I currently hold a master of arts degree in English. For the past year and a half I have worked as a freelance writer and copyeditor, primarily for Dorrance Publishing in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to copyediting many types of books, I frequently write promotional materials for the books I edit. I have also written numerous articles and press releases, including several samples that you can view in my profile. You can access more samples of my work at my website, http://melaniejmartin.com/default.aspx.
While pursuing my master's degree, I served as a graduate assistant for the Slippery Rock University grants office, where I researched funding sources on a daily basis. I wrote and edited the grants office yearbook, newsletters, and website content, often translating complex, field-specific information into clear, concise descriptions for a general audience.
In summers 2005-07, I taught workshops for the SRU Summer Arts Academy, guiding students through production of a literary jour