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KAITLYN MEYERS

SKILLS
• Proficient in Google Drive applications, Word
• Proficient in the German language (Intermediate High based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
• Proficient in editing skills based on The Chicago Manual of Style
• Limited skill in InDesign, Illustrator

EDUCATION
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT—Working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Editing and Publishing
and a Minor in German
JAN 2017 – PRESENT
Anticipated Graduation: DEC 2020
Relevant Coursework:
Editing
• Introduction to the English Language: a linguistics background of English
• Modern American Usage: a descriptive look at the English language
• Grammar of English: a prescriptive look at the English language
• Introduction to Print Publishing (currently enrolled): introduction to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
• Basic Editing Skills (currently enrolled): a close look at copyediting and other necessary skills for editing
• Genre & Substantive Editing – Freelancing (currently enrolled): a look at how to be a freelance editor
German
• 2nd-Year German: sophomore-level language class
• Intermediate German: extra class taken in preparatory work for the Advanced class
• Advanced German 1: penultimate language class
• Advanced German 2: last of the language classes; the most advanced of German language dissection
• Cultural History of Germany (currently enrolled): a close look at the cultural development of Germany; not a language class

Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID—Associate’s Degree, General Studies


I originally majored in International Studies, but I decided to just get my associate’s degree in general studies then transfer to BYU in
Provo to pursue Editing and Publishing.
SEP 2015 – DEC 2016

EDITING EXPERIENCE
Acquisitions Editor, Leading Edge Magazine, BYU, Provo, UT
OCT 2018 – PRESENT
• Work to developmental edit a large quantity of short stories, about 30 so far
• Attended 12 meetings from OCT – DEC 2018 (fall semester)
• Participated in editing groups to substantive edit and copyedit a story each semester (“Masterpiece” in fall semester in Issue
73, “Coyotia” in winter semester in Issue 74)

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE


Housekeeper, Country Inn and Suites, West Bend, WI
MAY 2018 - AUG 2018
• Cleaned rooms quickly and expertly throughout the hotel throughout the week
• Enhanced the work environment by bringing a positive attitude everyday

Deli Associate, Pick ’n’ Save South, West Bend, WI


MAY 2017 - AUG 2017
• Enhanced the workplace as worked to give proper service to customers in a deli setting

Cleaning Associate, Jay-M Cleaning, West Bend, WI


APRIL 2015 - SEP 2015
MAY 2014 - SEP 2014
• Cleaned selected businesses and the home of employer with precision and speed

SOCIETIES
 The Golden Key International Honour Society - MEMBER starting 2017
 National Society of High School Scholars - MEMBER starting 2015

SERVICE/VOLUNTEER WORK
• Laurel’s President in the LDS Church organization, at age 17 – 5 MONTHS TOTAL
• Trips for humanitarian and dental work to Guatemala in 2010, 2012, 2014 – A WEEK LONG EACH TRIP
• Triage assistant during Mission of Mercy through the Wisconsin’s Dental Association in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 – 2 DAYS
EACH TIME