Fiction | Nonfiction | Journalism
As an undergraduate, I held a variety of editorial positions at my student newspaper, including news editor, sports editor and editor-in-chief.
After college, I worked as an editorial assistant for a chain of newspapers in and around Baltimore, writing and editing copy, before eventually being promoted to a full-time reporter.
Most recently, I served as managing editor for the Sierra Nevada Review. Editing the Review was an incredibly beneficial experience not just from an editorial standpoint, but also as a reader and writer.
The sheer volume of submissions--over 1,000 essays, poems and stories for the 2016 edition--exposed me to a wide range of style and content, much of which was exciting and inspiring. The editorial process, though, forced me to really dig deep into the craft of each piece, even styles and forms I was unfamiliar with. Preparing to criticize or defend a piece during editorial meetings made me not only a more careful and aware reader, but also helped me look at my own work more critically, which is one of the hardest parts of the writing process.
Though my time at the Review is up, I'm looking forward to continuing my involvement in literary publishing, and am currently available for other magazines seeking readers or editorial assistance.