So You Want to be a Writer or Editor?

Our recent graduates pursue a range of professional opportunities. Most recently we have been hearing from former students who are working writers. Whether you choose to pursue the literature or writing option (or both), an English major can lead to professional writing opportunities in both digital and print publications. Here are a few of the students who are working in the field:

Kelly Decerbo is the Social Media and Digital Communications Assistant at BIC Sport in Florence, Italy.

Taylor Thomas works in the marketing department at Outside Magazine’s New Mexico office.

Kelly Bishop is the Digital Advertising Coordinator at Mary Ann Liebert Publishing, Inc in New Rochelle, New York.

Andrew DiCristina is a photojournalist at ABC Fox Alaska News.

Jess Lulka is an Associate Editor at Desktop Engineering. Desktop Engineering’s mission is to guide their audience through the myriad of engineering tools by showcasing not only why they should be implemented, but how to take advantage of new technologies.

Samantha Norton works as a Paginator at Digtal First Media in Monroe, Connecticut, where she lays out daily and weekly pages of northeast newspapers using Adobe InDesign, collaborates with design and content editors to meet deadline and production expectations, and proofreads layouts.

Kenzie Travers is a Special Publications Editor at the Keene Sentinel, where she edits ELF Magazine, the weekly entertainment and lifestyles magazine in the Monadnock reagion. She also works as a monthly blogger for Stay Work Play New Hampshire.

Dylan Freni is a web content writer from Instabill, an international merchant server provider. He writes articles for the company’s nine websites, including three articles a week for the Instabill blog.

Brittany Hemingway is the Content Editor at Tantor Media, an independent publisher of unabridged fiction and nonfiction audiobooks.

Jess Lulka is an Associate Editor at Peerless Media. Peerless Media’s mission is to guide their audience through the myriad of engineering tools by showcasing not only why they should be implemented, but how to take advantage of new technologies.

Steven Gonzalez, an MA candidate in Anthropology at Brandeis University, is employed as a Digital Marketing Consultant at Degree Controls, Inc. and has served as a Creative Technology Writer for SearchPro Systems, an Operations Administrator for Gateways Community Services, and Deputy Field Organizer for Granite State Forward.

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