When it all started...
Even as a child, Annabelle was drawn to words. Writing is a skill that has always come naturally for her, yet also one that she has worked hard to develop. She has always loved to write, and cannot imagine a life in which she does not express herself through the written word.
She has honed her writing skills through various academic and professional experiences. She received a Bachelor's in Writing & Rhetoric from William Smith College, where she gained extensive academic writing and editing experience through coursework and employment at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). She spent over two years at CTL as a writing fellow, conducting one-on-one sessions with students to review their writing. This position gave her considerable experience working with ESL/ELL students and further developed her editing and revision skills.
Annabelle is currently working towards a Master's of Arts in Communication Studies at the University of Rhode Island, where she also works as both a graduate instructor and the Assistant Director of the Speaking Center. For the past year, she has taught an introductory college communication course; through this position she is tasked with developing lesson plans, grading, and general classroom authority. At the university's Speaking Center, she oversees a group of peer tutors who meet with students to develop public speaking skills. Through these positions and her graduate work, she has continued to develop her skills as a writer and thinker.
Additionally, Annabelle has developed her writing, editing, communication, and interpersonal skills through various internship, academic, and professional experiences.
As evidenced in her portfolio, Annabelle is a thorough researcher and diligent editor; she is consistent in meeting deadlines, while always putting the time and effort necessary into every piece that she develops.
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