More About My Mad Skills....

Erin Sweeney
9238 Gross Point Road, Apt #202
Skokie, IL 60077
(773) 410-9203
[email protected]


Fordham University at Lincoln Center 2001

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism
  • Concentration in French Languages and Literature
  • Minor in English
  • Dean's List Spring 2001

DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus 2012

  • Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing
  • Partial Scholarship, 3.5 final GPA



Currently seeking agent and publication

Elephant Journal

  • Poem, “Written While Dreaming”, 2013
  • Essay, “The Lesser Buddha”:, about Frank Bonomo, a Chicago poet, 2013


Relevant Work Experience

Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy

  • Academic Advisor
  • Worked with at-risk youth in a holistic environment, 2 clean graduating classes.

WhirlyBall Chicago 2008-2010

  • Lombard Event Coordinator
  • Organized special events for high profile businesses and nonprofits

Zonta International 2002-2003

  • Member Services Coordinator
  • Edited International Directory
  • Made many high profile contacts

Valentine Boys and Girls Club of Chicago 2001-2002

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Created Program Fliers
  • Organized Special Events for a Board of Chicago politicians

Young Chicago Authors

  • Literary Magazine Editor 1998
  • Yak Dreams
  • Many of these poems and stories in the journal were read at Printer's Row 1998

Splishin'! Fanzine

  • Managing Editor 1996-1998
  • In the cut and paste era, organized a 25-page magazine directed at Oasis fans
  • Sent subscriptions to many overseas contacts
  • Provided exclusive content and photos


Recognition, Awards, & Skills

  • Received Partial Tuition Scholarship from DePaul English Department 2008
  • Dean's List at Fordham University Spring 2001
  • Won Ully Hirsch Poetry Prize at Fordham University 1999 and 2001
  • Member of Young Chicago Authors Scholarship Class 1998
  • Received $8,000 scholarship for college from Young Chicago Authors



French: Intermediate level reading, writing, and speech. Highly capable of phone conversations and correspondence.

Next Steps...

I do writing and editing work for hire.  If you'd like to contact me, please follow this link.