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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: introduction to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
• Basic Editing Skills: a close look at copyediting and other necessary skills for editing
• Genre & Substantive Editing – Freelancing: 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-learning class
• Advanced German 2: last of the language classes; the most advanced of German language dissection
• Cultural History of Germany: a close look at the cultural development of Germany; not a language
class
• History of the German Language: linguistic looks at the language development of the German
language; 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
Managing Editor, Leading Edge Magazine, BYU, Provo, UT
JAN 2020 – PRESENT
• Attend meetings, about 13 meetings from SEP to NOV (fall semester)
• Developmentally edited a story for the winter semester’s issue, Issue 76 (“A Time to Every Purpose”)
• Led editing groups for substantive edits and copyedits for “A Time to Every Purpose”
• Taught acquisitions editors in the editing groups
Web and Social Media Team Member, Stowaway, BYU, Provo, UT
SEP 2019 – DEC 2019
• Worked to keep Stowaway active on social media platforms
• Wrote, edited, and designed articles for the upcoming issue

Senior Acquisitions Editor, Leading Edge Magazine, BYU, Provo, UT


SEP 2019 – DEC 2019
• Worked to developmental edit a large quantity of short stories, about 20 this semester
• Attended meetings, about 15 meetings from SEP to DEC (fall semester)
• Developmentally edited the stories first for any given round of edits
• Taught the incoming Junior Acquisitions Editors how Leading Edge works and how to use Dropbox,
etc.
• Participated in an editing group to substantive edit and copyedit (“Don’t Go in the Shed” in fall
semester for Issue 75)

Junior Acquisitions Editor, Leading Edge Magazine, BYU, Provo, UT


OCT 2018 – APR 2019
• Worked to developmental edit a large quantity of short stories, about 30 stories
• Attended 12 meetings from OCT – DEC 2018 (fall semester)
• Attended 10 meetings from JAN – APR (winter 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