About Monica Sanchez

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Arcadia Weekly Author Profile: Monica Sanchez

I am a current graduate student working toward a Master’s degree in Library Science, which only further develops my technology and organizational skills. I have a B.A. in English and a teaching credential in Secondary English and Health Science. I have ample experience in blogging, creative writing, writing grant proposals, writing for a newspaper, and working as an editorial staff member. As a writer, I can easily adapt to the desired voice of other forms of content and am excited to help your company achieve its target writing goals for creative and appropriate content.

Resume

Monica Sanchez

Talented and Versatile Writer with Experience Excelling in Writing, Editing, and Teaching

Eager to combine ongoing education, enthusiasm, drive, and relevant experience and keen to enter a challenging, new career path, preferably in writing and editing where my innovative ideas, creative and technical writing intellect, and knowledge can be fully utilized.

Areas of Expertise and Interest

Writing ● Editing & Proofreading ● Screenwriting ● Creative Writing ● Technical Writing ● Blogging ● Poetry Writing ● Research ● Teaching – English, Health Science  ● Grant Writing  ● Profile Writing

Education

Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
-San Jose State University
-Expected Completion: Dec. 2018

Secondary Teaching Credential – (Health Science)
-University of Phoenix
-June 2016

Bachelor of Arts (BA), English, SSCP
-California State University – Fullerton
-May 2014, June 2015

Transferable Skills

  • Organized and detail-oriented, possess strong analytical, planning, organizing, and time-management skills; ability to multitask and prioritize a broad range of responsibilities.
  • Works equally well individually and together as part of a team; ability to work under pressure and thrive in a highly creative and challenging environment.
  • Encompasses excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and listening skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Drive, WordPress, CMS platforms, issue.com, website-building software, and social media platforms.

Professional Experience

Editorial Contributor                                                      (July 2017-Present)
Beacon Media News                                                                       Arcadia, CA
-writing weekly SEO articles in AP format
-pitching news stories
-attending city council, board of education, and planning commission meetings
-interviewing sources and gathering reliable information
-uploading article drafts to WordPress for editorial staff

Editorial Intern                                                              (May 2017-Present)
Beacon Media News                                                                  Monrovia, CA
-writing weekly SEO articles in AP format
-pitching news stories
-updating social media accounts and publishing articles on news websites
-edit articles to find grammar corrections
-go through editorial email to select newsworthy content
-revise headlines and content

Freelance Writer                                                         (Jun 2016-Present)
Individual Contributor                                                   Sierra Madre, CA
-Worked as a ghostwriter for various agencies.
-Wrote easy-to-understand texts and produced high-quality materials, upheld      consistency of expression, readability, correct formatting, and style as per standards and  requirements.
-Contributed content and line editing for multiple scripts

English Teacher, Speech and Debate Coach (Aug 2015-Jun 2017)
Rose City High School                                                        Pasadena, CA
-Teach 12th grade English classes and college-prep 12th grade English.
-Wrote well-written successful grant proposals and persuasive profiles for student    awards.

Multiple Subject Teacher                                            (Jun-Aug 2015)
Opportunities for Learning                                             Pasadena, CA
-Taught various subjects and helped maintain a structured, positive learning  environment that appropriately met students’ academic, intellectual, and social needs.
-Analyzed students’ strengths and weaknesses and developed personal strengths of each  using a student-centered approach.

Student Teacher                                                 (Aug 2014 – June 2015)
Centennial High School                                                          Corona, CA
-Placement year of my single subject credential course where I taught 9th grade Honors  English and 9th grade Academy English.

Student Assistant                                                 (June 2014 – Oct 2014)
Auxiliary Services Corporation (Non-Profit)                Fullerton, CA
-Tutored Brazilian high school students, Japanese and Chinese university students.
-Provided co-teaching assistance and curriculum input.