About Sarah E. Reagle
I currently work at the Oncology Nursing Society in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a copy editor for two medical journals, Oncology Nursing Forum and Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. I use our house style in addition to Chicago and APA styles. In addition to copy editing, I do layout using Adobe InDesign and correspond with authors to produce high-quality work.
I attended the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated in April 2012 with a BA in English Literature and History of Art and Architecture. I minored in Italian and completed a certificate in Children's Literature. In the spring of 2011, I spent the semester abroad at the Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy. During this semester, focused on studying art history, and I kept a blog, Gelato & Limoncello, that chronicled my adventures abroad.
For over two years, the AP Stylebook was my best friend while I worked at The Pitt News as copy editor. My responsibilities included the grammatical and factual accuracy of the paper, and I loved it. In my last semester at college, I became a columnist for the Opinions section of the paper. I wrote how-to columns in the form of lifestyle advice.
During my years at college, I also worked various internships. My most recent internship was at The Northside Chronicle as a staff writer in the spring of 2012. I researched and wrote articles for the monthly paper and served as copy editor. During the summer of 2011, I interned at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a teaching assistant. I helped with the summer camps program and spent my time teaching children about science and trying to convince them that we would have plenty of free time to play at the end of the day. I also interned at American Jewish Museum in the fall of 2010 when I was a sophomore in college. At this internship, I served as assistant to the Museum Director and helped her in whatever manner was necessary. Because we were essentially a two-woman team, I did tasks ranging from writing articles for the newsletter to checking exhibits for damage to creating educational pamphlets for visitors.
When not working, studying or interning, I did a few purely fun activities as well. Since my first semester of college, I worked on the staff of Collision Literary Magazine and managed to cover almost every position in the magazine by the end of my senior year. I first served as prose editor in my second semester of college, became senior editor as a junior and finally became poetry editor in my senior year. I organized release parties, gave feedback to writers, managed meetings and did whatever else was necessary to allow the magazine to remain a successful publication. For two years, I was part of 92.1 WPTS, the college's radio station. In my first year, I served as a radio DJ and hosted a two-hour show every week. In my second year — in addition to remaining a DJ — I became the Assistant Programming Director where my primary responsibilities were organizing and maintaining the morning talk show and making sure that people showed up to participate every morning. I also took part in the Pitt Outdoors Club for two years. In this particular club, we embraced the outdoors by going camping, hiking, climbing, kayaking and whatever else was available to us in the beautiful region of Western Pennsylvania.