In my role as interim prose editor of The Southern Review, I worked to produce one of the most prestigious literary journals in the nation. A core member of our three-person editorial team, I was responsible for selecting and editing over a hundred pages of stories and essays for each issue, which entailed corresponding with a dozen authors while fact-checking, structurally editing, and copy editing each piece. Because our policy at the journal was to write a short paragraph describing the strengths and weaknesses of each submission we received, I’ve also evaluated more than a thousand submissions during my tenure there and have developed a keen eye for constructive critique.
In addition to having a strong editorial background, I also have experience as both a writer and writing instructor. I taught composition courses for two years at Louisiana State University, independently planning and running a class each semester for twenty undergraduate students. While earning my MFA at Louisiana State, I also wrote a three-hundred-page draft of the novel I’m now completing, along with a draft of a book-length essay collection about my time spent working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska.
As someone who has benefitted immensely from the guidance and advise of other writers, I relish the opportunity to pass along my knowledge and support emerging voices.
The Southern Review
Responsible for every aspect of the editorial process for over a hundred pages of stories and essays in each issue.
New Delta Review
Louisiana State University
Taught rhetoric and English composition courses to undergraduates in the English department.
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