Brandon Ingram

Freelance Editor & Spanish Translator

Location:Tucson, Arizona, United States
2 Skills
Summary of Qualifications

12 years experience in proofreading, copy editing, translating for small and large publications and clients
Substantial experience as a project manager & communications specialist consistently meeting all deadlines
Five years teaching university-level Language and Grammar, Success Practices, & Budgeting Courses
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills & ability to establish relationships at all levels
Management and supervision of 25 to 100 employees and volunteers in multiple work locations
Publishing Experience

The Bing Foundation 2009 – Present Editor Marana, AZ
Managed projects from design stage through manuscript prep, copyediting, typesetting, and proofreading
Edited all incoming copy for content, clarity, grammar, punctuation, and suitability
Ran design and project launch meetings, coordinating unique workflows sensitive to needs of development editors and authors 
Worked with development editors to write substantive text changes
Edited the weekly internal e-newsletter, including all reporting, photography, and web production
Produced slides for broadcast on a set of large internal monitors and uploading the slides to the monitors
Supervised, edited, and formatted company-wide e-mail blasts (ten to twenty going out per week)
Designed and produced posters, mastheads and other collateral as needed
Helped with press releases and policy postings and assisted the president with major communications
Edited copy for internal customers, including articles for external publications, and support the Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Self-employed  2002 – Present
Freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader Marana, AZ
Freelance proofreader and copy editor for print and multimedia work for multiple clients
Edited a 512-page novel (publication pending), as well as various shorter works
Handled a wide variety of customer service issues on a daily basis, both on the phone and in person
Served on multiple committees and community service groups as media representative

Delta Career Education Corporation 2009 – 2011
Registrar Tucson, AZ
Compiled accreditation info for state & national accreditation boards for implementation of new programs
Oversaw production of course catalogs for multiple campuses: wrote, formatted, edited, and published
Monitored retention, attendance, graduation, and withdrawal records and population analysis reports daily
Created, maintained, and archived student academic files ensuring integrity and meeting institutional, accreditation, federal, and state guidelines to complete compliance
Maintained complete and updated accreditation files for all staff and faculty members
Directed student grievance procedures, disciplinary policies, and code of conduct & student handbook
Created, oversaw, and maintained all aspects of departmental budget including approval of expenditures

The Southwestern Company                                    2006 – 2009
Senior Copy Editor / Translator   Nashville, TN
Supervised, recruited, trained, managed, & motivated a team of 10 proofreaders and copy editors
Edited design layouts and type specifications as well as coded manuscript files
Translated, formatted, edited, and brought to publication a series of educational children’s books
Managed translation team to interpret English materials into Spanish and French
Other Experience

Washington State University
Department of Higher Education – Adjunct Instructor                      Pullman, WA
Taught student success and management courses covering topics such as time management, goal setting, financial skills and budgeting, study habits, conflict resolution, and university-level writing skills
Assisted students in admissions, retention, career development, and student engagement services
Identified, selected, and modified instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs
Participated in student enrollment and orientation programs, and provided course counseling
Department of Foreign Languages – Assistant Professor of Spanish
Planned and delivered Spanish instruction for scheduled classes, including grammar and writing, literature and translation, and conversation courses
Adapted lesson plans to accommodate varying levels of the students and any special education needs
Managed student behavior in the classroom to ensure a safe environment conducive to learning

Student Advising and Learning Center – Academic Advisor
Provided 1-on-1 and group academic advising to ensure successful progress toward degree completion
Oversaw, managed and motivated a staff of 15 academic advisors in varying degree specialties
Assisted students in course registration, financial aid, major certification, and transfer
Developed and presented workshops for students, parents, high school/community college advisors
Collaborated with academic units and student services to facilitate comprehensive student support
Advised a variety of students, including current, prospective, and transition

La Misión Honduras Tegucigalpa                           
Director de Operaciones             Tegucigalpa, Honduras, C. A.
Maintained an administrative center with international communication
Oversaw operations for volunteers for a 20,000 square mile area of central and southern Honduras
Regulated a multifaceted annual budget with revisions including non-profit activities
Directed business and political affairs with local governmental and private agencies
Developed and implemented immigration procedures for over 200 international volunteers
Supervised interactions with US Embassy and Central American governments
Skills (2) Rating
Spanish Translation