Katie Durant, compulsive reader, professional wordsmith, and committed grammarian, is ready to use her expertise to get you and your writing off the ground and get you where you want to be.
M.F.A Creative Nonfiction, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 2014
B.A. English, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA September 2011
A.S. Liberal Arts, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA, 2009
COPY WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE
Editor in Chief, the Dead River Review, Bedford, MA, Spring 2019. Promoting, editing, supervising, and publishing the college’s literary web-based literary magazine.
Contributor, Wellesley Magazine, Wellesley, MA, 2016-present. Finding news and updates from CE/DS Alumnae Class and compiling them into a 500-word quarterly column.
OER Content Writer, Lowell, MA. 2016-2018. Working on grant-funded projects to create open educational resources with open licensing available worldwide as free alternatives to traditional classroom materials.
Freelance Writer, Lowell, MA 2015–current. Writing content, essays and questions, to assess comprehension and critical thinking. Worked on ACT and Praxis tests as well as material to accompany multiple textbooks.
Copywriter, Ivy Talent Education, Woburn, MA, 2015. Creating and editing promotional materials for foreign parents seeking admission to American colleges for their children.
Nonfiction Editor, The Bennington Review, Bennington, VT, June 2014. Responsible for copy editing and proofreading essay and memoir submissions from graduate students.
“Adverse Reactions,” The Dead River Review, May 2019
“Sisters,” The Dead River Review, May 2015
“Bartenders,” The James Franco Review, April 2015
“Empty Enough,” The Citron Review, March 2015
“Engagement,” The Voices Project, February 2015
“On the River,” The Middlesex Review, 2008
TEACHING AND TUTORING EXPERIENCE
Writing Tutor, Freelance, 2010-Current. Responsible for creating and scaffolding assignments, strengthening editing skills, and assessing progress.
English Instructor, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA, 2015-2019. Teaching developmental and college-level Composition, Creative Writing, and Publishing courses as well as interdepartmental seminars in learning communities. Responsibilities include curriculum creation, lecturing, and evaluating performance with formative and summative assessments.
ESL/ELL Writing Tutor, Ivy Talent Education, Woburn, MA, 2014-2015. Preparing foreign students for admission to American colleges by teaching ELL/ESL students English and writing both online and in the classroom. Responsible for creating content, leading discussions, and providing both formative and summative assessments.
Writing Instructor, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 2010-2012. Teaching college-level, one-on-one writing courses. Responsible for creating a customized syllabus for each student, providing appropriate course content, and evaluating performance.
Emcee, The Dead River Review’s Catch and Release Party , Middlesex Community College, MA, Spring 2019
Keynote Speaker, Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony, Middlesex Community College, MA, Spring 2018
Panelist, “Creating Open Educational Resources,” Education Conference at MCC, Lowell, MA, Fall 2017
Keynote Speaker, MCC Literary Conference, Lowell, MA, Spring 2017
Lecturer, “Nonlinear Memoir – Breaking, Fraying, and Spiraling into Control,” Bennington, VT, June 2014
Panelist, “Middlesex Women – Leading the Way,” MCC Women’s Leadership Network, Lowell, MA, March 2012
Panelist, “Our Mothers – Ourselves,” Creative Nonfiction Panel, Rhulman Conference, Wellesley, MA, April 2010