Catherine Bakewell: Writer, editor, translator
B.A., Spanish, High Point University – High Point, NC, May 2017
- Minor in French and Francophone Studies
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 3 years
COPYWRITER PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT GROUP Jan 2019 — PRESENT
Am writing, rewriting, and editing text that will be used on the new version of Professional Employment Group’s website.
ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANT TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM IN FRANCE Sept 2017 – April 2018
Employed by the French department of education, I assisted English teachers at two middle schools in Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle, France (Collège Andre Malraux and Collège Max Jacob). Responsibilities included practicing conversation with students aged 11 to 16, preparing supplementary documents and activities for the classroom, and teaching about English-speaking communities. Led an English club at Andre Malraux and an English-language theater club at Max Jacob.
EDITOR FREELANCE 2017-2018
Worked as a line editor for Steve Grisetti’s The Muvipix.com Guide to Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019, The Muvipix.com Guide to Adobe Premiere Elements 2019, The Muvipix.Com Guide to Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 15 and The Muvipix.Com Guide to Cyberlink Powerdirector 16 Ultimate. Worked as a line and content editor for the novels Death Adjacent by Jessica Matthews and Threadcaster by Jennifer Stolzer.
FREELANCE EDITORIAL ASSISTANT ST. LOUIS POLO CLUB MAGAZINE
Organized print ads and invoices for the inaugural issue of the magazine. Compiled and organized an Excel spreadsheet of all contact information as well as information about the ads purchased by the clients.
TRANSLATOR FREELANCE 2018
Translated Une religieuse dans la Résistance: Elise RIVET: Morte à Ravensbrück from French to English for author Nicole Evelina’s research.
MEMBER CULTURAL PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE, HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY 2016-2017
Worked alongside HPU teachers as a student representative to help plan and approve of different cultural activities and speakers that came to HPU.
RESEARCH STUDENT HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY Summer 2015
Conducted research under an HPU English professor about the French influences on the English opera, Dido and Aeneas. The article I wrote based on this research was published in 2016.
EDITOR: ENTERTAINMENT SECTION THE WILDCAT ROAR 2013-2014
Created the Entertainment section of the student-run newspaper for Westminster Christian Academy based in St. Louis, USA (The Wildcat Roar). Responsibilities included editing the design, layout, and text of articles, as well as consulting with staff writers about their work.
STAFF WRITER AND ILLUSTRATOR THE WILDCAT ROAR 2012-2013
Conducted interviews, photographed, wrote, edited, and collaborated with other student journalists. As an illustrator, I consulted with the staff writer about their creative vision, and then created original cartoons, graphics, and caricatures using Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0.
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
2018: Upcoming publication in Portales, the undergraduate research journal for Spanish language and literature at Columbia University (Article: “La dualidad gitana en el Romancero gitano de Federico García Lorca”)
2017: Publication in Portales (Article: “El barberillo de Lavapiés: Zarzuela as the Spanish Voice”)
2017: Presentation at High Point University Research and Creativity Symposium (“El romancero gitano: Lorca y la dualidad gitana”)
2016: Presentation at State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (Poster: “Dido and Aeneas: An Operatic Compromise”)
2016: Presentation at University of North Carolina at Greensboro English Graduate Student Association (Article: “El barberillo de Lavapiés: Zarzuela as the Spanish Voice”)
2016: Publication in Innovation, the research journal of High Point University (Article: “Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas: An Operatic Compromise”)
2015: Presentation at High Point University Research and Creativity Symposium (“The Art of Chocolate”) (WINNER of the 2015 Year of the Arts competition)
2015: Publication in Apogee, High Point University’s literary journal (Short story: “My Own Soul”) (WINNER of the Phoenix Literary Festival 2015)
HONORS / AWARDS
2018: Alternate for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Spain
2017: Senior of the Year, High Point University Department of World Literatures, Languages and Cultures
2017: Member of Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society)
2016: Member of Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society)
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST