#HerCampusWeek: Meet the Editorial Team

Senior Editor

Natalie Plahuta (See more about this awesome lady our Meet the Executive Team!)

Content Editors

Name

Erin Campagna

Year

Class of 2022

Major

English and Communications double major, History minor

Hometown

Chicago, Illinois

How did you get into editing?

I always liked to edit papers in high school, so my friends would always ask me to look over their’s for grammatical errors and such.

What’s your number one editing rule/what drives you crazy to edit?

The Oxford comma! It’s necessary but we edit in AP style which doesn’t include that, unfortunately. Besides that, the overuse of regular commas drives me crazy or putting in semi-colons when they aren’t needed.

If you could live in any other time period, would you? Which one?

I would want to live in the 1920s because I’ve always loved the music and fashion from that era and intrigued by all of the grandeur that was hiding some serious issues.

If you could go to any concert - at any point in time - who would it be?

I would like to see the Beatles in concert at their peak, so probably in the mid-1960s. They’re one of my favorite bands and it would be so cool to see them perform together live. 

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this year?

The best thing that’s happened to me this year is definitely getting accepted into UNC, and then choosing to come here of course!

 

Name

Ellie Baker

Year

Class of 2021

Major

English and Art History double major

Hometown

Raleigh, North Carolina

How did you get into editing?

I’ve always been a writer and very nitpicky with my own work; figured I could work at nitpicking others too!

What’s your number one editing rule/what drives you crazy to edit?

Haha using the Oxford comma, although that’s against our formatting rules here

Favorite Greek goddess? (or any goddess really)

Artemis

Celebrity crush and why?

Tom Holland / Gal Gadot

Favorite way to eat a potato?

Scalloped and smothered in cheese

 

Name

Alaina Sales

Year

Class of 2020

Major

Political Science and Global Studies double major, English minor

Hometown

Gastonia, North Carolina

How did you get into editing?

I basically started editing when my little sister and her friends were all applying to college and they needed help with their application essays!

What’s your number one editing rule/what drives you crazy to edit?

Pretty standard, but your/you're and there/they're/their are not that hard folks!!

Favorite Greek goddess?

 Athena

If you could go to any concert - at any point in time - who would it be?

Fleetwood Mac

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

"S.O.S." by ABBA

 

Name

Casey Crisp

Year

Class of 2019

Major

English and History double major

Hometown

Lexington, North Carolina

How did you get into editing?

In college, in preparation for a career in publishing.

What’s your number one editing rule/what drives you crazy to edit?

When people can't differentiate between there, their, and they're.

Favorite Greek goddess?

Artemis

If you could go to any concert - at any point in time - who would it be?

BTS

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this year?

Finishing my first book

 

Name

Raina He

Year

Class of 2021

Major

Psychology and Economics double major, English minor

Hometown

St. Louis, Missouri

How did you get into editing?

I love helping writer polish their words to make them shine!

What’s your number one editing rule/what drives you crazy to edit?

Misused commas.

Favorite Greek goddess? (or any goddess really)

Hestia, goddess of the hearth. She's the chillest of all the twelve Olympians and the only one who rarely got involved with all the godly drama. Because of this, she's not as well known as the others, but I think not being dragged into the reality show-level craziness of Mount Olympus is well worth the trade-off. #NoDramaGoddess

Current Obsession?

Spicy shrimp crackers from the Asian grocery store. Just the amount of spice, seafood flavor, and crunchiness, while being far more addicting than potato chips.

What advice would you give to yourself at age 8? 12? 16?

Don't sweat the little stuff and don't worry about making mistakes! Imperfection is part of life, and eventually, everything passes.