Cassandra Kane


Cell/mobile: 570.582.6388
cassy.kane@gmail.com
http://cassandrakane.writersresidence.com

Journalist. Researcher. Proofreader. Editor. Educator.

A motivated and enthusiastic self-starter with eight years of professional writing and editing experience, I can produce high volumes of quality work on strict deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously. I also have experience working in nonprofit settings, as well as designing curriculum and mentoring youth. A resolute researcher and fact checker, I have an M.A. in American and New England Studies.

Publications

  • Coming to Maine to Study Abroad. Portland Monthly Magazine. July/August 2012
  • Work History

    Associate Writer, WritingWorks, Ltd.
    May 2007 — Present

    • Write, edit, and proofread copy for a variety of newsletters, presentations, annual reports, and websites

    Research Assistant and Office Aide, University of Southern Maine, American and New England Studies Department
    August 2011 — May 2013

    • Wrote and edited copy for and designed 8-page department newsletter; wrote news items for department website; managed website content

    • Assisted faculty with research and gathered and synthesized information for exhibits and scholarly articles

    Museum Educator, Providence Children's Museum
    September 2010 — August 2011

    • Managed multiple projects simultaneously: designed and implemented science-based curriculum and activities for preschool children and afterschool community centers; facilitated museum programs; compiled monthly statistics; designed temporary exhibit featuring a timeline of toys

    • Assisted the Director of Communications & Marketing with annual report research; proofread museum publications; wrote posts for museum’s blog and articles for quarterly newsletters

    • Planned three Family Nights for children and families; solicited food and monetary donations from local restaurants and businesses; wrote donation acknowledgement letters

    Reporter and Page Designer, Lebanon Daily News
    September 2007 — March 2009

    • Covered a variety of news and feature writing assignments, took photographs, and wrote captions; designed state, national, and world pages; authored several front page articles

    Correspondent, Times News
    July 2005 — September 2009

    • Covered community news, wrote features and profiles, took photographs, and wrote captions

    Co-Editor, La Vie Collegienne
    August 2008 — December 2008

    • Managed staff of 25 students and oversaw weekly production; previous positions held included staff writer, layout editor, and copy editor

    Education

    M.A. in American and New England Studies
    University of Southern Maine, May 2013

    B.A. in English/Communications and Political Science
    Lebanon Valley College, August 2009

    Awards

    Graduated summa cum laude

    Dean's List every semester