Wednesday, December 11, 2019

On Bridge Building & Puns: Fall 2019 PWE Interns Present


Congratulations to our two Professional Writing & Editing (PWE) capstone students of Fall 2019, who skillfully presented highlights of their internship experiences at the combined PWE/Creative Writing capstone event on Tuesday, December 10.

Both interns dedicated 140 hours over the fall term to contributing writing, social media, and research expertise to different magazines.

Haleigh McCourt interned with Change Seven, an online literary magazine, where she bridged her two writing concentrations—professional and creative—and worked on web archives, rejection letters, and author agreements.
Savannah Carr interned with New South Media, where she earned herself the office title “Pun Queen” and assumed responsibility for the organization’s social media and online presence, amongst other duties—including performing interviews, writing articles, and marketing.

We extend our gratitude to their internship site sponsors, faculty and staff from the English department, and these interns’ families and friends who have supported them throughout their capstone work.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Spring - and the PWE Poster Exhibit - Has Sprung


Four Professional Writing & Editing (PWE) capstone students showcased their internship work at the biannual PWE Poster Exhibit Thursday. Judges' and attendees' votes have been tallied, and the winner of the top poster award is:

Monty Sylvan, FiT Publishing

Monty described the range of editing tasks he undertook as an intern for the sports sciences publisher—from proofreading a journal to indexing a textbook.

Congratulations to all of the interns on their accomplishments this term, including:

Joseph Conrad, who helped to modernize the communications—from legal documents to social media—at Conrad Legal Corporation.

Devin Lacy, who constructed and deconstructed textbooks to create new editions and supplementary teaching material, including PowerPoints, for FiT Publishing.
Jeremy Maddox, who invited us onto a grant-writer’s whirling ride of research, proposals, and plans for a playground for disabled children via his work at Stepping Stones.

Thank you to everyone who supported these talented English majors by attending the poster exhibit and voting for their favorite posters. A special thanks to the events' judges, as well: Jessica Walker, Kasey Osborne, and Doug Phillips.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Fall 2108 PWE Poster Winners Announced


Despite the hail, 10 Professional Writing & Editing (PWE) capstone students showcased their internship work at the biannual PWE Poster Exhibit yesterday. Judges' and attendees' votes have been tallied, and the winners of the top poster awards are:

First Place: John Bonham, Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club

Second Place:  Adelaide Estep, Weelunk

Third Place:  Michaela Martin, WV Dialect Project

Congratulations to all of the interns on their accomplishments this term, including:

  • Jacob Bernabe, who highlighted the expansive range of work English majors can take on via his experience at the WVU Launch Lab.
  • John Bonham, who promoted Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club events via fliers and social media.
  • Adelaide Estep, whose feature writing and photography are highlighted on Weelunk—Wheeling, West Virginia’s online community hangout.
  • Matthew Kinder, who edited and generated newsletter content for the Association of Transcribers and Speech-to-Text Providers (ATSP).
  • Michaela Martin, who worked to streamline behind-the-scenes processes of staff at the WV Dialect Project.
  • Jillian Molnar, who used analytics to post perfectly timed Tweets and Instagram posts for The Tea Shoppe.
  • Alexandra Nagy, who took us through the process of summarizing depositions and developing statements of fact to finally create a motion of summary judgement at Allan N. Karlin & Associates.
  • Pamela Nestor, who supported student scholarship and grant-getting through her work on newsletters for the WVU ASPIRE and Pre-Health Offices.
  • Brandon Ridgely, who demonstrated writing, managing, and marketing skills as a the League of Legends editor at RealSport.
  • Brooklynn Weaver, who worked remotely for Meyer, Ford & Glasser, PLLC performing research, attending depositions, and writing summaries.

Thank you to everyone who supported these talented English majors by attending the poster exhibit and voting for their favorite posters. A special thanks to the events' four judges, as well: Jessica Walker, Kasey Osborne, Laura Brady, and Doug Phillips.