Résumé

James Kwapisz

Jameskwapisz@gmail.com

My passion is writing: creative, professional, and technical. While I always strive to attain accuracy of form, it is my chief concern that the function whatever it is I am writing or editing is effective. My objective is to make communication via the written word as clear as possible.

Education:

State University of New York at New Paltz

Bachelor of Arts           Major: Creative Writing

Attained – May 2014

GPA: 3.74

Currently pursuing an MA in English at SUNY New Paltz

Related Experience:

Composition Instructor, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY—January 2017-present

  • Designed syllabi, lesson plans, exams, and assignments
  • Conducted discussions and lectures on situational rhetoric and grammar/mechanics
  • Graded papers and exams, providing helpful, insightful comments
  • Assessed students’ portfolios to determine future placement

Editorial Assistant, McGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY—October 2014-February 2015

  • Oversaw composition passages in, and bookmaps of, children’s textbooks for grades K through 6; checked textbook pages in Adobe InCopy against PDF tear sheets
  • Developed tear sheets on Adobe Acrobat
  • Generated a vocabulary matrix for grades K through 6 on Excel
  • Corresponded with McGraw-Hill’s compositors about issues concerning National/California standards

Editor, Mark Ratikan’s Taurus: Son of the Sunken Realm, New York, NYAugust-September 2014; March-April 2015

  • Edited the novel, providing suggestions concerning plotline and character development
  • Reconstructed syntactical arrangements

Editor, Matthew Tarulli & John Borgese’s ODAM: Of Dreams and Magic, (Freelance)—December 2015; Dreamscape: Laruna, (Freelance)—March-April 2016

  • Edited the RPG manuals; proofread grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation

Editor, Nate Jessup’s The Spindle Tree, New Paltz, NYJune 2014; Dr. Mojahid Mirza’s Quagmire of Being, New Paltz, NYFebruary-March 2014

  • Composed critical evaluations of the poetry manuscripts
  • Edited grammar, punctuation, and syntax

Editorial Assistant, Codhill Press, New Paltz, NY—December 2013-May 2014

  • Codhill Press’s 2014 Poetry Award:
    • Read through 150 manuscripts of poetry and rated each manuscript from 1 to 4 (poor to strong)
    • Determined a winner with Head Editor Pauline Uchmanowicz
    • Arranged a mailing list of all submitters on Excel
    • Edited and paginated the poems of the winning manuscript

Computer Skills:

Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, PowerPoint, Windows OS, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WordPress

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