actually, it can be come quite bothersome to some people. But as a lifelong perfectionist, I can't stand letting even a misplaced comma slip by.

This semester, I was promoted to co-freelance editor, which entails reading stories from stringers who are usually reporting students. It takes a lot of patience, a lot of e-mail checking and a lot of editing, but I love what I do. This summer, I will have a copy editing internship at the Orlando Sentinel. I hope I can eventually become an editor at a magazine, hopefully in New York City. I'm doing everything I can to reach my lifelong dream: to become a Runner's World editor.

Take a look at my resume.