My background includes a summa cum laude M.A. in Journalism with a minor in ethnomusicology. My thesis focuses on how the media shapes South Korean cultural concepts of beauty. I also received a cum laude B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from Biola University in Los Angeles, California.
On top of my degrees I have 5+ years of paid editing experience with even more years’ unpaid experience. At my previous job I served as the managing editor of The Chimes newspaper, for which I wrote on staff for more than two years. I began as a freelance news writer and moved up quickly from a freelance writer to serve ultimately as managing editor. As a lead member of The Chimes managing staff, I learned to lead and guide a team of 30+ people working together to publish a successful weekly newspaper; I also learned fluency in AP Style writing and editing.
Currently, I freelance for Acentric Magazine, writing articles covering a wide range of topics from album and concert reviews and travel guides around the world. I also teach as a graduate assistant at the University of North Texas, where I instruct and guide my own lab with undergraduate journalism students. I design the curriculum and teach news writing, AP style, and edit student articles.
I have journalism experience all over the world from Los Angeles to London and South Korea. I’m fluent in Spanish and English with an intermediate knowledge of Korean. I’ve created a variety of public relations campaigns for different clients, written innumerable press releases, and interned in public relations for three months with Motive Entertainment.
- Catherine Streng