Hey! I'm Tate. I recently completed all of my coursework at the University of Oregon Robert D. Clark Honors college; right now, I'm working on a creative thesis and doing freelance editing on the side.
Words are my thing. I excel at crafting—and helping others craft—pieces that are unique, vibrant, and grammatically impeccable. I am also very good at literature.
As an individual assistant, I regularly helped students understand difficult academic concepts. The students I assisted often had mental disabilities that made it especially difficult for them to grasp abstract theories; it was my job, then, to help them where their instructors couldn't.
My creative writing minor has involved collaboration at almost every level, from critiquing my peers’ work, to using workshop feedback to revise my own writing. In an advanced creative writing seminar last spring, my professor asked the class to anonymously...
Eduplan, College Admissions Essay Editor
2017 - Present
Edit essays for grammar, punctuation, and flow; address whether or not essays adequately follow prompts; provide suggestions for improvement, as well as topics for opening and closing paragraphs; collaborate with company lead in order to solve problems
Self-employed, Freelance projects
2014 - Present
Adapt dictation into form suitable for future book; edit essays, book chapters, and blog posts; collaborate with clients throughout writing and editing process
University of Oregon Accessible Education Center, Notetaker and Individual Assistant
2015 - 2017
Take notes for students with disabilities; edit and synthesize notes; collaborate directly with students to formulate individual note-taking strategies; provide behavioral cues and support in class
Tiferet Journal, First Reader and Associate Editor
2014 - 2016
Select outstanding poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for possible publication; edit accepted pieces for grammar, punctuation, syntax flow, and organization; design image templates for social media; compose drafts of instructional essays on creative writing
Skipping Stones Magazine, Intern
2012 - 2015
Select outstanding poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for publication; help make final publication decisions; consult on graphic design; edit accepted pieces for grammar, punctuation, and syntax; complete miscellaneous office tasks