Hi, I’m Breanna Ransome

My pronouns are she/her, and you can call me Bre for short. The details of my academic and professional life are housed here. Thank you for taking an interest in me and welcome to my portfolio!

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Academic

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Graduate

Rutgers University, The Graduate School, Camden, NJ
Degree – Master of Arts in English
Track – Media Studies
Conferred – May 2019
GPA – 4.0/4.0

Notable Points

  • First woman Graduate Writing Assistant and first assistant offered appointment for a second year
  • Member of the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
  • Chair of the Ralph Bergen Allen Memorial Scholarship Committee (2018 – 2019)
  • Judicator for the Walt Whitman Association’s annual high school poetry contest (2019)

Learning Abroad

  • Literary Ireland (Spring 2018): Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Offaly, Dublin, and Inishmore
  • Writing Revolutions in Cuba (Spring 2019): Habana and Los Cienfuegos
Undergraduate

Rutgers University, College of Arts and Sciences, Camden, NJ
Degree
– Bachelor of Arts in English
Minor
 – Anthropology
Conferred
 – May 2017
GPA
 – 3.18/ 4.0

Notable Points

  • Dean’s List (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
  • Invitation to join the National Society for Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
  • Teaching Assistant for the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice (Spring 2017)
  • Published “Winter” in The Scarlet Review (2017 edition)
Research

Sep 2017 – May 2019
Complete Works of Edith Wharton
(CWEWh)
Oxford University Press
Textual and Digital Editing Assistant

  • Established copy texts of novels and collated with all extant versions; developed critical apparatus. Edited print volumes and online versions. Researched time periods, people, and locations to author concise and factual annotations.
  • Documented and improved editorial processes; co-authored comprehensive guidelines for Scalar. Trained new assistants in a classroom setting and reviewed all contributions.

Jan 2018 – May 2019
Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
 (ENCY)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for Humanities (MARCH)
Contributor

  • Researched, investigated, and photographed the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia, PA, interviewing Fred Astmann (member) and corresponding with Ray Biswanger (President) of Friends of the Wanamaker Organ.
  • Wrote and published a 600-word entry, complete with Related Readings, Work Cited, and Work Consulted.
  • Wrote captions for other entries’ images and fact-checked as needed.
Presentations

May 2019
The Second Annual City College of New York Graduate Literature Conference
Presented
–  “‘Speak While Staying Hidden’: Street Artists Create a New Revolutionary Landscape in Cuba”

Apr 2019
Rutgers University–Camden Graduate Research Symposium
Presented – 
“Academic Writing in Professional Graduate Programs: Reaching the Writer in the Executive MPA Student”

Academic Writing Samples

“Wanamaker Organ” (2019)
Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (ENCY)
Edited by Dr. Charlene Mires

“‘Speak While Staying Hidden’: Street Artists Create a New Revolutionary Landscape in Cuba” (2019)

“Academic Writing in Professional Graduate Programs: Reaching the Writer in the Executive MPA Student” (2019)

“‘I am the Woman’: A Book Review of Eavan Boland’s The Journey and Other Poems” (2018)

“Facebook is Your Friend: How Posthumanism Can Help Users Understand Who They Are (Not) Online” (2018)

Professional

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Creative Team Coordinator

Oct 2020 – present
Epic Marketing Consultants, Middletown, DE (Remote)

Use technical knowledge and soft skills to maintain a productive environment and keep the creative team on track. Drive internal marketing and process improvement, liaise between departments, and carry out email marketing, web design, copywriting, proposals, and QA. 

  • Manage three client accounts, in addition to supporting team members’ accounts.
  • Mitigate communications for complex disputes and facilitate resolutions.
Freelance Editor and Writer

Mar 2013 – present
DBA Ransome Revision, Mt. Ephraim, NJ (Remote)

Provide editing, writing, and the occasional digital marketing services for businesses, entrepreneurs, academics, and nonprofit organizations. Develops lasting professional relationships. 

  • Edited 1,300+ and wrote 170+ materials.
  • Designed 22 websites and 36 campaigns.
Communications Assistant

May 2017 – Jul 2019
Rutgers University, Office of Admissions, Camden, NJ

Created and approved content for print and digital marketing projects; edited all internal and external communications; performed social media and website audits and updates.

  • Co-founder/Editor-in-Chief of The Raptor’s Nest and In Flight (Admissions blogs for undergraduates and graduates, respectively). Designed and built both sites; supervised 12 student bloggers; edited 12-18 weekly submissions.
  • Led high-stakes projects: Designed and deployed campus’s Coalition Application; wrote Contact Center’s manual (digital and print versions); represented campus as judicator for Phi Theta Kappa’s scholarship.
Graduate Writing Assistant

Sep 2017 – May 2019
Rutgers University, Office of the Dean, Camden, NJ

Provided individualized writing instruction, substantive editing, and formatting (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style) for theses, dissertations, and manuscripts for graduate students across the curriculum.

  • Presented 14 original workshops with accompanying resources; keynote speaker at student retreats.
  • Revised 11 dissertations for degree-awarded doctoral candidates.
  • Awarded for Excellence at the end of two-year appointment.

Examples of Professional Work

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