LelaniaWatkins

Freelance Copywriter & Editor

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Location:Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lelaniawatkins
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
OBJECTIVE
Seeking a position as a writing professional in which I can utilize my years of research experience, keen multi-tasking abilities, attention for detail, organizational capabilities, time management skills, and record of meeting tight deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY
• B.A., English, M.A., English, Ph.D., English in progress
• 5 years teaching English Composition, Writing, Argument and Rhetoric, and Literature at the collegiate level
• 2 years Editor-in-Chief, 1 year Managing Editor, 1 year Copy Editor - SLANT, college newspaper
• Highly skilled in Adobe, Microsoft, WordPress products
• Experience with web, digital, and paper publications
• Expertise in curriculum development, technical writing, proofreading, copy editing, and written communication
• 11 years as a 911 dispatcher, trainer, and departmental document writer and proofreader
• Proven critical thinking and decision-making skills

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 2009 - PRESENT
Instructor of English
• Teach Freshman Composition, Argument and Rhetoric, and Literatures
• Organize syllabus, course schedule, gradebook, student paperwork
• Manage digital and in-person classroom spaces, development of critical reading, writing, and communication skills
• Facilitate classroom discussions, open and honest atmosphere, an environment dedicated to learning and growth
• Develop and implement curriculum for all classes taught
Graduate Research Assistant
• Research, Labor Archives, Archives for Research on Women and Gender, GSU Special Collections
• Extensive research in both the library and online databases, special collections, and archives
Writing Studio Tutor
• Assist with all aspects of the writing process, from brainstorming to proofreading
ASHFORD UNIVERSITY, OFF-SITE, 2010-2012
Teaching Assistant
• Worked within strict deadlines to grade 60 papers per week, answered all student correspondence, and monitored digital classrooms
SMYRNA POLICE DEPARTMENT, SMYRNA, GEORGIA, 2003-2014
911 Communications Officer
State-certified Communications Training Officer
• Wrote department SOP for the Communications Division
Terminal Area Coordinator (TAC) for GCIC
• Responsible for accuracy of thousands of records in the GCIC/NCIC system, which were entered, removed, and modified on a daily basis

EDUCATION
In progress Doctor of Philosophy, English, Georgia State University
2012 Master of Arts, English, Georgia State University
2009 Bachelor of Arts, English, Agnes Scott College
Skills (2) Rating
Copywriting
Editing