At Emerson College, Ellen is focused on working in the publishing industry in an editorial capacity. The publications for which she currently works have led to her increased interest in working with authors and other editors.
Having worked for a semester as a head editor for the substantive editing team of Wilde Press, the publishing house run by Emerson College’s Undergraduate Students for Publishing, Ellen is now Editorial Director. She was previously associate editor, and before that, assistant editor.
Ellen is also Editor-in-Chief of Gangsters in Concrete, an annual literary magazine that recently launched its thirtieth-anniversary issue. She plans on publishing both online and in print, in order to bring the publication to a larger audience in an increasingly digital age. Before working as Editor-in-Chief, Ellen worked as Managing Editor, having been promoted from her role as a prose reader.
Last fall, Ellen occasionally edited for the Boston Social Justice blog, run by her close friend.
She spent the spring of 2012 copy editing Stork Magazine, where she currently works as a reader. The fiction-only literary magazine publishes two issues yearly.
From 2010 to 2012, she worked for The Lion, The Stitch, and The Wardrobe, a fashion and beauty blog which publishes articles daily. As Associate Editor, Ellen managed the team; wrote a bi-weekly column, entitled “Origin of the Trend” (a beat which has since inspired other fashion blogs, including CollegeFashion.net, to research the history of current fashion); communicated with Boston fashion insiders; and helped lead the editorial staff. She acquired this position after spending a year as a blogger.
From 2008 to 2010, Ellen was Associate Editor of The Chronicle, Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper. While under her guidance, the publication won the Columbia Scholastic Press Gold Medal, as well the National Scholastic Press Association’s “First Class with One Mark of Distinction” title, among other achievements. She also oversaw the development of the online edition which now accompanies the newspaper.