Christine Scherer

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

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Location:Rochester, Michigan, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/christinescherer
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CHRISTINE M. SCHERER
1203 Miniature Court
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Home: (248) 608-4453 Cell: (810) 471-8490
chris_scherer16@hotmail.com

Educator with 20 years of proofreading, editing, and management experience and a Master of Arts degree in English Composition and Rhetoric seeks position.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

•Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
•Outstanding proofreading skills
•Familiar with APA, MLA, and Chicago styles
•Proven record of excellence in project management
•Adept at working collaboratively or individually
•Skilled in assessing clients’ needs and adapting to meet those needs
•Knowledgeable about current research in composition and rhetoric theory


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ADJUNCT ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR 2010-present
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE MACOMB COUNTY, MI

•Instructed adult learners in grammar, writing, and academic research
•Created instructional materials to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional students
•Taught courses ranging from remedial to advanced levels
•Edited and proofread students’ writing
•Collaborated with other instructors to improve standards and assessments
•Incorporated social media into classroom instruction

LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER 1991-2008
WATERFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
WATERFORD, MI

•Recognized as the go-to person for questions regarding grammar and proofreading
•Taught language and writing skills to students at every level of the learning spectrum
•Collaborated with colleagues to identify and implement best practices
•Produced written communication materials for department and district purposes
•Instructed teachers in methodologies for cross-curriculum writing
•Developed curriculum using instructional design that encompasses scope and sequence
•Created curriculum and assessment tools that address various learning styles for young learners and for adult learners
•Managed multiple short and long term projects to successful completion
•Participated as both a member and a leader of various project teams for the Waterford School District and the State of Michigan
•Collaborated with fellow teachers in team-teaching programs including cross-curriculum and special education inclusion teaching
•Published research in the Literacy Consortium Journal in conjunction with the Michigan English Language Arts Project and the Michigan Council of Teachers of English
•Presented staff development programs in both content and instructional strategies
•Established and maintained positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
•Mentored three student teachers and two novice teachers
•Demonstrated leadership while serving as facilitator for the Student Assistance and Family Education program and the Positive Peer Influence program
•Managed grant funding and reporting associated with the Student Assistance and Family Education program
•Coordinated seminars and workshops for student facilitators in the Positive Peer Influence program
•Selected as a participant in the district’s Reflective Practitioner pilot program


GRANT CONSULTANT
1989-1991
GRANTSLINE
FLINT, MI

•Proofread and edited grant proposals, marketing materials, and corporate communications
•Created curriculum and assessment tools for seminars on grant writing
•Taught seminars in grant research, application, and creation
•Assisted clients in compiling data and documents needed for grant applications
•Produced a variety of successfully funded grant proposals
•Researched grant availability and requirements
•Managed simultaneous projects
•Delivered projects on deadline
•Collaborated with other consultants to determine clients’ needs
•Developed boiler-plate text for multiple purposes
•Created corporate marketing materials including newsletters and internal documents


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

MASTER OF ARTS-ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
CONCENTRATION-COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC
2010
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT
FLINT, MI

BACHELOR OF ARTS-ENGLISH
TEACHING CERTIFICATION
1989
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT
FLINT, MI

ASSOCIATES DEGREE-MERCHANDISING/MARKETING
1977
BAKER COLLEGE
FLINT, MI

ADDITIONAL COURSE WORK

•Marygrove College-Graduate courses in the Masters in the Art of Teaching program
•University of Michigan-Graduate courses in the Masters in American Culture program
•Oakland Schools-North Oakland Writing Project (two sessions)
•William Glasser Choice Theory of Management
•7 Habits of Highly Effective People
•7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
•Peer Mediation Training
•Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, Grade Quick, Blackboard (online learning system), Angel (online learning system)


REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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Proofreading