Crystal Lynn Cox

Freelance Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Palos Hills, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
I am a professional writer with a Master's degree in English. I have a number of professional writing credits under my belt, and I am also a college English professor of writing and literature. Please message me personally for more information about my credentials


* Experienced leader in both academic and work environments
* Demonstrated achiever with exceptional knowledge of the writing process
* Experienced with curriculum and course development at the college level
* Skilled at learning new concepts quickly, working well under pressure, and communicating clearly and effectively
* Enthusiastic, organized and resourceful
* Skilled in use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Front Page, Dreamweaver, Final Draft, and Page Maker
* Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills


Master of Arts Degree in English
*Unspecified University*
Expected Graduation: May 2011
G.P.A: 3.97 on a 4.0 scale

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature
*Unspecified University*
Graduated: May 2007
G.P.A: 3.82 on a 4.0 scale
Graduation Honors: Distinction Award

2007 - present

2005 - 2007

Associate of Arts Degree in English Literature
*Unspecified College*
Graduated: May 2005
G.P.A: 3.89 on a 4.0 scale
Graduation Highest Honors: Summa *** Laude

2003 - 2005

*Unspecified High School*
G.P.A: 3.85 on a 4.0 scale
Graduated 2003

Work Experience
*Unspecified College*
Adjunct Faculty: Instructor of English 099, 101, 102 August 2009 - present

*Unspecified College
Adjunct Faculty: Instructor of Freshman Composition I January 2009 – May 2009

*Unspecified University*
Supplemental Instructor (SI) and Instructor in Training for two English courses:
Computer-Supported Writing and Computer-Assisted Language Learning writing class
October 2007 – May 2008
Instructor of English Composition I August 2007 – present
Instructor of English Composition II August 2008 – present
Instructor of Computer Assisted Language Learning August 2008 – present
Supplemental Instructor (SI) for English 100 August 2006 – August 2007

Skills include:
Designing course, curriculum, assignments and workshops
Leading regular lecture sessions, workshops on writing and one-on-one
writing conferences
Demonstrating a thorough understanding of software used in the
courses, including Dreamweaver, Audacity, and Microsoft Office Suite
Tutoring students in general English such as grammar, composition and
reading comprehension
Purposeful incorporation of technology into the classroom

Unspecfied Retail Business
February 2005 - present

Skills include:
Maintaining on-hand inventory and processing price changes
Setting up vendor buybacks and processing return-to-vendor merchandise
Thorough knowledge of the company’s computer systems and programs
Follow-up phone sales to specialty customers
Inquiry phone calls to vendors and shippers regarding missing purchase
Lawn equipment certified and trained: demonstrated sales abilities
Certified horticulturalist
Tendering sales and balancing cash drawers

Awards and Recognitions
First prize for short fictional piece at University
May 2008
Honorable Mention prizes for short fictional piece and poem at University
May 2006

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, PCA/ACA, Popular Culture Association, American Culture Association; Conference presenter in April 2010

Member, Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society of the Two-Year College

Additional Work Experience

Graduate School January 2009-June 2009
Scriptwriter for documentary research project

Static Multimedia June 2008-January 2009
Webzine writer and product reviewer

Undergraduate University Spring 2006
Editor of Skylark, campus student literary magazine

Oak Glen Elementary School Spring 2005
Volunteer, fifth grade tutor in math, reading and writing

Undergraduate College 2004-2005
Literary Editing Board for Exposure, campus student art and literary magazine
founding member
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing