Résumé


published clips | tech portfolio

Education
  • MA Journalism
  • Graduate TESOL Certificate
  • Certificate in Visual Design
  • BA Anthropology; BA, MA French

Work History

In addition to working as a freelance journalist and writer, since 2016 I’ve worked in secondary and post-secondary and continuing education.

Other professional projects include starting a small business called the Irving Writing Company LLC and working as a visual artist and illustrator. You can see more information about those projects on this page.

Journalism and Reporting Skills
  • Excellent research and reporting skills
  • Fact checking and rechecking
  • Knowledgeable of AP style
  • Strong commitment to professional ethics
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to integrate different media
  • Photojournalism
  • Competent with video and audio equipment

Tech and Design Skills
  • HTML and CSS
  • Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD
  • WordPress
  • Mobile-first and responsive design
  • Basic familiarity with JavaScript and JS React

Other Useful Skills
  • Highly creative
  • Excellent at synthesizing and amalgamating information
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including intercultural communication
  • Adept at breaking complicated subjects down into more easily understood parts
  • Works great solo but genuinely likes other people and collaborates well
  • Usually overplans, but improvises majestically when everything falls apart
  • Always eager to learn something new, develop a new skill, or try something that hasn’t been done before
  • Uses head, trusts gut

Internships and Fellowships
  • Production intern, A24 Africa Journal — Nairobi, Kenya
  • Journalism Fellow, FASPE (Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) — New York, Germany, Poland

Languages
  • English – native speaker
  • French – proficient
  • Spanish – “showing improvement” and working on it
  • German – Can ask questions without understanding the answers. Can deliver a few sentences and swear just convincingly enough to buy us time

Negative traits
  • Whilst thinking outside the box, has on occasion lost the box
  • Eats a lot, which gets expensive
  • Can be a bit snobby about tacos
  • Uses words like “whilst” at parties

Please email me if you would like to see a fully detailed resumé.