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Crystal Stryker works for Penn State Law

by Daniel Tripp — Posted May 12, 2011 10:19 PM
I am a lawyer by training and an editor by vocation. My career as an editor began the day that Professor Bill Cobb told me that in order to be taken seriously as a writer I needed to master editing. I was 19 years old, and this was news to me. So I registered for the editing class, loved it, and have used those skills every day of my life since then.
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Crystal Stryker works for  Penn State Law

I am a lawyer by training and an editor by vocation. My career as an editor began the day that Professor Bill Cobb told me that in order to be taken seriously as a writer I needed to master editing. I was 19 years old, and this was news to me. So I registered for the editing class, loved it, and have used those skills every day of my life since then.

As a member of the marketing and communications team at Penn State Law, I write news for two websites, create broadcast email campaigns, administer our social media presence, and edit a magazine. While many of my projects would not have existed ten years ago, my English degree has enabled me to approach all of these tasks from a professional perspective. Whether the project is a media pitch, tweet, Facebook update, or traditional alumni magazine feature, the goal is the same: say it well.

Thank you, Professor Cobb, for encouraging me to take that editing class.

- Crystal Stryker