Abigail Kienbaum

Graduate Student Creative Writing (Non-Fiction)

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Writing
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Journalism
  • Travel
  • Twitter
  • Creative
  • Human Interest
  • Production Assistant
  • Office
  • Copyediting
  • Interviewing
  • Instagram
  • People and Team Management
  • Story Development
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Research Narrative Development

Work history


Production Assistant

MVP Collaborative

May 2013 - Apr 2015
  • http://www.mvpcollaborative.com/


VIP Hostess

Lola Staffing

Nov 2013 - Dec 2014


Community Researcher

Voluntary Action Islington

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
  • •Interviewed clients about personal experience with the recent welfare reform •Documented experiences through writing and photographs published on a research blog •Strategized with VAI team to develop research analysis paper


Agent’s Assistant

Laura Gross Literary Agency

May 2012 - Jun 2013
  • •Read manuscripts and non-fiction book proposals and presented oral evaluations to the head agent resulting in feedback •Managed paper slush pile by providing written evaluation of queries and sending responses by post •Performed various administrative duties in a prompt and neat manner •Created and managed editor database and managed submissions-tracking database resulting in a more timely follow-ups with editors •Monitored blogs, social media, and online literary outlets and developed LGLA blog topics which resulted in a larger online presence for the agency •Managed calendar and transportation logistics to events •Organised library in LGLA office resulting in a more efficient work environment •Reviewed website for typos, broken links, and organisational errors


Research & Website Development Intern

Maggie Jones, Contributing Writer at The New York Times Magazine

May 2012 - Feb 2013
  • •Researched and synthesized information for upcoming stories •Performed research-based interviews with relevant experts •Developed and edited professional website and writing portfolio using Wordpress platform


Dean’s Intern

Wheaton College Dean of Academic Advising

Jul 2011 - May 2012
  • •Planned and executed campus and academic resources training of student mentors •Supervised and assisted over 80 student leaders •Coordinated and lead monthly community meetings


Camera Operator

Wheaton College Audio Visual Department

Jul 2011 - May 2012


Freelance Writer & Photographer

Patch.com AOL Company

May 2011 - May 2012
  • • Wrote weekly articles and took photographs for local Internet news publication • Interviewed local leaders and noteworthy persons about neighborhood events • Collaborated with editor about story directions that consistently met deadlines


Editorial Intern

Detroit Media Partnership

Apr 2010 - Aug 2010
  • •Wrote and research for the publications of StyleLine Magazine, Michiganimals, Senior Living and Michigan College Guide •Conceived of and coordinated Michigan-based designer photo shoot for October 2010 issue •Performed many editing duties including fact-checking and proof-reading for published stories


Features Writer

Wheaton College Newspaper

Aug 2009 - May 2010
  • •Pitched original story ideas, including “Style Spotlight” and “Wheaton’s Green Campus” •Worked with several photographers in creating cohesive multimedia presentations •Corresponded with editors and consistently met deadlines


Communications Intern

American Civil Liberties Union

Apr 2009 - Aug 2009
  • •Drafted “50 Years at the ACLU” timeline for newspaper anniversary issue •Researched topics such as ACLU founders and landmark Michigan cases for future publications •Composed press releases and contacted local media outlets to publicize ACLU events



Creative Writing (non-fiction

City University London

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015
  • Completed a sixty-thousand word non-fiction manuscript covering the topics of economics, urban planning, and Detroit.


English Literature and Film Studies

Wheaton College

Jan 2009 - Apr 2012