RESUME/CV

 

Kori Frazier Morgan

 

 

CAREER OBJECTIVE

 

To use my training in professional and creative writing, as well as editing and publishing, to create content for blogs, web publications, and SEO content sites, as well as meet the specific communication needs of particular companies or publications.

 

EDUCATION

 

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing -- May 2010, West Virginia University, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences - Morgantown, WV

Course Emphasis: The craft of creating and critiquing creative writing in all genres.  Experience in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, proofreading, literary theory, and editing.

  • 4.0 Cumulative GPA

 

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Creative Writing -- May 2007, Ohio Northern University, Getty College of Arts and Sciences – Ada, Ohio

Course Emphasis: Training in editing, American and British literature, web publishing, rhetorical theory, and cultural studies.

  • 3.9 Cumulative GPA

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Instructor

Bryant & Stratton College - June 2016 - 

  • Teaching English and Communication courses

  • Collaborating with faculty members on developing classes in these fields

Content Curator and Tutor

Mindojo, Inc. – May 2015 – August 2016

  • Designing interactive lessons related to the different question types on the verbal component of the GRE

  • Creating vocabulary and reading comprehension practice questions for student assessment

  • Providing assistance to students enrolled in Mindojo’s GRE prep course via online tutoring

 

Consultant

Shmoop.com – January 2013 – May 2015

  • Creating fun, conversational literature study guides for young adult novels and current bestsellers

  • Composing analyses of various literary elements within a work, including characterization, theme, setting, and symbols

  • Designing quizzes about the books’ content

 

Education Content Writer and Content Evaluator

Demand Media Studios – March 2013 – April 2015

  • Creating articles related to lesson plans, teaching writing, literature, theater, college preparation and other topics

  • Participating in professional development and topic generation forums

  • Reviewing previously published articles for necessary rewrites, revisions, and updates

Freelance Writer/Editor

Various Clients – March 2013 – Present

  • Tutored high school students interested in creative writing

  • Edited book manuscripts

  • Reviewed, edited, and provided feedback for multiple dissertations, creative writing pieces, and term papers

 

Blogger

ScreenSyndrome.com – February 2013 – April 2013

  • Writing 5-6 reviews of movies and entertainment products per week

  • Meeting deadlines

  • Knowledge of Word Press platform

 

Assistant Lecturer

Department of English, University of Akron – August 2010 – Present

  • Courses Taught: English Composition 111 and 112

 

Bookseller

Half Price Books, Mayfield Heights, OH – September 2010 – July 2011

  • Customer service in buying and selling used books from and to the general public

  • Managed the fiction and children’s sections by shelving items, creating themed displays, and using knowledge of books to recommend and locate specific titles

  • Aided in company promotional activities, such as environmental awareness programs and children’s book drives

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of English, West Virginia University – Fall 2007 – Spring 2010

  • Courses Taught: Composition and Rhetoric, Analysis and Argumentation, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing Capstone Mentoring

 

Intern

Heath Associates, McGraw Hill SRA Division – Fall 2006

  • Created reading comprehension activities in the form of stories and accompanying activity workbooks for high interest/low reading level students

  • Selected vocabulary appropriate to grade and reading level standards

  • Worked with editors to revise and finalize activities

 

Various fiction, nonfiction, and poetry publications in print and web based literary journals such as Shenandoah, Summerset Review, Stepping Stones Magazine, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Rubbertop Review, and the Appalachian women’s anthology The Zinnia Tales (Mountain Girl Press: 2006).

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

  • Extensive experience with WordPress, Microsoft Office, Pages, and iWeb

  • Interpersonal communication and teamwork

  • Public speaking

  • Ability to write and revise copy quickly and punctually

  • Experience with MLA and APA style

  • Blogging and review writing

  • Areas of Interest: Education, music, Biblical Christianity, literature, film, theatre