Erin Lafond is a New Hampshire writer who focuses on film and literature. She particularly loves examining pop culture and how we perceive contemporary media.

She has spent the last few years blogging for businesses and working as an editor.

Erin obtained her master’s in English and a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Boston College in 2018.

She can be reached at [email protected]

Erin Lafond headshot

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Boston College – Chestnut Hill, MA

MA in English – Dec 2018

Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies

Southern New Hampshire University – Manchester, NH

BA in English, Minor in Art History – May 2015

Emphasis on Women’s and Gender Studies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Account Manager, Ava and the Bee, Remote, February 2021 – Present

  • Write 15-25 blog posts for clients per month in their brand voice and cull images for each post
  • Respond to client emails, mange client files, and handle client invoices
  • Examine and streamline business processes as needed
  • Handle client onboarding by collecting and organizing client information
  • Manage subcontractors and assign tasks as needed
  • Post to business Facebook and LinkedIn accounts as well as manage Facebook group

Copywriter, Ava and the Bee, Remote, May 2020 – February 2021

  • Wrote 6-10 blog posts for clients per month in their brand voice and culled images for each post

Writer and Developmental Editor, Self-employed, Manchester, NH, December 2018 – present

  • Write informative and well-researched blog posts that outline the services of various companies
  • Work with clients as a developmental editor to help them develop their ideas and refine their language

Writing Fellow, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, September 2016 – December 2018

  • Oversaw three fellow Writing Fellows and helped them navigate providing feedback to students, business writing, and remote meetings
  • Worked remotely with 14-20 students each semester to help them develop their writing and argumentative skills
  • Assisted 50-75 international students remotely with the development of their resumes each summer
  • Helped author and edit the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 annual report

Teaching Assistant, Boston College English Department, Chestnut Hill, MA, August 2017 – May 2018

  • Met with students, performed preliminary grading, and taught the occasional class for Victorian Inequality (Spring 2018) and Asian-American Film (Fall 2017)

Library Assistant, Teen Services, Goffstown Public Library, Goffstown, NH, March 2015 – August 2016

  • Developed and ran two Teen Summer Reading Programs and increased program attendance and participation each year
  • Created programming for young adults including the creation of a Teen Creative Writing Club
  • Handled community outreach by meeting with local youth agencies, including serving on the board for the new Goffstown YMCA Teen Center
  • Handled Young Adult collection development by weeding and purchasing books, audiobooks, graphic novels, video games, and movies
  • Created program marketing materials and developed plans to increase monthly attendance
  • Managed social media for Facebook and Tumblr and gained experience with Instagram and Twitter
  • Provided readers advisory to teenagers and their parents

PAPERS PRESENTED

“Correcting Wonder Woman: The Power of Patty Jenkins”

Northeast Popular Culture Association, Worcester State University, 2018

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE

MA Director

Boston College English Graduate Student Colloquium, Fall 2018

MA Assistant Director

Boston College English Graduate Student Colloquium, Spring 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS

“Outstanding Achievement in Research” for senior thesis “Writing a Novel: Research and Execution” – Undergraduate Research Day, 2015

“Outstanding Student” English Language and Literature, Southern New Hampshire University, 2015

PUBLICATIONS

“Writing a Novel: Research and Execution” excerpt, SNHU 2015 Undergraduate Research Day Journal of Proceedings, 2015

Articles/poetry written for the Penman Press, SNHU Student Newspaper, 2014-2015

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Northeast Popular & American Culture Association, 2018-present

Sigma Tau Delta, 2015- present

Alpha Chi, 2014 – present

LANGUAGES

English (fluent)

French (developing)

OTHER SKILLS and ACTIVITIES

Creative Editor, Penmen Press, Southern New Hampshire University, 2014-2015

  • Worked with student writers to develop content, edited Creative Section, and served as a member of the paper’s Editorial Board

Staff Writer, Penmen Press, Southern New Hampshire University, 2013-2014

  • Wrote an assigned article for every bi-weekly issue and participated in staff meetings        

Secretary of the University Honors Council, Southern New Hampshire University, 2014-2015

  • Worked with Honors Administration to restart the Council and helped develop mission statement and policies; maintained communication between members, wrote meeting minutes, and kept Council records

Online Feed Monitor, Harvard/BCH’s Healthmap.org, 2014

  • Monitored the tiger poaching feed and sorted content for a semester