Jess Klaassen-Wright

Experience

Editor-in-Chief
The Sheaf Publishing Society, 2017 – 2018

Employed and supervised a team of eleven student journalists, editors, artists, and media specialists, while compiling, creating, and editing content for a weekly news publication.

  • Oversaw and contributed to a full physical and digital redesign of the paper.

  • Supported social media and on campus outreach efforts, increasing monthly pick-up rates from 60 to 80 percent.

  • Mentored and worked with an extended team of over 100 university aged volunteers.

News Editor
The Sheaf Publishing Society, 2016 – 2017

Sought out three to four news topics per week, conducted interviews, took part in media relations, wrote articles ranging from 700 to 1,800 words, edited articles, mentored and oversaw a team of volunteers, and worked alongside eleven other members of a publishing team.

Research Assistant
University of Saskatchewan, 2016

Conducted research for an English professor at the U of S. Searched databases for relevant sources and then documented them in an extensive annotated bibliography using MLA guidelines. 


Volunteer Experience

Facilitator
Inspired Minds: All Nations Creative Writing Program, 2019

Facilitated creative writing sessions for men incarcerated at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre, providing participants with the opportunity to learn about, discuss, and explore in their own writing/storytelling the different genres of literature, including poetry, short stories, autobiography, oral tradition, songs, comics, etc.

Editor
-isms feminist/art zine, 2016 – 2017

Edited two issues, containing prose, poetry, and art, for -isms, a local feminist and art zine, printed on Treaty 6 Territory, that promotes positive feminisms, encourages inclusivity and accessibility to a diverse audience, fosters discussion, and acknowledges the intersections of oppression.

Associate Editor, Humanities and Fine Arts
University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Research Journal, 2015 – 2016

Assessed undergraduate articles for publication, sought out and communicated with qualified academic peer reviewers, communicated with and provided guidance to article authors, and edited articles.


Education

Hon. BA, English with minors in psychology and Spanish
University of Saskatchewan, 2017

Professional Development Courses
Simon Fraser University, 2018

  • Editors and Editing: An Introduction

  • Basic Proofreading

  • Copy Editing

  • Indexing: An Essential Art and Science

  • Ethics and Legal Issues in Writing and Publishing


Professional Organizations

Indexing Society of Canada