Why Professional Bios Matter + How to Write One

It’s 2019, people. Now that its customary for employers to scour the internet to learn about job candidates, it’s important that we actively tell them who we are and what we’re about career-wise, rather than rely on what narratives our social media presence(s) might create about us. Writing a professional bio can help us control … Continue reading Why Professional Bios Matter + How to Write One

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On the Career Path: Freelance Writing Versus In-House Writing

In August, I’ll have a B.A. in English Professional Writing. My ideal post-graduation profession is freelance writing, with time to work on my personal projects. As such, writing within the confines of a company’s office (aka in-house writing) is not my preferred work situation. However, I acknowledge the real possibility of my having to take … Continue reading On the Career Path: Freelance Writing Versus In-House Writing

Deconstruction of “Cross” by Langston Hughes

Below is the exact paper I turned in for my Literary Criticism class in the fall of 2016. This is a deconstruction from a black American female's point of view -- my specific point of view and interpretation -- of the poem. The word choice of the speaker in “Cross” suggests that he is aggrieved by … Continue reading Deconstruction of “Cross” by Langston Hughes