Scott Zagoria

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:San Francisco, California, United States
2 Skills
Scott Zagoria
300 Carter Lane
Eureka, CA, USA 95503
(707) 362-9001

Background & Experience: editing; academic support; proofreading; teaching; tutoring
Former USAID/Georgetown University Business English instructor in Cambodia;
Assisted Japanese Embassy staff with official ASEAN document support, instructional design & private English language tutoring;
Produced (technical writing, editing, design) computer learner documentation and technical user guides with the University of Guadalajara Computer Lab, Mexico.

Current Employment:
Business English tutor for G-ONe Communications, Inc., a Tokyo-based provider of corporate online training courses since Dec. 2008;
Academic coach for Instructional Connections at the University of Texas, Austin;
Odesk corporate advisor, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp;
Also, director of a start-up editorial consultancy (

M.S. degree in Education, California State University East Bay w/ 3.91 G.P.A. (masters degree emphasis in online teaching and learning);
M.A. degree in Ancient History from American Military University w/ 3.69 G.P.A.;

B.A. in Theater and Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983;
Passed CSET multiple subjects and CBEST examinations for teachers;
Entering an MA in Educational Technology program at San Diego State University, 9/2011.

Comprehensive working knowledge of the Internet, content management systems and desktop publishing applications; knowledge of WebCT, Blackboard, Moodle and other instructional course management systems; IBM WebSphere Web Portal and Interwoven Team Site; basic familiarity and/or significant experience with: Dream Weaver, Flash, Photoshop, Captivate, Authorware, MS Project, Camtasia, MS Office, etc.

Prior Employment History:
*Computer lab curriculum developer and instructional designer, University of Guadalajara Language Center, Mexico, February 2004 through July 2006;
*Academic tutor and learning specialist, Eton College, Windsor, UK; customized lesson plans for boarding school learning support, June 2001 through December 2003;
*Copy editor, Bloomberg, London, September 1998 through May 2001;
*Technical and official document assistant: editing and re-writing; private English tutor, Japanese Embassy, Cambodia, August 1996 through May 1997;
*USAID/Georgetown Univ: Business English instructor, at the University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 1994 through July 1996;
*Additionally, I worked as a legal proofreader and document editorial assistant for numerous major Manhattan law firms, publishers and investment banks, September 1980 through May 1994. Multiple freelance, staff and contract positions (please see the attached list).

REFERENCES: full-text available upon request
“knowledgeable about education theory and practice...a valuable member of the academic community...bright and articulate...his communication skills are excellent.”
Joanna Servatius,
Ed. D., Prof. Emerita, CSU, E. Bay

“I knew Mr. Zagoria in the context of an international project in Cambodia administered by Georgetown University, funded by USAID...[he is] able to 'think outside the box'...I believe that Scott will be a valuable asset.”
Ray Zepp, President
Dewey International Univ.,
Battambang, Cambodia

“Scott's communications skills are excellent and I believe he would prove useful in any future position in education or curriculum design. Scott received an A+ in the course I taught.”
Dennis O'Connor,
Milken National Educator

Manhattan document support (freelance & staff employers):
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Bowne & Co Incorporated
White & Case
J.P. Morgan & Co.
Shearman & Sterling
Goldman Sachs
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Sumitomo Bank Capital Markets
Sullivan & Cromwell
RR Donnelley
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Lehman Brothers
Davis Polk & Wardwell
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