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AMANDA BRIDGET DEL SONTRO

Garden Apartment 26 05-07, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850 adelson1@ithaca.edu (607) 379-4425

EDUCATION
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY Expected Graduation: May 2014 Bachelor of Arts: Writing Minor: Environmental Studies Deans List: 6 Semesters Cumulative GPA: 3.88/4.0 Honors & Scholarships: Member of the Ithaca College Oracle Honors Society, Flora Brown Award, Emerson Summer Internship Program, Surdna Foundation Scholarship Relevant Course Work: Editing & Publishing, Grant & Proposal, Grammar & Usage, Argument, Composition Theory, Public Essay, Environmental Studies, Writing as a Naturalist, Computers & Information Technology, Advanced Workshop with Visiting Writers Wayne Koestenbaum, Luc Sante & Maggie Nelson (nonfiction), Teju Cole, Lydia Davis & Rachel Kushner (fiction), Cecilia Vicua, C.S. Giscombe & Elizabeth Willis (poetry).

PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
Editorial Intern, Island Press Washington, DC June-Aug 2013 Read manuscripts and wrote reviews for editors. Performed administrative tasks and image research for book art package. Wrote rejections, thank you-letters and requests for blurbers. Attended meetings and blogged minutes. Copyediting Intern, Ithaca Times Ithaca, NY Jan-May 2013 Edit articles for publication in area newsweekly using a combination of AP and Ithaca Times house style. Managing Editor, Fifty Shades of Gray Fur Ithaca, NY Nov 2012-Feb 2013 Directed a team of 18 students in publishing a parody book of a popular romance title. Head of research, production and distribution. Coordinated meetings, communicated with editor-in-chief, drafted emails. Editor/Creator, Collage Comics Literary Magazine Ithaca, NY Sept-Dec 2012 Created a comic book-like literary magazine with a team of four others. Organized printing, distribution and meetings. Functioned as the comics web presence. Advertised through flyers. Edited submissions.

LIBRARY & DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE


Manager/Research Help Desk Assistant, Ithaca College Library Ithaca, NY June 2012-Present Aid library patrons with locating research materials and using research databases. Advise on research use. Assist patrons with copier and related computer tasks. Close library in the evenings. Familiar with Interlibrary Loan. Development Intern, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Washington, DC June-Aug 2013 Researched, wrote and coded detailed webpages as resources for trail developers. Obtained permissions for documents, citations and images. Uploaded and drafted summaries of legal documents for websites library. Intern, Tompkins County Public Library Foundation Ithaca, NY Aug-Dec 2012 Helped establish and design new website. Wrote grants to request funding. Drafted website copy, emails, and thank-you letters to donors. Crafted informational pamphlets for events and services.

SKILLS
Microsoft Office Professional, Publisher, Prezi, Google Drive, Google Plus, basic InDesign and Photoshop; Java, HTML scripting, Artisteer, Nimbus; Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Instagram, Tumblr. Database research skills, editing experience in Chicago, AP, APA and MLA styles.

ACTIVITIES & PUBLICATIONS


Participant, independent study of Digital Literacy, journal at recoveringtechnophobe.wordpress.com (2013) Presenter, TaskStream web portfolio test for the Writing Curriculum Committee, Ithaca College (2013) Selected reader, James J. Whalen Academic Symposium, naturalist essay Dogs: My Personal Panacea (2013) Participant, National Novel Writers month, produced one 50,000-word novel in a month (2011, 2012) Second place winner, The World Poetry Movements contest, The East Side of Lake Manahawkin (2012) Contributing author, Stillwater Magazine, Ithaca College (essay, 2011; poem 2012) President and treasurer, ICNaNo, on campus National Novel Writing Month club (2010-2012) Land Steward, Ithaca College Natural Lands, submitted parcel reports (2010-2011) Contributing poet, Imprint Magazine, Ithaca College (2010).