LINDA CRUISE, MFA, MA

I freelance as a writer, editor, instructor, and multimedia consultant. I have a Master of Fine Arts in Writing (Spalding U., Louisville, KY). While there, I served as Editor for The Louisville Review. Along with a B.A. (Rutgers U.) and M.A. in Anthropology (Binghamton U.), I am a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Not only am I a Vermont Arts Council featured artist, but I also worked as the Council’s catalog Editor for its Art of Action Project. My published work includes fiction, creative non-fiction, literary criticism, journalism, poetry, biography, and photography, having appeared in the Burlington Free Press, Public Republic, Tecumseh Herald, The Times Ink!, The Hinesburg Record, Vermont Catholic Tribune, and League Lines. A sample of my published writing can be viewed at Public Republic, an online literary magazine. Professionally, I am a member of the League of Vermont Writers (having served twice on its Board of Directors), Phi Beta Kappa, SCBWI, and a former member of AWP.


 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Writing & Editing—MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style standards
Microsoft software (e.g., Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, Publisher)
Web Content
Social media

MailChimp (e.g., eNewsletters)
Blackboard
Web 2.0
Joomla!
Content Management System (CMS)
Blogging

Photo-editing software
PDF Creator
Adobe InDesign
IEX
SAP Business Objects
PeopleSoft


Currently, I am querying literary agents for a historical novel, set in 1856, post-Famine Ireland. I’m also in the midst of writing a young-adult novel, involving time-travel and historical elements (set in Vermont). Other writing projects include:  a writing-craft book, a WWII adult novel (set in France), and a collection of linked short stories. 

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