Mira Kennedy

617-894-9030 |Ÿ kennedy.miras@gmail.com


University of Massachusetts Amherst     May 2019
Bachelor of Arts in English 
GPA: 3.7 | Major GPA: 3.9
Awards: Dean’s List Recipient, spring 2017 to fall 2018, and the Mason and Susan Lowance Award, spring 2019
Minor: Classical Civilizations | Specializations: Creative Writing; the Study and Practice of Writing
Relevant Courses: Creative Writing: Mixed Genre, Intro to Professional Writing, Tutoring Writing: Theory and Practice (Honors), Honors Practicum: Teaching in the Writing Center, Junior Year Writing: The Queer Gothic, Intensive Literary Studies, Writing and Emerging Technology, Creative Writing: Literary Nonfiction, Creative Writing: Fiction



Editorial, Design, and Production Intern
University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA
September 2018 – May 2019

  • Copyedited and proofread indices, manuscripts, etc. using Chicago Manual of Style
  • Coded manuscripts using Scribe Markup Language
  • Submitted applications for Library of Congress Catalogue in Publication data
  • Assisted with various tasks as needed, using FileMaker Pro, Adobe InDesign and Acrobat, and other software

Editor in Chief
Jabberwocky Literary Journal, English Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst
September 2018 – May 2019

  • Raised awareness of journal to English undergraduates, encouraging staff applicants and submissions
  • Reviewed staff applications and select outstanding staff members
  • Organized and directed meetings of staff; trained Managing Editor to be Editor in Chief
  • Coordinated with English Department staff on budget, advertising, and other administrative concerns
  • Utilized Adobe InDesign to design the final published journal

Undergraduate Tutor
Writing Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
September 2018 – May 2019

  • Discussed writing with fellow students at any stage of writing process, averaging 5-8 45-minute appointments per week
  • Helped students understand their personal writing process
  • Wrote brief reports on each client for other tutors to reference when working with client in the future

Editorial Intern
UpToDate, Wolters Kluwer Clinical Effectiveness, Waltham, MA
May – August 2018

  • Styled, proofread, and imported new content, contributor edits, and any associated references using UpToDate’s custom-built Microsoft Word, PubMed, and other relevant programs
  • Tracked progress of projects in Excel spreadsheet and sent manager regular updates
  • Compiled and filed contracts, assisted with several graphics and permissions checks, and other office projects

Annette Sandoval, Newport, RI
May 2018

  • Proofread for punctuation, spelling, grammar for novel Women are Like Chickens: All Breast, Thighs, and Eggs
  • Suggested revisions for unclear passages, highlighted inconsistencies in plot, and provided feedback on style choices

Managing Editor
Jabberwocky Literary Journal, English Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst
January – May 2018

  • Considered all submissions across all categories (fiction, poetry, criticism, media)
  • Organized and distributed submissions to staffs, catalogued submissions as accepted/rejected
  • Notified staff of meeting dates/times and other news
  • Collaborated with Editor in Chief on design of journal, meeting times, and executive decisions on undecided pieces

Learning Commons Technical Consultant
W.E.B. DuBois Library, Amherst, MA
September 2017 – May 2019

  • Provided excellent customer service to users of Learning Commons
  • Troubleshot issues with computers, printers, copiers, and other technology
  • Maintained cleanliness and organization of desk and general space of Learning Commons

Undergraduate Tutoring Intern
Writing Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
September 2017 – May 2018

  • Aided fellow students with various writing projects through discussion, averaging 2-4 appointments per week
  • Conducted research in pilot project and developed personal tutoring philosophy

Writing and Editing Intern
Speaker Sisterhood, Holyoke, MA
May 2017 – February 2018

  • Proofread and revised blog posts, web pages, curriculum, and other written content
  • Wrote original content for website

Fiction Staff Member
Jabberwocky Literary Journal, English Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst
January – May 2017

  • Considered student-written short fiction submitted to journal
  • Discussed each piece with other staff at weekly meetings to determine inclusion in journal

Amanda Lovelace, Highlands, NJ
April 2016, April & November 2017, May & December 2018, January 2019

  • Edited poetry collections the princess saves herself in this one (2016), the witch doesn’t burn in this one (April 2017), to make monsters out of girls (Nov. 2017), the mermaid’s voice returns in this one (May 2018), to drink coffee with a ghost (Dec. 2018), and Dragonhearts, also by Trista Mateer and Nikita Gill (2019)
  • Proofread for mistakes in spelling and grammar
  • Suggested poetic revisions to author



Volunteer Minute Mover
Residential Life, University of Massachusetts Amherst
September 2017, 2018

  • Assisted students moving belongings into dorm rooms
  • Greeted each student and parents upon arrival
  • Coordinated and problem-solved with other movers to ensure a smooth move in process for every student

Assistant Teacher
Hampshire-Franklin Day Care Center, Leverett, MA
September 2016 – May 2017

  • Supervised infants, toddlers, and preschoolers during playtime, naptime, and mealtimes
  • Developed creative and stimulating activities with teachers
  • Read books to children and participated in playtime while maintaining awareness of entire room



  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Scribe Markup Language (ScML)
  • proofreading, copyediting
  • Adobe InDesign & Acrobat
  • Google Suite (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Gmail)
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Windows and OS operating systems
  • social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Goodreads)
  • WordPress
  • time management & multitasking
  • Chicago Manual of Style