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Teresa Sones

Freelance Article Writer & Grant Writer

Location:Houston, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Resume--Education & Work Experience Details

Degrees Earned:

Master of Arts, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX, May 8, 1993
Major: Behavioral Sciences—Specialist in School Psychology
Bachelor of Science, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX, May 9, 1981 Major: Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Arts, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX, May 9, 1981
Major: Chemistry

Work Experience:

Freelance Technical, Speech, Grant and Content Writer/Proofreader/Editor, 1995-present

• Duties: Writing, editing and proofreading text and formatting for websites, brochures and multi-media presentations; Writing and editing speeches, magazine articles, newsletters, grant proposals, business letters, manuals and other text as contracted

Vice President, March, 2005 to Dec, 2014, Gateway Supply Inc., Houston, TX

• General Duties: Collaborating with company CEO and president to frame a small business enterprise, from obtaining certificate of incorporation to developing organizational structure, writing process and procedures manuals and developing marketing tools; Developing vendor relationships and client base; Implementing growth strategies and client feedback processes; Developing, writing and presenting project bids; Negotiating contracts with clients and vendors; Drafting solutions for client-specific logistics challenges

• Daily Duties, Accounting Department--Managing and reconciling company bank, savings and credit card accounts; Managing and performing all tasks related to accounts payable and receivable; Interfacing with contract payroll and human resources specialists and maintaining required employee tax and payroll documentation; Reconciling client and vendor accounts; Writing, analyzing and presenting monthly financial reports and status updates

• Daily Duties, Logistics Department--Arranging ocean, land and air transfer of domestic and international cargo; Writing proposals for logistics sales; Verifying cargo and resolving discrepancies; Coordinating freight consolidation; Preparing documentation required by forwarding agents, domestic and foreign customs agencies and transportation entities

School Principal, August, 1990 to July, 2008, Life Christian Academy, Houston, TX

• Duties: Providing leadership and supervision in the maintenance of a stimulating learning environment; Building a qualified, diverse and dedicated faculty and staff; Screening potential students; Directing student activities and promoting excellence in academics and personal growth; Developing and implementing academic, athletic, fine arts and community service programs; Implementing parent volunteer program; Financial budgeting and reporting, Evaluating student and faculty member performance; Conducting faculty training seminars and workshops; Leading parent-teacher conferences, mediation and conflict resolution efforts; Interfacing with government agencies and public and private educational professionals on behalf of individual students as well as the school as an organization

Academic Tutor, June, 1977 to 2012 (part time), Bay Area Tutoring and Reading Clinic, Houston, TX

• Duties: Tutoring elementary students in math, reading, and science; Tutoring secondary and college students in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, biology, chemistry, statistics, written expression and Spanish

Secondary School Teacher, August, 1981 to May, 2008, Life Christian Academy, Houston, TX

• Duties: Planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating self-paced and traditional academic programs for intermediate and high school students; Conducting mini classes and tutorials; Participating in career planning and educational guidance conferences with parents and students

Computer Skills:

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
• Moderately proficient in QuickBooks, Outlook, Visio and Adobe software applications

Foreign Language Skills:

• Spanish—Moderately proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Grant Writing