Megan Komm

Megan Komm - Editor

Provo, UT, United States

I am an English and editing student at Brigham Young University.

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Overview

I am an English and editing student at Brigham Young University. I tend to gravitate toward the creative side of things, and have an uncanny knack for superfluous words. I plan to work as an editor within the publishing industry, and am particularly interested in book or magazine publishing.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
DIY & Crafts
Home & Garden
Nature
Religion & Spirituality
Travel
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Historical Fiction
Inspirational
Short Story

Certifications

  • BYU Editing Minor
  • BYU Landscape Management Minor

Work experience

Editorial Assistant

BYU Publications & Graphics
January, 2018 – Present (11 months)

- Copyediting, substantive editing, and proofreading articles for University publications according to Chicago Style, Church Style, and the BYU Style Guide.
- Gathering and checking sources.
- Writing stories, captions, blurbs, and social media posts for various BYU Speeches platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Assistant Managing Editor

Stowaway Magazine
January, 2018 – Present (11 months)

Stowaway is a quarterly nonprofit travel magazine created and published as a project for the capstone class of the editing minor at Brigham Young University (BYU). Each Stowaway issue is created by an entirely different group of students during a short 14-week semester. All class members contribute to planning, writing, editing, designing, creating web content, and selling ads.

Special Sections Coordinator

BYU Universe
September, 2017 – Present (about 1 year)

- Brainstorm and execute article ideas for the following publications: TWO Magazine, Housing Guide, and the New Student Orientation edition of the Daily Universe.
- Conduct interviews and research for content creation and implementation.
- Edit articles substantively; fact-check research and material; copyedit according to AP Style.
- Created an in-house style guide to enable consistency between publications.
- Manage scheduling and due-dates; created a weekly agenda for the TWO team.

Content Writer & Editing Intern

Stewart Cascade
September, 2017 – September, 2017 (less than a minute)

- Edit course content for cohesiveness, clarity, and tone and add literary elegance to the text.
- Proofread content in order to ensure that it communicates effectively.
- Demonstrate initiative in project organization and finalize course materials.

Circulation & Reference Assistant

Harold B. Lee Library, BYU
June, 2017 – September, 2017 (3 months)

- Assisted library patrons with research questions, the obtainment of materials, technology troubleshooting, and general use of library facilities.
- Became knowledgeable in physical and digital resources, including library research databases, periodicals, WorldCat, and WorkFlows.
- Demonstrated effective and positive communication with patrons in-person as well as via phone and email.

Assistant Editor

BYU Department of Religious Education
February, 2016 – September, 2017 (over 1 year)

- Made revisions to manuscripts; created and revised source bibliographies.
- Managed the organization and maintenance of the Faculty Resource Center, for which I created and implemented an online card catalogue for ease of access throughout the department.
- Oversaw the use of rare and out-of-print religious texts.
- Initiated and completed various projects, such as digitization of old documents, audio interview transcribing, and proofreading.

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