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Elizabeth DeBusk

Elizabeth DeBusk

Assistant Editor

Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Bowie, Other

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Assistant Editor

The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

Assistant Editor

Peachtree Publishers

Editorial Intern

Drafted reader’s reports of children’s books and young adult fiction
Tracked and reviewed unsolicited manuscripts
Participated in developmental meetings for contracted manuscripts

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Teaching Linguistics (series in Language)

Editorial Assistant

Copyedited journal submissions concerning linguistics in pedagogical experiences and pedagogical research
Developed social media and online content to disseminate research to education community
Assisted in drafting calls for submissions

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The Flat Hat

Staff Editorial Writer

Contributed to editorial board meetings
Authored staff editorial twice weekly
Trained new Opinions columnists

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Anaphora Literary Press

Editorial Intern

Communicated with editor from remote location using Outlook and Gmail
Line edited novels and literary journal submissions using Microsoft Office Suite
Evaluated suitability of submissions for publication

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William and Mary Scholar Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE)

Summer Research Fellow

Designed honors research using an action-based plan to engage members of the education community
Presented findings at the 2012 National Council of Teachers of English annual convention
Conducted in-person and phone interviews with educators across the southeastern United States
Developed budget for $3,000 research grant and tracked expenditures
Collected and securely stored confidential data using Microsoft Office
Used smart phone and tablet to manage social media to connect with members of the education field

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The Flat Hat, College of William and Mary

Opinions Editor

Managed flow of editorials and artwork between columnists and cartoonists and executive staff
Drafted page layout and authored column headlines
Demonstrated time management by rearranging production deadlines to maximize efficiency
Exhibited competent usage of Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

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Gamma Phi Beta Sorority

New Member Educator

Managed $2,500 budget for the new member education program
Acted as a liaison between advisors and new members in order to spearhead the Rock Solid Relationship Program, which improved individual leadership skills among new members
Developed programming for new members

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The Bristol Herald Courier

News Intern

Arranged and conducted interviews with local businesses, non-profit organizations, and government officials
Authored news stories and feature columns concerning local events and movies
Verified and formatted Letters to the Editor

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University of Denver Publishing Institute

Publishing Certificate

The College of William and Mary

Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, English and linguistics