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.