Athens, 2009

Athens, 2009

writing and editing Experience

Sole proprietor, Chelsey Waters Writing and Editing Services. Recent work includes:

Proofreading Media Relations material for Walla Walla University 

Proofreading client material for Coffey Communications, Inc.

Writing healthcare articles for Insignia Health

Editing Sustainable Living Center's Sustainable Living Guide

Layout and copy for Systematic Wood Designs brochure

Layout, design, and printing for Noble Creek Farm brochure

Editing and proofreading for a national pilots' association

Proofreading Andrea Campbell's New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

Writing human interest articles for Union-Bulletin

Copy editor, Coffey Communications Inc. (2004–2007)

Proofread and revised client copy; acted as liaison between designer and client to produce high-quality publications; revised copy for Web publication using basic HTML and a CMS platform 

Editor, Gadfly, Walla Walla University (2002)

Edited and oversaw production of university's literary and arts journal

Assistant to Media Relations coordinator, Walla Walla University (2001)

Wrote press releases and newsletter articles; uploaded content to Web

Teaching history and experience

Adjunct English composition instructor, Walla Walla University (2004; 2012–2015)

Taught ENGL 121: College Writing; ENGL 122: Argumentation; and ENGL 223: Research Writing

Pedagogy focuses on students’ use of rhetoric that is appropriate for and resonates with their intended audience, as well as Rogerian argument aimed at establishing common ground, and responsible research using scholarly and nontraditional and/or Web-based sourcework

Adjunct English composition instructor, Walla Walla Community College–North Campus at Washington State Penitentiary (2009–2012)

Taught ENGL 101: Intro to Academic Writing; ENGL 102: Research Writing 

Pedagogy focused on rhetoric and audience, as well as responsible research, including locating and evaluating sources. Sourcework was a particular challenge given the limited resources of the penitentiary. At my behest, penitentiary education department acquired offline EBSCO database for student research (online access is not provided to students), thus substantially broadening the availability of topics so students could do self-directed research.

Taught WRITE 100: Writing in the Workplace (WWCC main campus)

Pedagogy focused on writing and formatting business materials including business cards, letters, memos, reports, and plans

English composition instructor, Washington State University (2007–2009)

Taught ENGL 101: Intro to Writing; ENGL 105: Writing for ESL Students; shadowed ENGL 298: Research Writing for Honors Students

ENGL 101 pedagogy focused on multimodal composition and research, including Web-based composition and research as well as the integration of scholarly research. Students were challenged to focus on human-rights–related issues, a challenge that they tackled with a mixture of alarm and enthusiasm as they researched.

Additional work history

Rafting guide (2001–2003)

Medical transcription (1996-2000)


M.A., English, rhetoric and composition, Washington State University 2009, 4.0 GPA

B.A., English/writing; Walla Walla College 2003, cum laude

B.A., mass communication/journalism, Walla Walla College 2003, cum laude

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Fall 2000 (att.), Keble College, Oxford University


"Boundary Creek" manuscript accepted for In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Writers Workshop, Seeley Lake, Montana, July 13, 2015

“Let's Go Exploring: How Multimodal Composition Opens the Door to Responsible Sourcework” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, March 14, 2009

Publication Styles

I know and use AP, MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles.