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James Dievler

Freelance Article Writer & Creative Writer

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Location:Keyport, New Jersey, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jamesdievler
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My name is James. I have worked as a college professor for almost twenty years, and more recently, as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader. I am both a published scholarly writer and creative writer. I have been engaged in creative writing my entire life; my MFA is in screenwriting (I have five completed feature-length screenplays); and after many years in the classroom, I am now devoting myself to my own creative expression as an author and freelance writer.
I do come from an academic background. I am expert at grammar, punctuation and other formal writing concerns. Yet, I am not a pedant. I have lived vigorously and traveled widely. I know Main Street, and I know the edge of town beyond the tracks. The range of knowledge that informs my writing and stimulates my creativity comes from professors, books, students, 21st century media, varied cultures, nature, and the street. My writing is infused with both a strong interest and immersion in popular and youth culture and a consciousness of the anxieties, desires, dreams (both unrealized and still pursued) and status values of the aging baby boomer.
For the past two years, as a freelancer, I have written feature articles, press releases, academic articles, blogs, web content, poetry and fiction. I have edited and proofread everything from student theses and dissertations, to website content, to resumes, to screenplays, and to articles for business and scientific journals.
In summary, I am both an imaginative, creative writer and thinker and an experienced, professional editor and proofreader.

CV/RESUME:

JAMES ANTHONY DIEVLER

QUALIFICATIONS
• Superior Writing, Editing and Proofreading skills
• Ability to write and edit in a broad range of forms, genres and styles
• Communications specialist
• Imaginative, Innovative thinker and writer
• Highly Adaptable – Able to work within conventional norms and forms while still mostly thinking “out of the box”
• Committed, reliable and dedicated
• Excellent teaching skills – both in the classroom and one-on-one
• Fully Engaged in Social Media
• Highly Educated Experienced Professional

EDUCATION:
Ph.D.: AMERICAN STUDIES
New York University - New York, NY; May 1997
Master of Fine Arts: RADIO, TELEVISION AND FILM
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA; May 1989
Bachelor of Arts: PHILOSOPHY
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA; May 1981

EXPERIENCE:
Freelance Writer, Editor, Proofreader and Tutor December 2010 – Present
Writing articles for websites, online magazines, business and medical journals, and continuing my creative writing. Editing and proofreading many articles/papers for websites, online magazines, and business and medical journals. Tutoring students in SAT Verbal, Language Arts, and American History.

ACADEMIC CV:
Dissertation: "****** Exiles: Edith Wharton, Henry Miller, James Baldwin and the Culture of *** and Sexuality in New York City" - A Study of: three American expatriate writers and their relationship to the culture of *** and sexuality that existed in each of their New York periods and places; that relationship as a point of conflict which thwarted each writer's creativity and fostered the need to emigrate; one text from each writer, produced in exile, as a representation of both the culture and the conflict and as an attempt by each writer to come to terms with his or her native land.

Teaching Experience:
MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE – Edison, NJ
English 121 – one section, Fall 2010; English 10 – one section, Fall 2010
MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY – West Long Branch, NJ
Literature I – two sections, Fall 2010;
Literature II – two sections, Spring 2010; two sections, Fall 2009

