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EMPLOYMENT 6/2009- present Andovar Web Content Writer -Write 250-700 word articles on a variety of topics for various web sites on the Internet using keyword appropriate vocabulary for high ranking. 10/2008- present Revista Arroz San Cristóbal de Las Casas, México Editor-in-Chief -Developed and founded the cultural magazine Arroz, a bilingual, bi-monthly publication which intends to broaden and support the music, art, and expression in the metropolitan town of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. -Every two weeks, compile and design the 24-page, black and white magazine, coordinating with the writers and photographers, often taking pictures and writing articles myself, along with organizing the printing -Sell advertising to local businesses to support the magazine 11/2007- 1/2009 The Guadalajara Reporter Guadalajara, México Freelance Feature Writer -Competitively pitch ideas then research, compile and write 1000-1500 word feature articles on arts, culture and politics in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico. 5/2007-2009 La Casa en el Arbol Language School San Cristóbal de Las Casas, México English Professor -Organized daily lesson plans for all levels of English students from ages 14 to 65, both individual and group classes. -Lead daily English classes taking into account specific cultural and social knowledge for the variety of individuals taught, including Maya indigenous teenagers, Mexican professionals and Spanish-speaking foreigners of San Cristóbal. -Translated and rewrote the La Casa en el Arbol website, including legal documentation for their association. 1/2006- 5/2007 Primedia Publishing Los Angeles, CA Copy Editor -Edited complete copy for both eurotuner and Super Street magazines including correcting grammatical structure and clarifying syntax according to each magazine’s specific style. -Wrote feature article on Streets of Long Beach street race in August, 2007 issue of Super Street magazine. -Compiled and composed five pages of 100 word news posts in eurotuner magazine. -Compiled and composed one to two sentence blurbs for monthly calendar in Super Street magazine. -Edited copy on a freelance basis for the quarterly Project Car magazine. 1/2006- 12/2006 LA Alternative Weekly Los Angeles, CA Freelance Feature Writer -Competitively pitched ideas then researched, compiled and wrote 1000-1500 word feature articles for the music section of the political and cultural publication, especially concentrating on the distinct ethnic music within Los Angeles. 11/2004- 5/2005 Los Angeles CityBeat Los Angeles, CA Journalism Intern -Wrote 300-1200 word articles on local arts, culture and politics. -Compiled and condensed weekly calendar listings into pithy one-sentence blurbs. -Transcribed interviews and letters. -Transcribed 175 hours of audio interviews for a personal project of Dean Kuipers, LACityBeat deputy editor EDUCATION 2000 - 2004 University of California, Los Angeles L.A., CA History Major with French Minor -3.52 GPA -Completed a Senior Honors Thesis on the social and intellectual history of 19th century France as seen through poet Arthur Rimbaud. 2002 - 2003 Université de la Sorbonne Paris, France Advanced French Language Certificate -Completed two semesters of courses in French language, culture, art and philosophy. Summer 2004 Universidad de San Hidalgo Morelia, Mexico Intensive Spanish Language Study -Completed 15 units of courses in Spanish language, concentrating on Mexican society, politics and art. -Lived for 10 weeks with a Mexican family, participating in a Mexican/American soccer league and taking informal cooking lessons from host mother. LANGUAGES -Advanced fluency in French and Spanish. TECHNICAL SKILLS -Advanced skills with PC platform computers and Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel with limited experience in Microsoft Project. -Advanced skills with Apple platform computers. -Advanced skills with Quark. -Advanced skills with CorrelDRAW
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