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Steph's niche combines a professional background in live entertainment production with their editing skills to amplify clear communication and efficient, effective documentation. They have most notably been published in the scientific journal Ecology and the entertainment production quarterly publication Theatre Design & Technology (TD&T). They hold a Certificate in Editing from Poynter News University and ACES: The Society for Editing, a BS in Biology and BA in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama's Technical Design and Production program. Steph is also OSHA-30 and ETCP certified (Rigger–Arena & Theatre), the 2018 USITT "Golden Hammer" winner, the 2019 USITT Tech Expo winner, and a 2019 USITT Innovation Research Grant recipient. Steph's professional work as a technical designer and fabricator has been with companies including Hudson Scenic Studio, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is viewable at www.stephwaaser.com.
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Having lived all over the United States, Steph settled in Oregon in 2018 with their dog Puck. Steph and Puck enjoy hiking, agility, and sharing the couch to read and watch movies in the evenings. Puck approves of Steph's work-from-home editing venture as long he gets to call "break" to play fetch from time to time.