Peter Smedley

Features editor of the North Wind and recent college graduate
  • Marquette, Michigan
  • May 25, 2021


English/writing Bachelor’s, Outdoor recreation minor

Expected to graduate July 2021

University history:

Northern Michigan University (current)

Muskegon Community College



Cumulative GPA 3.83

2019 winter semester Dean’s list

2019 fall semester Dean’s list

2020 winter semester Dean’s list

2020 fall semester Dean’s list

2021 winter semester Dean’s list



— Proficient in Microsoft office programs

— Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite programs

— Proficient in Audacity

— Proficient in Slack and Asana

— Proficient in Zoom

— Strong critical reading and writing

— Excellent at multitasking and managing writers and a news board — Avid reader and writer with a strong understanding of

contemporary Literature

— Highly motivated, passionate, organized individual

— Comfortable working closely with others in a virtual format on a 

day-to-day basis



— Winner of the 2020 VandeZande Fiction Prize

— Winner of the 2020 Cohodas Literary Prize

— Published over fifty article clippings

— Black belt in Judo


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Bachelor's degree in English/Writing, minor in Outdoor recreation @ Northern Michigan University
Dec 2018 — Jul 2021


Features editor @ The North Wind
Jun 2020 — Jun 2021

Location: Northern Michigan University
Time allocated: July 2020- current
—(advisor) Kim Eggleston [email protected]
—Editor in Chief Justin Van’t hof [email protected]

— Managing writers, including assigning articles, assisting with any

questions the writer may have, editing their work for grammar, accuracy and clarity, and developing a sense of workplace camaraderie

— Preparing articles for publication, including WordPress SEO, 

responsibility for a photo or graphic, creating a headline and cutline, placing articles into WordPress and discussing with copy-editors

— Laying out pages on InDesign on a weekly basis

— Writing articles 

— Interviewing sources

— Developing future story ideas and researching sources

— Recording a podcast on a weekly basis and clipping audio

Server, Line-cook, Busser, Host @ Red Lobster
Aug 2016 — Dec 2018

Location: Muskegon, and Hudsonville, MI
Time allocated: August 2016- December 2018
—(231) 798-9586
— Reliable in all positions, often told I was excellent at staying ahead
of tasks as a line-cook.
Roles and responsibilities:
— Taking care of guests
— Preparing food properly
— Seating guests
— Memorizing a menu
— Cleaning tables
— Assuring excellent guest experience

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