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SUNY - New York, NY
Identity in America: History and Literature 1965-the Present – two sections, Spring 2009; three sections, Fall 2008; two sections, Spring 2008; four sections, Fall 2007; one section, Summer 2007; two sections, Spring 2007; three sections, Fall 2006; two sections, Summer 2006; two sections, Spring 2006; one section, Winterim 2006; three sections, Fall 2005; one section, Summer 2005; one section, Spring 2005; one section, Winterim 2005; three sections, Fall 2004; one section, Summer 2004; two sections, Spring 2004; one section, Winterim, 2004; four sections, Fall 2003; one section, Summer 2003; two sections, Spring 2003; one section, Winterim 2003.
Literature and History: The Development of American Culture – one section, Spring 2009; one section, Fall 2008; one section, Spring 2008; one section, Spring 2007; one section, Spring 2006; one section, Spring 2005; one section, Spring 2004.
American Literature: one section, Spring 2004.
Short Fiction - one section, Spring 2001.
English Composition – one section, Summer 2008; one section, Summer 2004; two sections, Fall 2002; two sections, Spring 2002; four sections, Fall 2001; one section, Summer 2001; three sections, Spring 2001; two sections, Fall 2000.
Writing for Business – one section, Spring 2008; one section, Spring 2007; one section, Fall 2006; one section, Spring 2006; one section, Fall 2005; one section, Spring 2005; one section, Fall 2004; one section, Summer 2003; two sections, Spring 2003; two sections, Fall 2002; two sections, Summer 2002; one section, Spring 2002.
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY - Brooklyn, NY
American Literature Survey – one section, Spring 2007; one section, Fall 2006; one section, Fall 2005; one section, Fall 2000; one section, Spring 2004.
European Literature Survey II – one section, Fall 2004; one section, Spring 2003.
English Composition – one section, Spring 2008; one section Fall 2007; one section, Fall 2006; one section, Fall 2005; one section, Spring 2005; one section, Fall 2004; two sections, Fall 2003; two sections, Fall 2001; one section, Fall 2000.
The Research Paper - one section, Spring 2003; two sections, Fall 2002; two sections, Spring 2002.
BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CUNY - New York, NY
English Composition - one section, Spring 2001.
UNION COUNTY COLLEGE - Cranford, NJ
American Literature I - one section, Fall 2000.
Contemporary Literature - one section, Spring 2000; one section, Spring 1999; one section, Fall 1998; one section, Spring 1998; one section, Fall 1997; one section, Spring 1997.
Introduction To Literature - one section, Spring 2000; one section, Fall 1999; one section, Spring 1999; one section, Spring 1998; two sections, Summer 1997; one section, Spring 1997; two sections, Fall 1996.
English Composition - one section, Fall 2000; one section, Spring 2000; two sections, Fall 1999; two sections, Fall 1998; two sections, Fall 1997.
DELAWARE COUNTY COLLEGE - Media, PA
Fundamentals of Journalism I - one section, Spring 1987; one section Fall 1986.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Assistant, Journalism - Instructed students in the use of computer equipment for news writing and editing; oversaw news writing and editing computer labs; September 1985 to June 1986.

Faculty Service
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Tenure and Promotions Committee - Spring 2007-Spring 2009
American Studies Committee - Fall 2001
Writing Committee, Writing Assessment Committee - Fall 2000-Fall 2002

Faculty Advisor:
The Sheaf - the student literary magazine at Union County College; Spring 2000.

Teaching Interests: Twentieth Century American Literature and History; Late Nineteenth Century American Literature and History; Post World War II American Culture; Early American History and Literature; New York City History and Culture; English Composition.

Publications:
“****** Exiles: James Baldwin and Another Country” - Published in James Baldwin Now, ed. Dwight A. McBride, NYU Press, Fall 1999.
“American ****** Exiles: Edith Wharton, Henry Miller and James Baldwin” - Published in Over Here: A European Journal of American Culture, Vol. 18, #1, Summer 1998.
“****** Culture”, Review of ****** Cultures: Communities, Values and Intimacies, ed. By Jeffrey Weeks and Janet Holland - Published in Humanity and Society: Journal of the Association for Humanist Sociology, ed. Fall 1998.
” The New Geography of Race” - Published in the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference Proceedings Journal, Spring 1998.
“The New Geography of Race” - Accepted for publication in the National Association of African American Studies 1998 National Conference Proceedings Journal.
“Citizens' Role in Delivery of Park and Recreation Services” - Trends, 1985.Papers:
”James Baldwin’s ****** Exiles” - Presented at the 2001 NEMLA Conference in Hartford, CT; March 2001.
”The New Geography of Race” - Presented at the National Association of African American Studies National Conference, Houston, Texas, February 10-14, 1998.
“The New Geography of Race” - Presented at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 13-16, 1998.
“****** Exiles: Edith Wharton, Henry Miller, James Baldwin and the Culture of *** and Sexuality in New York City” - Presented at the British Association for American Studies Conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, April 4-7, 1997.
”****** Exiles: Edith Wharton, Henry Miller, and James Baldwin” - Presented at the Southwest Graduate Literature Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, March 7-9, 1997.
"****** Exile: Henry Miller" - Presented at "Heterosexuality (For Beginners)," Cornell University, November 15-17, 1996.
"Expatriate Writers and ****** Repression in New York City" - Presented at "New Work on New York," New York University, October 26, 1994.

Memberships: Modern Language Association, American Studies Association
Languages: French - proficient reader
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Creative Writing