Name: Ashlin Awerkamp

Role in Schwa: Editor in Chief

Major: Editing and Publishing

Year in school: Senior

Dream job: Be Brandon Sanderson’s editor.

First item on bucket list: Write a novel myself.

Favorite book: Yes, books are my favorite. One of my favorite series is the Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan.

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: I wanted to gain editing experience outside the classroom, and I was impressed with Schwa‘s work ethic and professionalism.

 

Name: Audrey Jolly

Role in Schwa: Managing Editor

Major: Communication Disorders

Minor: Editing

Year in school: Senior

Dream job: Communication Specialist: editor, speech therapist, and life coach

First item on bucket list: Every day love my husband more than I did the day before

Favorite book: War and Peace

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: Because I admired the editor in chief and wanted to learn from her as my role model. As a result, she set me up with my husband.

 

Name: Kayla Hofeling

Role in Schwa: Co-Managing Editor

Major: Art History

Minor: Editing

Year in school: Senior

Dream job: Editor for Victoria & Albert Museum Publications in London

First item on bucket list: Visit the Borghese Gallery in Rome to see Bernini’s Apollo & Daphne

Favorite book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: I wanted to gain more experience as an editor. It’s been great!

 

Name: Alice Card

Role in Schwa: Senior Editor

Major: Linguistics

Minor: Editing & Digital Humanities

Year in school: Senior

Dream job: In-house editor for Harper Voyager, the science fiction imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

First item on bucket list: Learn how to make dairy-free cheese

Favorite book: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: I needed editing experience and I really wanted the opportunity to geek out about language, so Schwa was a perfect fit!

 

Name:  Petra Evans

Role in Schwa: Senior Editor

Major: Editing & Publishing

Minor: Anthropology, Design

Year in school: Senior

Dream job: Latter-day Saint Church historian or editor

First item on bucket list: Visit the city of Petra

Favorite book: The Count of Monte Cristo

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: Experience in editing

 

Name: Chelsea DeGolyer

Role in Schwa: Senior Editor

Major: Linguistics

Minor: Editing

Year in school: Sophomore

Dream job: Freelance Editing

First item on bucket list: Learn how to speak another language

Favorite book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: I wanted to work on Schwa because it combines two things I love: linguistics and editing. I love words and language, and I can learn about both while gaining experience in the world of publishing.

 

Name: Laura Combrink

Role in Schwa: Senior editor

Major: English

Minor: Editing

Year in school: Junior

Dream job: Owner of a writing retreat, interpreter, and florist all wrapped into one

First item on bucket list: Spain

Favorite book: The Hobbit

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: My friend told me about it, I love language, and I had a great experience once I joined!

 

Name: Anna Canlas

Role in Schwa: Web Director, Staff Editor

Major: Editing & Publishing

Minor: English

Year in school: Junior

Dream job: University professor or motivation speaker

First item on bucket list: Go hang gliding

Favorite book: Persuasion or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: I’ve worked on a student journal before, but it wasn’t the type of genre I was interested in. When I heard about Schwa, it sounded interesting and fun to help with, and now, since I’ve read a lot of the submissions and past journals, I know this is what I’m interested in.

 

Name: Sara McOmber

Role in Schwa: Staff Editor

Major: English Language

Minor: Editing

Year in school: Sophomore

Dream job: Disney Princess (or freelance editor if that doesn’t work out)

First item on bucket list: I want to visit Land of the Strays in Costa Rica – it’s a giant park full of dogs.

Favorite book: The Night Circus, Seeking Persephone, and the Harry Potter series. (This answer changes frequently.)

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: I want to gain experience in the editing and design process.

 

Name: Becky McKee

Role in Schwa: Staff Editor

Major: English

Minor: Editing

Year in school: Senior!

Dream job: Freelance Editor

First item on bucket list: Be in a movie

Favorite book: Harry Potter series

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa: For editing experience. My experience with another journal was very frustrating. Everyone I’ve talked to loves working on Schwa.

 

Name: Sarah Andersen

Role in Schwa: Staff Editor

Major: Linguistics

Year in school: Senior

Dream job: Still working on that one…

First item on bucket list: Spend a good while in Scotland.

Favorite book: Jane Eyre

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: I wanted to see what it was like being on an editing team.

 

Name: Erica Suggs

Role in Schwa: Staff Editor

Major: English Language

Minor: Editing

Year in school: Senior

Dream job: Something involving editing, horses, or folk music.

First item on bucket list: Play in a traditional Irish session in a pub in Ireland.

Favorite book: One of my favorites is And There was Light by Jacques Lusseyran

Why did you volunteer to work on Schwa?: I volunteered with Schwa to get more editing experience. Not only does it provide good experience in both the editing and design aspects of a publication, but you come away with something physical you can show potential employers to demonstrate your work.