Reliable, personable military veteran seeks part-time employment as a bookseller. Freelance copy editor and former educator with bookselling and library experience, adept at serving the needs of a diverse customer base. Well-read and able to perform all manner of retail sales duties while providing outstanding service.
Proofread/edit technical and academic abstracts, papers, articles, and monographs, particularly focusing on social sciences and humanities works. Current clients include a Native American studies professor publishing a non-fiction monograph for the University of Nebraska Press, and the Department of Buddhist Studies, Dongguk University (Seoul, Korea), for whom services have been provided since 2010.
Processed journals, magazines, and monographic materials for tray storage in University of Florida Statewide Shared Collection's Florida Academic Repository (FLARE).
Taught academically gifted 12- and 13-year-old Indian students in mythology, legends, and folklore course for Duke University's TIP program during three-week intensive program at Infosys International campus in Mysore, India. In addition to teaching classical mythology, emphasized lesser-known mythologies, myth/lore typologies, folklore of North Carolina and India, and creative writing.
Instructed or aided in instruction of 30-75 students per course, per semester, including two courses as primary instructor. Lectured, held discussion meetings, and created/graded course web and classroom content, including digitization of materials.
Contributed to weekly community newspaper during internship for journalism degree. Provided reports, feature articles, and editing of contributed material.
Contributed, solicited/received, and edited opinion material for student-run, faculty-supervised university newspaper as journalism student. Completed page layout for print and online editions on bi-weekly deadline.
Ordered, stocked, and sold a wide variety of music and film CDs and DVDs while maintaining a high degree of customer service. Also placed special orders and conducted regular inventory assessments.
Sergeant (E5), MOS 31F. Supervised installation/operation/maintenance of telecommunication equipment. Ensured welfare and training of subordinates to high standards. Maintained Secret clearance. Highly rated by superiors and promoted ahead of peers. Honorably discharged.
Sales clerk at family-owned independent chain of mainstream bookstores. Provided high level of customer service and also managed special order services, including fulfillment of school and military purchase orders.
Sales associate and later manager at bargain bookstore. Responsible for usual sales associate duties, plus acquisition of bulk bargain book stock, special orders, meeting with vendors, and employee scheduling.
Completed PhD coursework majoring in religions of Asia, minoring in religion and nature/ecology. Conducted some research in India. No terminal degree earned.
Religions of Asia major. Emphasis on anthropology, sociology, and history of South Asian religions/culture.
Roughly equal course credits in religion studies and analytic philosophy.
Journalism track, including media theory and public relations training.
2006-2012 – Awarded Teaching Assistantship funding from University of Florida Department of Religion
2010 – Awarded Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship by Harvard University for Hindi instruction at University of Wisconsin-Madison's South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
2006 – Admitted to Alpha Chi National Undergraduate Honor Society
2006 – Admitted to Theta Alpha Kappa National Religious Studies Student Honor Society
2006 – Listed by Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
2005 – Attended Georgetown University's Institute on Political Journalism on The Fund for American Scholarship (TFAS) award
2003-2006 – Earned UNC-Pembroke Chancellor's List acknowledgments all semesters attended 2002 – Awarded Army Commendation (ARCOM) Medal 2002 – Awarded brigade coin and Certificate of Achievement for fastest successful multiple nighttime deployments 2001 – Awarded battalion coin and Certificate of Appreciation by another unit for identifying and helping extinguish rapidly-spreading wildfire during joint field training exercise 1999-2002 – Earned numerous battalion- and brigade-level Certificates of Achievement for exceptional job performance
2002 – Awarded Army Commendation (ARCOM) Medal
2002 – Awarded brigade coin and Certificate of Achievement for fastest successful multiple nighttime deployments
2001 – Awarded battalion coin and Certificate of Appreciation by another unit for identifying and helping extinguish rapidly-spreading wildfire during joint field training exercise
1999-2002 – Earned numerous battalion- and brigade-level Certificates of Achievement for exceptional job performance
PC and Mac. Basic HTML, WordPress, most MS Documents (Powerpoint, Word, Excel), MS Outlook, Adobe (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Pro Acrobat and AdobePro PDFMaker), online course layout/design, digital photography and reproduction, most standard office equipment
Style Training: MLA, APA, Chicago, and AP styles
Typing: 55-60 WPM
Foreign languages: Spanish (second-year proficiency), Hindi (second-year proficiency), Sanskrit (second-year reading proficiency)
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