Resume

Maggie Stough

maggiestough@gmail.com

Education

NYU Summer Publishing Institute 2017, New York, New York, Expected July 2017

  • Produced a mock magazine launch with eight other students. Created Print and Digital layouts using InDesign and Photoshop. Created internal deadlines for the team and facilitated communication through shared GoogleDrive folder and Slack.
  • Project to Complete: Produce a nonfiction imprint with three book titles alongside eight other students. Serve as Publicity Director and develop overall brand and title specific publicity plans, work with Marketing Director and Social Media Director to create social media and author platform plans.
  • Wrote a blog post published on NYU Center for Publishing’s blog about the role of the bookstore.

Advanced Studies in EnglandBath, UKJune 2014 – July 2014

  • Completed two literature courses: Jane Austen in Bath, Women Writers in the Great War.
  • Visited Cornwall, Oxford, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and London.

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia, August 2011 – May 2015

  • Earned a Bachelor of Arts in English-Creative Writing with a minor in Digital Studies.
  • Graduated Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in English-Creative Writing.

Tabb High School, Yorktown, VA, September 2007 –  June 2011

  • Earned an Advanced Diploma.

Work Experience

Literally, Darling, Writer, October 2016-PresentRemote

  • Pitched article ideas to editors on a variety of topics.
  • Researched, wrote, and revised articles.
  • Uploaded articles and supplementary images to WordPress.
  • Communicated with editors and other writers regularly to discuss and collaborate on articles.

Quilt Lizzy, Marketing & Communications Specialist, February 2016-May 2016Warrenton, NC

  • Wrote and revised press releases, the event brochure, and other copy about Warrenton Quilt Days.
  • Assisted with planning and managing Warrenton Quilt Days ticket sales; volunteers; participating businesses, community organizations, and Warrenton residents; the placement and display of quilts throughout the town.
  • Interacted with customers in-person, via email, or over the phone to answer questions, provide assistance, and encourage their love of quilting and engagement with the quilting community through events and classes hosted by Quilt Lizzy.
  • Posted photos and copy on the store’s Facebook page with updates on new fabric, classes, and other events.
  • Assisted customers with shopping and purchases: measured and cut fabric; recommended fabrics for their projects; rang up sales using Quickbooks Point of Sale; answered questions; helped them find the products they were looking for.
  • Assisted with upkeep of shop: vacuumed; mopped; restocked toilet paper and paper towels; emptied trash; washed dishes; returned bolts to shelves; tidied classrooms and displays.
  • Used Constant Contact to communicate with the press and customers about upcoming events.

Ubergroup – online writing and critique group, Team Captain, September 2015 –Present, Remote

  • Discussed, established, and communicated critique plans and deadlines with small critique group team member and Ubergroup leader.
  • Critiqued and discussed team members’ novels, considering both spelling, grammar, and sentence-level writing as well as characters, plot, and other big-picture level elements.

UMW Digital Knowledge Center, Digital Project Tutor, September 2014-May 2015Fredericksburg, VA

  • Tutoring students in how to use or improve skills related to WordPress, UMW’s Domain of One’s Own, UMWBlogs, video editing (basic), audio editing (basic), image editing (basic), HTML/CSS, GoogleDrive.
  • Writing online documentation for students to access outside of the center.
  • Assisting with in-class tutorials for course-related projects.
  • Answering student and faculty questions and/or directing them to someone who can help them.
  • Building my own knowledge and skills so I can better tutor students on a wide variety of technological topics.

Lake Gaston Dog Boarding, Dog Care Taker, August 2014- January 2015Bracey, VA

  • Provided the dogs with water, food, medication, and treats as prescribed and provided by their owners.
  • Swept, vacuumed, and mopped cages.
  • Played and socialized with dogs in groups or separately in play yard.
  • Monitored behavior of dogs in group play to ensure no aggression.
  • Rotated groups of dogs or single dogs out in play yard to ensure that the dogs were not in their pens for too long.
  • Scooped poop and hosed off play yard to ensure tidiness.
  • Answered questions about the facility.

Rappahannock Review Literary Journal, Managing Editor & Assistant Fiction Editor, January 2014-September 2014Fredericksburg, VA

  • Maintained the organization of the files and folders in the shared Google Drive folder.
  • Planned, scheduled, and posted Facebook posts (daily) and tweets (twice daily) for January through mid-September.
  • Discussed fiction pieces considered for publication in themed issue.
  • Assisted with editing accepted fiction pieces for the themed issue.
  • Compiled and shared contact sheet for all the staff members of the literary journal.

Lake Country SPCA, Volunteer, June 2013-December 2013Clarksville, VA

  • Assisted with behavior training for shy dogs.
  • Assisted with leash training.
  • Cleaned cages.
  • Socialized with dogs.
  • Wrote dog biographies that would be used on PetFinder.
  • Assisted employees with animal care, photography, paperwork.
  • Communicated over the phone and in person with potential adopters and members of the community regarding events, animals, and donations.
  • Worked with other volunteers and employees at offsite events.

NASA Langley Research Center Strategic Relations Office, Intern, September 2010-June 2011Hampton, VA

  • Wrote articles for The Researcher News, the in-house newspaper for NASA Langley.
  • Wrote press releases for events occurring at NASA Langley.
  • Shadowed various people in the office so as to gain insight into the different tasks and responsibilities of the people working in that department as well as in the larger field of journalism and public relations.
  • Conducted interviews with NASA Langley employees and wrote “Center Snapshots” about who they are both inside and outside of their job at NASA.
  • Shadowed Strategic Relations Office reports who serve as liaison for interviews and presentations given within and outside of NASA Langley by NASA employees of high profile.

Tabb High School Bengal Yearbook Staff, September 2008- June 2011Yorktown, VA

Copy & Coverage Editor, September 2010-June 2011

  • Edited the first draft of all the stories written for publication in the yearbook.
  • Worked to ensure each student was getting equal coverage in the yearbook.
  • Made sure all writing in the yearbook matched the style guide.
  • Proofread yearbook pages before they were submitted to be printed.
  • Sold over $2,000 worth of yearbook ads.

Copy Editor, September 2009-June 2010

  • Edited the first draft of all the stories written for publication in the yearbook.
  • Made sure all writing in the yearbook matched the style guide.
  • Proofread yearbook pages before they were submitted to be printed.
  • Sold $1,000 worth of ads for the yearbook.
  • Pitched an idea for the next yearbook’s theme.

Staffer, September 2008-June 2009

  • Wrote stories for publication in the yearbook.
  • Took pictures to accompany the stories I wrote for publication in the yearbook.
  • Wrote captions with photo credits for the pictures accompanying stories.
  • Uploaded the stories and pictures to online software program used for designing and creating the yearbook.
  • Pitched an idea for the next yearbook’s theme.
  • Sold $1,000 worth of ads for the yearbook.

 

Skills

  • Writing, peer-reviewing, and revising creative works (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry)
  • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit, YouTube, Google+, SoundCloud)
  • HTML and CSS
  • Microsoft Office
  • WordPress
  • Video Editing (iMovie)
  • Google Drive
  • Audio Editing (Audacity)
  • Image Editing (GIMP)
  • Mac OSX
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Slack

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