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Wayne Purdin

Freelance Editor & Article Writer

Location:United States
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Wayne H. Purdin


Lead Curriculum Editor (4 years). Grand Canyon University, 3300 W Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ
Edited syllabi, lectures, rubrics, discussion forum questions, resources, media, and exams for hundreds of courses for six colleges of Grand Canyon University. Contributed ideas for improving the Editing team, CDD, and GCU. Contributed to the development of Programmatic Design (UbD) Facilitation Guide. Attended weekly professional development sessions, Conducted staff training on grammar and effective writing and new course development processes, and participated in a professional development planning meeting. Managed the queuing of courses using XRM and IssueTrak. Trained and managed four editors and several contracted freelance editors.

Online Course Instructor/Manager (3 years). Meru University, P.O. Box 277, Livingston, MT 59027
Taught two 6-week webinar courses using the Blackboard/Elluminate Live platform and one 4-week course using Adobe Connect platform, and taught a one-day webinar to train students on using Blackboard/Elluminate, course page, and discussion forum. Also, have edited and managed other online courses.

Plant Foreman (4 years). Hillcrest Middle School, 22833 N. 71st Ave, Glendale, AZ. 85310. Maintained the grounds and facilities for a 1,100-student middle school. Supervised four maintenance staff and was on-call 24-7. Attended manager training and safety classes. Scheduled work tasks for subordinates, performed daily inspections and periodic evaluations. Participated in the interviewing, hiring, discipline, and termination of several employees.

Content Writer (3 years).
Wrote over 150 articles on spiritual organizations, ideas, and events as the Phoenix Alternative Religions Examiner. Promoted to National Alternative Religions Examiner after 3 months.

Technical Writer (2 years). R.T. Associates, 2405 Johns Ave., Butte, MT 59701
Conducted research on design of alternative energy systems. Wrote reports, hand-drafted supporting engineering drawings and performed related calculations for these systems. Prepared a natural resources report and an apprenticeship program planning document.

Technical Writer/Editor (2 years). Andrulis Research, 7315 Wisc. Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Assisted in drafting the Technical Standard Operating Procedures for the Research Support System of the Army Research Institute (ARI). Researched and wrote the ARI 10-year Automation Plan. Prepared instructional materials for the ARPANET e-mail program used by ARI research scientists. Edited technical reports on experiments performed at Dugway Proving Ground. Wrote an operation and maintenance manual for a submarine Noise and Vibration Monitoring System. Abstracted state energy conservation program reports for the Department of Energy. Prepared numerous technical proposals. Cleared for handling SECRET documents.

Technical Writer/Editor (2 years). National Water Well Association, Dublin, OH 43085
Composed 200 abstracts per year for the Selected Water Resources Abstracts. Assisted in the research, writing and editing of reports. Prepared several proposals to various government agencies. Authored two articles published in the Water Well Journal. Dealt with the public and professionals over the phone and in meetings.

Research/Teaching Assistant (2 years). OSU Dept. of Geology, 205 S. Oval Dr., Columbus, Ohio
Collected data on pesticide contamination of ground water, ground water quality and quantity in Ohio, and ground water resources of Knox County, Ohio. Taught lab courses in basic, physical and environmental geology.

Technical Assistant (1 year). U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA Conducted research for a book on the geomorphology of the Eastern United States. Compiled data on the geologic and seismologic factors affecting the safety of nuclear reactor sites in the United States.


Lecturing and teaching, drafting, freelance writing of numerous nonfiction articles, and publishing electronic and print newsletters, four nonfiction books and three fiction books.


“Dual Leach Beds: An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” Water Well Journal, August, 1979, p. 46.
“Using Nonmetallic Casing for Geothermal Wells,” Water Well Journal, April, 1980, p. 90.
“Resolve to Resolve,” Team Victory Tribune, January, 2004, p. 2.
“HaHa Yoga,” Team Victory Tribune, February, 2004, p. 2.
“Love Your Cancer,” Team Victory Tribune, April, 2004, p. 2.
“**** Sunbathing,” Arizona Networking News, October/November, 2005, p. 13.
“Relationship Tennis,” Arizona Good Life Magazine, January/February, 2006, p. 37.
“The Secret Code of the Essenes and the Treasure of Akhenaton,” World Explorer, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 21-29.
“Imbibe Sunshine for a Natural High,” Arizona Networking News, August/September, 2006, p. 12
“Gene Savoy: Finder of Lost Cities” World Explorer,” Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 16-22.
“Secret Mysteries of the Sun Revealed” World Explorer, Vol 5, No. 1, pp. 28-34.
“The Yoga of Eating” Natural Awakenings, March, 2009, p.27.
“Light Therapy for Body, Mind and Soul,” AZ Networking News, March-April, 2009, p. 21.
The SOLution: Laying the Foundation for a Solar Civilization, ISIS Press, 2008.
Children of the Sun: Teaching Stories to Brighten Your Day, ISIS Press, 2009.
Rex, the Magic Teddy Bear, ISIS Press, 2009.
Lessons on the Path, ISIS Press, 2010
“Deunov’s Prophecy: Agartha, 2012, and the New Era” World Explorer, Vol 6, No. 1. - 150 articles


• Attended Manager Training course, Phoenix, AZ, April 2008.
• Attended Technical Writing course, Winter, 1994, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
• Attended seminar on Screenwriting, Big Fork, Montana, July, 1993.
• Two years of graduate work at Geology Dept. of Ohio State University, 1976-78. GPA 3.67.
• B.A. Degree in Environmental Earth Science, E. Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, 1974. GPA 3.31.
• Peace Corps Teacher Training Program, SUNY, Brockport, 1969-70. GPA 3.62


• Dean’s list for six semesters
• Board of Regents’ Scholarship, 1966-67
• Austin Screenwriters Group
• Toastmasters International, CTM
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