Colleen McGarry

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 Skills
Colleen McGarry
Nashville, TN

Education Bachelor of Arts, Major: English Literature; Minor: Classical Studies
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Graduation: May 2006 GPA: 3.88/4.0

Work Experience Elementary and High School Teacher, July 2006-May 2012
Servant Group International, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
• Administrated and organized teacher scheduling and calendars
• Worked well with team members in creating extracurricular and team activities
• Interfaced with parents, teachers, and administration
• Directed teachers and teacher training events and activities
• Adapted to new cultural and environmental circumstances with flexibility
• Learned and taught a variety of subjects crossing grade levels 3-11

Administrative Assistant, July 2010-December 2010
Community Christian Ministries, Moscow, Idaho
• Managed correspondence and mass mailings
• Coordinated payrolls, bills, and sales using Quickbooks and MS Word and Excel
• Edited and proofread materials for books and other publications
• Answered phone calls regarding sales and information

Assistant Manager, July 2002-June 2006
The Nuart Theatre, Moscow, Idaho
• Ran coffee bar and book store cash register and service
• Trained and mentored staff
• Interacted with customers with friendliness an efficiency

High School Teacher, August 2004-June 2006
Montrose Academy, Moscow, Idaho
• Created curriculum and lesson plans for high school literature classes
• Taught high school literature classes
• Monitored student study halls

Administrative Assistant, June 2005-August 2005
Washington State University, Moscow, Idaho
• Typed, edited and organized research grant materials
• Provided office support
• Responsible for office organization and filing system

• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher
• Diligent worker with excellent organizational skills
• Quick learner of new skills and information
• Basic Kurdish language
• Very good with children
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