Marisa Deshaies


CAREER INTERESTS: Editing and writing, with emphasis on the developmental, substantive, and copyediting levels of  editorial work; teaching in higher education  

EDUCATION:                                                                                      new england college two

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE                  

Graduation date: December 2013

Henniker, NH

Master of Arts, Professional Writing

Grade Point Average: 4.0 on 4.0 scale

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE                             memorial hall

Newark, DE

Bachelor of Arts

Graduation Date: May 28th, 2011

Grade Point Average: 3.2 on 4.0 scale

Major: English

Concentration: Professional Writing

Minor: Political Science


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, and Outlook
  • Basic experience with design programs Photoshop and InDesign
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and editorial communication skills
  • Strong ability to work well alone or in a group setting
  • Increasing leadership and cross-cultural communication skills

 cecil college


Adjunct Professor of English: Cecil College, North East, MD

Associate Archivist: QPS, LLC. Newark, DE (August 2nd, 2011-Present)

  • Maintain  records used for the location of and retrieval of archived materials
  • Track   materials removed from the archives to ensure borrowed materials are  returned
  • File  and retrieve completed study documents, equipment logs, etc. at the on and off-site archive storage facilities
  • Ensure   accuracy and availability of records in the event of a regulatory  investigation
  • Ensure  company compliance with archive policies and regulatory agency requirements
  • Ensure  the safety and security of the archives and the SOP compliance of storage conditions
  • Initiate and facilitate quality improvement objectives as they apply to  archivingqps, llc
  • Assist the documentation specialist in sending draft and final study reports in MS Word, PDF, and hardcopies using FedEx
  • Train  incumbents on company archive policies and procedures


Contract Editor: Jack Miller Center for the Teaching of America’s Founding Principles and History, Philadelphia, PA (September 2010-Present)

  • Provide substantive and copyediting services Edit articles for grammar, mechanics, style, and content consistency        jack-miller-center-logo


Intern: Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE (June 2010-August 2010)

  • Proofread a manuscript of a Victorian author, to be published by the company in the following months
  • Designed flyers and pamphlets for advertising purposes of the company’s newest publications; extensive use of InDesign and Photoshop
  • Edited and wrote numerous press releases, cover  letters, and book descriptions
  • Shelved and organized books in the company’s bookshop


Head Editor of Prose: Caesura Literary Magazine (2009-2011)

  • Selected various fiction and non-fiction stories best suited for the magazine
  • Edited selected stories substantive, developmental, and copyediting consistency
  • Proofread stories numerous times at various stages for correct mechanics
  • Selected, organized, and administered the Fiction staff: included daily email communication, leading staff meetings, selecting team members, and choosing new team leaders


Cashier and Florist: Safeway, Inc. Glasgow, DE (June 2008-November 2011)

  • Scanned and bagged items in an efficient and customer-friendly manner at the register
  • Handled large amounts of money and assisted customers with their checks, credit cards, food stamps, and WIC checks
  • Commended for performance by “secret-shoppers”
  • Created arrangements and displays to attract customers’ attention to floral department
  • Efficiently managed cart corrals, waste-management , the cleanliness of food court and lobbies, and cashier break times

Intern: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Greenville, DE (June, 2007-August 2007)

  • Prepared packets for professors for Summer Institute programs, which included books, folders, photographs, and itineraries for the week-long programs
  • Executed research on the professors for the Summer Institute Program
  • Performed many mailings of the Institute’s books to colleges and universities
  • Assisted in secretarial work for others within the organization (creating spreadsheets, organizing binders, etc)

Select this link to access a pdf version of my resume: Marisa Deshaies Resume


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