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New York, New York
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Writer in New York, New York

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James Kwapisz Generally I correct grammar and punctuation, and smooth out syntax. If requested, I can also provide suggestions pertaining to the content of the story/novel/poem/poetry manuscript/essay. I tend to work with prose and poetry most often, but am also capable of editing academic writing. Objective: My passion is writing; creative, professional, and technical. I endeavor to obtain an entry-level position as an editor/proofreader and apply my desire and respectable work ethic toward growing professionally in the field. Education: State University of New York at New Paltz Bachelor of Arts Major: Creative Writing Attained - May 2014 GPA: 3.74 Related Experience: Editorial Assistant, McGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY--October-December 2014 • Proofread composition passages in, and bookmaps of, children's textbooks for grades 2 through 6 • Composed a vocabulary matrix for grades 1 through 6 on Excel Editor, Mark Ratikan's Taurus: Son of the Sunken Realm--August-September 2014 • Proofread and edited the fantasy novel • Provided suggestions concerning the plotline Nate Jessup's The Spindle Tree--June 2014 • Composed a critical evaluation of the poetry manuscript • Edited grammar and punctuation Dr. Mojahid Mirza's Quagmire of Being--February-March 2014 • Reconfigured the logic of the rough Russian-to-English translation • Edited grammar and punctuation Editorial Assistant, Codhill Press, New Paltz, NY December 2013-May 2014 • Codhill Press's 2014 Poetry Award: o Read through 150 manuscripts of poetry o Rated each manuscript from 1 to 4 (poor to strong) o Determined a winner with Head Editor Pauline Uchmanowicz o Arranged a mailing list of all submitters on Excel o Edited and paginated poems of the winning manuscript Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows OS, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress

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