Writer/ Copywriter/ Editor/ Copy editor/ Creative writer/ White Paper Writer

Work Experience

Freelance Writing and Editing                                             1 September 1995 - present

  • Provide creative ideas and concepts with substance, direction and content for web developers, brochures, news releases, and articles

  • Wrote a weekly column focusing on the delicate balance of motherhood and a full-time profession for Patch.com

  • Combine interviewing, writing and designing skills to develop resumes and cover letters designed to highlight job candidates’ skills and abilities

  • Outside editor/ reader responsible for editing content for clarity, style, conventions for doctoral dissertations of students attending CUNY, Lehigh University, University of Delaware

  • Provided undergraduate and graduate students a forum in which to improve their writing styles and conventions at Lehigh University’s Rauch Business Center’s writing center

  • Wrote and edited newsletters, brochures, and news releases for Fuller-Kovako Corporation, a company which manufactures, sells, and installs pneumatic ship loading systems

  • Wrote and edited newsletters for the Pennsylvania Classics Association, a non-profit organization of Classics, Latin, Greek teachers and professors                                                                                         

 

Pennridge High School, Perkasie, PA                                 28 August 2000 - Present

  • Latin levels taught include Latin I and Latin II with a focus on English and Latin grammar, vocabulary, etymology, history

  • English classes taught include American Literature (transitional, academic, honors levels); World Literature (academic, honors levels); British Literature (academic level) with a focus on developing writing fluency and textural analysis

  • Also teach Creative Writing, which focuses on creative non-fiction, form and free-verse poetry, fiction, playwriting, and screenplays

  • Advisor to Literary Magazine, which features student writing, art and photography

  • Advisor to Classics Club, where students meet to discuss and debate the classics, challenge themselves with more difficult Latin translations, study mythology, watch and analyze films inspired by classical literature and history

Barton County Community College, Ft. Riley, KS              1 November 1997 – 10 August 2000

  • Taught military personnel basic written and conversational English in preparation for them retaking their ASVAB tests to improve their GT scores so they might change their MOS (military jobs)

  • Taught military personnel and their dependents a variety of college-level courses including Basic English 1, Basic English 2, Expository Writing I, Public Speaking, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Microsoft Office, Creative Writing

 

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS                              25 August 1998 – 15 May 2000

  • As a graduate student fellow, taught first and second semester freshmen Expository Writing I and Expository Writing II

Education

Secondary Latin Certification, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, August 2004

Earned secondary Latin Certification (grades 6 – 12)

M.A. Creative Writing, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 2000

Focused on creative non-fiction and technical writing

M.Ed. Curriculum Planning and Development, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, May 1997

Also earned Secondary English (grades 6 – 12) certification

B.A. Journalism, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, May 1993

Minor degree: Medieval European History

Grant Awards  

  • Pennridge Community Education Foundation grant awarded in 2012 for purchasing supplies to supplement a Latin II unit of the city of Pompeii including the sociological, environmental and cultural effects of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and subsequent discovery and archaeological excavations of the city
  • Outstanding written and spoken English
  • Experience writing business letters, pamphlets, brochures, technical documentation including manuals, newsletters, press releases
  • Experience in proofing and editing with AP, APA, CMS and MLA styles
  • Excellent computer skills and expertise using MS Office, and iWork
  • Efficient researcher
  • Experience with Google Docs, iNetWord, Prezi and other popular web technologies

Skills

References

Emily Atkinson, President and Website Developer                      Pro Web Concepts, Inc

  Emily@prowebconcepts.com

 

Rebecca Wildrick, Foreign Language Department Chair           Pennridge High School  

rwildric@pennridge.org

 Elisabeth Rich, Editor, Director of Operations EggZack

erich@eggzack.com

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